Judging from the trailer alone, netizens seem to be all excited about the riotous and rib-tickling scenes from Regal Entertainment’s latest comic offering, That Thing Called Tanga Na.
For many, the mere idea of seeing Billy Crawford, the typically suave and dapper Kapamilya host fleshing out his role as a gay security guard would be more than enough to send his fans to hysterical laughing fits.
In some ways, the gay spin seems more of a challenge compared to his previous “moronic” capers.
“Try putting on a straight face with half the cast dressed up in drag, making faces, and everyone coming up with their own alibis every now and then. Believe me, you cannot not laugh with all that going on,” Billy recounts.
“It’s the hilarity of it all. I wish we could show the outtakes just as well, because I believe some of them are actually funnier,” he continues.
Through it all, Billy gives his thumbs up to director Joel Lamangan for bringing out the best in the cast, including Eric Quizon, Kean Cipriano, Martin Escudero, and Angeline Quinto.
“Timing is really the key to good comedy. You can’t fake it. Just like a song, you just have to be able to get into that groove and ride it, otherwise it falls apart,” he explains.
“And props to Direk Joel for prepping all of us and keeping us from bursting out laughing.”
Incidentally, That Thing Called Tanga Na also marks Billy’s comeback of sorts to Regal Entertainment.
Billy’s first movie with Regal was Sandakot Na Bala, where he starred with the late Rudy Fernandez, back in1988. The following year, he played Vilma Santos’s son in Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga, a dramatic role that won for him his very first Guillermo Best Child Actor Award.
“It’s definitely great to be working with Regal again. Thanks to Mother Lily (Monteverde) for believing in me and giving me this chance. Who knows, we might make history again here and get another award,” he jests.
After finally coming out to his co-beauticians at Salon Paz that he is just pretending to be gay to support his sick mother, Conan (Mark Herrras) has yet to admit to himself that he has feelings for Ava (Megan Young).
A friendship starts to bloom when the two meet again. Ava will find in Conan a man who understands her dilemma: trying to run away from the arranged marriage that her parents have put her in.
Having a light bulb moment, Ava will tap Conan to act as her boyfriend. What happens to Conan now that he has to pretend to be someone else again? And as he gets closer to Ava, will he find himself falling in love with her?
Watch Conan My Beautician, 5 p.m. today after GMA Blockbusters on GMA-7.
The no.1 music channel welcomes to its family Donny Pangilinan and Sunny Kim, two fresh and talented faces who will surely make the MYX viewing experience more exciting for music fans and the youth.
Donny Pangilinan is the son of award-winning actress Maricel Laxa and TV host Anthony Pangilinan. At 18 years old, Donny has obtained a cult following through social media with over 35K followers on Twitter and 68K on Instagram even before appearing on TV.
VJ Donny is a fresh graduate of Brent International School and describes himself as super competitive and someone who loves basketball and surfing. Standing 6’1” tall and armed with his active and easy-going personality, Donny is now the latest addition to the exclusive roster of MYX VJs.
Sunny Kim, on the other hand, is 100 percent Korean but her heart is 100 percent Pinoy. She came to the Philippines when she was six-years old. Her family loved Manila so much that they decided to live here for good.
VJ Sunny, who is a B.A. Broadcast Communication student at UP Diliman, is an all-around ball of energy wherever she goes. She first came to MYX as a translator for a Korean awards show back in 2014. She then applied as an intern and spent her days helping out in the studio and learning from the staff. She auditioned for the MYXph.com Vlogger Search and ultimately won the competition with her fun and quirky personality.
Get to know VJ Donny and VJ Sunny as they take over your favorite shows this August.
MYX, the number one music channel in the country is on Skycable channel 23.