Zsa Zsa Padilla says no to Dolphy's biopic

Posted at 12/21/09 8:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla is also opposed to the idea of creating a film based on the life of her long-time partner, King of Comedy Dolphy.

In an interview during the press conference of her latest film, "Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love," Padilla admitted that she heard that Dolphy's children are planning to do their father's biopic.

If she will be given a choice, however, Padilla said it’s still too early to even plan the film.

"I think nasa planning stage pa lang. Sinabi ko na kung pwede sana huwag na lang gawin. Nasa libro na naman ‘yon. Huwag na nating kalkalin,” she said.

“At buhay naman si Dolphy. He’s very much around, so why make it? You know, I believe that si Dolphy marami pang gagawin. Kung gumawa ng biopic niya ngayon, it’s too early. It’s still too early," Padilla added.

Like Dolphy, Padilla said she fears that controversies might crop up if his life will be made into a film.

"Ayoko lang kasi noong personal na buhay kasi masyadong makulay ang buhay niya. Ayoko nang kalkalin pa ‘yon o mabungkal pa,” the actress-singer said.

She added if someone will portray Dolphy he should be a good dancer.

It has been reported that Dolphy’s son, Epy Quizon, might portray his father in the film.

When sought for reaction, Padilla said: “Is Epy a dancer? I know Epy has many, many talents. Gusto ko lang sana mapantayan niya ‘yong pagsasayaw niya. I mean, pardon me, Epy, I love you but your dad is such an excellent dancer. So, kapag nagawa mo ‘yon, saludo ako sa iyo."

Padilla stressed that the biopic will not push through without Dolphy's blessing.

In his previous interview, Dolphy stressed that he did not want to have his own biopic.

He said the film might inadvertently magnify his faults as well as the faults of others in his life.

Quizon, 81, even said that a 2-hour film would not be enough to fit his entire life, career and love stories. He is also concerned about getting the right artist who will portray him.