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ni Rommel Placente
ANG singer-actor na si Juan Karlos ‘JK’ Labajo ang lead star sa pelikulang Ako Si Ninoy mula sa panulat at direksiyon ni Vince Tanada. Showing na ngayon ang nasabing pelikula sa maraming sinehan.
“We really put in so much effort and then… grabe, grabe, grabe ‘yung pinasok namin for this film,” sabi ni JK tungkol sa kanilang pelikula.
Patuloy niya, “And I feel like the people deserve to see this film. Kasi it’s really well thought of. So ayun, I’m really excited honestly.”
Nag-research ba si JK para gampanan ang karakter ng dating senador na si Ninoy Aquino?
“Definitely, definitely. Kasi noong ibinigay po sa akin ni Direk Vince ‘yung character, I mean siyempre as an actor, it’s really a scary character to play.
“It’s a real person eh, as compared to playing a character na fictional, right? ‘Tapos, kinausap ko si Direk on how close does he want me to act as Sir Ninoy.
“And then sabi niya I don’t have to act as Ninoy as…actually at all. It’s not really parang… I don’t have to do it a hundred percent depiction of Sir Ninoy.
“Basically in a sense parang… Ninoy is acting as Juan Karlos.”
Hindi pa ipinanganak si JK nang paslangin si Ninoy noong Agosto 21, 1983 sa airport tarmac.
Ano ang na-realize niya matapos gawin ang Ako Si Ninoy?
Sagot niya, “Well, definitely one thing that made me relate to Sir Ninoy was that he spent most of his life with many people not believing him, and not many people listening to him. And in some sort of way, I can relate to that.
“Kasi alam mo ‘yun, especially in the showbiz industry, issues come up and all of these different accusations, and then even though you know the truth, sometimes people just don’t wanna believe you.
“And parang grabe ‘yung isinakripisyo niya para sa bayan. As in pinili niyang bumalik ng Pilipinas kaysa mag-live happily ever after with his family sa Boston.
“So I mean, grabe ‘yung sakripisyong ginawa niya.”