Actor Aga Muhlach is visibly in jovial mood lately despite the hectic schedules that his promotion for Miracle in Cell No.7 required.
He’s just so inspired by the movie that he even promised the entertainment press that once he bags the Best Actor title in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, he will host a victory party for them.
In the highly-anticipated film, he will portray the role of a mentally challenged father who is wrongfully accused of sexual homicide. He then forms a friendship with his cellmates, who will also help him to be reunited with his daughter.
During the media conference of Miracle in Cell No.7 held last Friday, December 6, Aga was in high spirits again as he shared stories about his and the whole cast’s journey in creating this “beautiful family film for Christmas.”
He also mentioned that he is overflowing with pride and joy to the point that he will throw a huge party in celebration of everyone’s triumph.
“Papa-party ako, iimbitahin ko kayo lahat. Totoo ‘to kasi with my age now na parang kung kailan feeling mo na patapos ka na, mas maganda pa nang mas maganda ’yong dumadating.
“And the past year, I also won for Seven Sundays. Isipin mo, I stopped [making films] for six years and then I did Seven Sundays and I won awards there again.”
But even without awards, Aga says he still feels grateful and hopes that people will watch the Nuel Naval-helmed remake.
“Masaya, oo masarap [sa pakiramdam], pero ayokong asahan [na mananalo ako ng Best Actor] kasi more than anything, mas masaya ako ipakita ’yong pelikula naming ginawa.
“Gusto kong mapanood talaga nila lahat ’yong pelikula, more than anything.”
Aga already extended his thanks to the MMFF if he will be awarded as Best Actor and promised, in return, that he will give back all the love and support he has received.
“If the award giving body gives me that award, maraming salamat, it’s okay, maraming salamat.
“Pero kapag nangyari ’yon, mahal ko itong pelikulang ito so magce-celebrate ako...lahat ng nandito ngayon iimbitahin ko kayo, may bonus pa!”
Miracle in Cell No.7 cast include Bela Padilla, Xia Vigor, Joel Torre, JC Santos, Mon Confiado, Jojit Lorenzo, Soliman Cruz, Joel Torre, and Tirso Cruz III. The family drama film is showing on Christmas Day, December 25!