Vice Ganda wants to be first gay action star

Posted at 10/18/2012 1:42 PM | Updated as of 10/18/2012 3:44 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Having almost perfected his craft in comedy roles, Vice Ganda revealed he also wants to try other genres, specifically action and drama.

Television host and comedian Vice Ganda

In an interview with Push.com.ph, Vice Ganda said he already told his director of the comedy film “This Guy’s In Love with U Mare” that he wants to be the first gay person to do an action film.

“Actually nasabi ko kay direk Wenn (Deramas) na gusto ko mag-action. Yung totoong action na gusto ko maging 'yung first na bading na gumagawa ng action movie. Gusto ko tumalon sa San Juanico bridge, kasi ‘di ba may gumawa nun si Dante Varona? Meron ngang eksena dito sa ‘This Guy’s In Love With U Mare’ na tatalon ako pababa from the terrace pero gumamit ng stunt double. Sabi ko, ‘Direk, kaya kong gawin yun eh.’ Ayaw lang nila ako payagan. Gusto ko sana eh,” he shared.

Vice Ganda said he also wants to be slapped by veteran actress Maricel Soriano in a movie scene.

According to the television host-comedian, he will only be able to consider himself a good actor if he can go out of the box and do well outside his comfort zone.

“Siguro darating 'yung panahon na kinakailangan ko din gumawa din ng mga ganun para maiba, pero sa ngayon hindi ko pa kaya," he said.

Vice Ganda, however, admitted that he still needs to learn a lot about acting before portraying action or drama roles.

"Kailangan ko mag-aral umarte kasi hindi ko pa nako-consider 'yung sarili ko na actor at mahusay talaga sa artihan na ganyan,” he said.

“Madami pa akong kailangan matutunan. Kapag natutunan, saka ko sasabakin para hindi naman mapahiya at masayang ko rin ang pagkakataon,” he added.