Wanted: a young Dolphy Quizon
MANILA, Philippines - Looking for an actor to play the role of a young Rodolfo "Dolphy" Quizon will be a tough task, according to the "King of Comedy's" son.
In an interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Director Eric Quizon said finding a young Dolphy would take a long time and would require them to launch rigorous auditons, should a Dolphy biopic push through.
"It's a process. I think we have to go through an audition. Like, my brother Epy's face is an exact copy of my Dad's but what's hard is finding someone young," he said.
"So how do you match that? First of all, no matter how good an artist is, if he's not fit for the role, it's not believable," Eric added.
The director also said it would be challenging to launch a biopic that would be as accurate as possible, including copying the looks and physical attributes of his father.
"The actor should look like my Dad. There are stages in his life. Just thinking about it makes me tired. It's such a hard process if this biopic is forced," he said.
Eric also told the news site that his father has not said whom he wants to portray his life story.
All up in the air
"Wala pa, wala pa (na nababanggit). Napag-usapan lang naman 'yon (biopic) and it was all like, binato sa hangin na what if we do this. Of course marami ang nagkaroon ng interest siguro nga dahil sa kulay na din ng buhay ng isang Dolphy," Eric said.
(None. He hasn't mentioned anyone. We just talked about the biopic and it was like, all up in the air, "What if we do this?" Of course, there are many interested parties because my father's life is so colorful.)
Dolphy Quizon, 81, is notable character in entertainment--both for his comedic roles and his love conquests.
In all, Dolphy has had 4 ex-wives, numerous girlfriends, a long-time partner (Zsa Zsa Padilla), and 18 children by different women.
Eric and Epy (a nickname for "Jeffrey") are his sons by Pamela Ponti, known for her screen name "Baby Smith."
The biopic is supposedly part of Dolphy Quizon's celebration of 65 years in the entertainment industry.
Currently, Eric is promoting his latest directorial project "Nobody, Nobody But Juan," starring his father, who plays the lead character "Juan."
"Nobody, Nobody But Juan" tells the story of heartaches and joys of senior citizens. The film shows how a noontime show effects the lives of old people.
Also part of the movie are stars Vandolph Quizon, Epy Quizon, G-Tongi (Giselle Tongi Walters), Pokwang, Eugene Domingo, Bearwin Meily, Mar Lopez and Heart Evangelista.
Wowowee host Willie Revillame also plays a special role.
"Nobody, Nobody But Juan" is the entry of RVQ Productions, Joe Aldeguer Productions and Kaizz Ventures to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival.