Wenn Deramas passing last February 29, 2016 was very untimely and has left family and friends in mourning. Vice Ganda who is known to be one of the closest friend of the late-Edwin “Wenn” Villanes Deramas has been all emotional during this whole ordeal. In a recent interview, Vice Ganda shared that he has lost confidence and feels uncertain on the direction of his film career after the passing of the director-friend who has truly trusted him.
A small program was held by friends and colleague at the wake of the late-Direk Wenn at Arlington Chapels. Tribute performances from Yeng Constantino, KZ Tandingan, and Angeline Quinto was featured in the said program and at the heart of it is the heartfelt eulogy of the emotional Vice Ganda.
Screen-grab from the ABS-CBN News March 4th article, ‘Vice Ganda breaks down at Direk Wenn’s wake‘ wherein you can watch the whole emotional eulogy of Vice Ganda for Wenn Deramas.
“Sabi nila sa akin gawin ko lang daw ‘light’ ito. Hindi ko alam kung paano kasi iniisip ko pa lang na wala ka na hindi ko na alam ang gagawin ko,” (“They instructed me to make this ‘light’. I don’t know how to do that because the mere thought of you gone, I no longer know what to do,”) said Vice as he emotionally started his speech.
Vice also shared the toughest roles he handled under the direction of Wenn Deramas in their career working together in various comedy films, but nothing has prepared the comedian for the most challenging role yet for Vice.
“Nag-apat na mukha na ako sa “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy” at kung ano-ano pa. Pero ang pinaka-mahirap yung ako ang kailangan pumili ng kabaong na gagamitin niya at yung damit na isusuot nya,” (“I wore four faces in ‘Girl, Boy’ Bakla’ Tomboy’ and many more. But the toughest role assigned to me is probably to pick the coffin and what dress Wenn will wear in it,”) elaborated by Vice.
“Paano na natin gagawin yung pangarap mo na maging Darna rin ako? Plano po namin gawin ang “Darna na si Ding” kumbaga naging bading na si Ding noong malaki na siya,” (“How will we make your dream of me playing the role of Darna come true, now? We planned to make ‘Darna na si Ding’ or ‘Ding is now Darna’ which is about Ding all grown-up and has turned gay,”) shared by Vice.
“Mahirap gumawa ng tula kung alam ko na wala ka na at ‘di na kita makikita,” (“It is hard to make a poem knowing that you are already gone and I will no longer be able to see you.“)