Matteo Guidicelli (right) and John James Uy are different in many ways and yet they are the same in some ways. Find out how... and why.
Until he agreed to throw caution to the wind and jump out of his pants, not many people really took note of John James Uy. And then came the offer to play the role of newcomer Yam Concepcion’s husband in Viva Films’ Rigodon, director Erik Matti’s nod to the Peque Gallaga classic Scorpio Nights, and everybody became curious about him.
“It’s worth it,” said John James of his decision to join the bold-wagon. He has became a tease not only on the big screen but even during media interviews. Asked about his sexual prowess, John James described himself as, to use a euphemism, “carnivorous.” And the favorite part of his body? He mentioned his “member.”
On the other hand, Matteo Guidicelli is taking his bow as an indie actor playing a dual role in Paglaya sa Tanikala, directed by Michael Angelo Dagnalan and associate-produced by STAR contributor Ferdy Lapuz, which is one of the five entries in the New Wave Section of the 2012 Metro Filmfest, screening from Dec. 18 to 22 at Glorietta Cinemas in Makati City.
In Paglaya sa Tanikala, commissioned by the Somascan priests to commemorate the 500th anniversary of 16th century Italian St. Jerome Emiliani’s liberation from the shackles through the intercession of Virgin Mary, Matteo plays Emiliani, a troublemaker-turned-soldier who fought against the Germans before he led a spiritual life; and a modern-day Somascan brother who helped kids in an orphanage.
“Very challenging,” said Matteo who studied acting in New York, chosen for the role, according to Ferdy, “because of his being half-Filipino and half-Italian.”
Meanwhile, let’s do a little “sexy talk” with Matteo and John James who are both managed by Joji Dingcong. Continue reading >>>