On March 25, actor RK Bagatsing compared his upcoming film to Hollywood biopics of musical legends.
At the media conference for ‘Kahit Maputi na Ang Buhok Ko: The Music of Rey Valera,’ which LionhearTV covered, Bagatsing described their upcoming film as the Philippine version of Elvis, Rocketman, and Whitney.
“Sobrang excited kasi hindi naman sa pag-aano, pero di ba lumabas ‘yung mga Hollywood na Elvis, ‘yung Whitney, ‘yung mga iba’t ibang ano–‘yung Rocketman, para ito ‘yung sarili nating version sa Pilipinas.”
He then discussed how Valera’s music became a part of his acting career. He also recalled feeling nervous about his portrayal of the Original Pilipino Music legend.
“Noong nag-private screening kami, kabado kami kasi siyempre small group lang kami kasi nandoon siya…hindi ko maitago ‘yung kaba ko, so kapag nag-uusap kami hindi ko masabi ng diretso ‘yung mga gusto ko sabihin kasi ito na ‘yun eh, legend na ‘yun, ito na ‘yung pinoportray ko, ito na ‘yung kaharap ko na ‘yung kanino ‘yung kwento ng pelikula.”
Bagatsing plays Rey Valera in the upcoming film, ‘Kahit Maputi na Ang Buhok Ko: The Music of Rey Valera.’
The film features a powerhouse cast with Gelli de Belen, Christopher de Leon, Rosanna Roces, Lotlot de Leon, Rico Barrera, Josh de Guzman, Jenine Desiderio, Meg Imperial, Ronnie Lazaro, Gian Magdangal, Carlo Mendoza, Ara Mina, Arlene Muhlach, Pekto Nacua, Eric Nicolas, Dennis Padilla, Epy Quizon, Biboy Ramirez, Arman Reyes, Ariel Rivera, Lloyd Samartino, Shira Tweg, and Lou Veloso.
‘Kahit Maputi na Ang Buhok Ko: The Music of Rey Valera,’ produced by Saranggola Media and under the direction of Joven Tan, opens in cinemas on April 8, during the Metro Manila Summer Film Festival.