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Monday, November 23, 2009

Dolphy loses hope of marrying Zsa Zsa

DOLPHY says he and Zsa Zsa Padilla no longer hope to be married someday. "Napagod na kami. We already spent so much after ma-annul 'yung church wedding niya at nag-down na kami sa venue. 'Yun pala, may problem sa technicality kasi dapat unang pina-annul ang civil wedding nila. As of now, we're happy as we are. Twenty years na kami. Mas matagal pa kami kaysa roon sa mga ibang ikinasal."

Both he and Zsa Zsa have entries in the December Metro filmfest, "Nobody, Nobody But Juan" and "Mano Po 6.” "Nagpaalam siya sa'kin kasi nauna kaming mag-shoot sa kanila and I said, sige, do it, kasi magkaiba naman kami ng movie. She's now in Beijing shooting it at katatawag lang sa'kin. Sobra raw ang lamig doon, below zero."

It's obvious that Dolphy is very proud of Eric, the biggest achiever among his sons who won acting awards, now directs films and TV shows, and is earning US dollars while working for Springtime, a production company in Hong Kong. "Nobody, Nobody But Juan" is a co-prod of his RVQ Productions and Eric's own Kaizz Ventures.

"Isa na ito sa pinakamagandang movie na nagawa ko," he says. "Nagsimula itong senior citizen ako sa isang assisted living community sa Chicago na owned by Eric and his wife, G Toengi. Galit sila sa'kin dahil ako ang pasimuno sa mga kasayahan doon sa nursing home, lalo sa panonood ng 'Wowowee.’ Dahil doon, na-trace ko ang longtime friends na naiwan ko sa Pinas."

In flashbacks, the young Juan is shown played by Epi Quizon. He performs on the vaudeville stage with a partner, To (Vandolph), so they're known as 1 and 2. Their best friends are Heart Evangelista and Pokwang. After the war, Juan migrates to the U.S. and through 'Wowowee,’ he's able to trace his three friends. To is now played by Eddie Garcia, Heart by Gloria Romero, and Pokwang remains herself but with aging makeup. Their reunion when Juan returns to Manila, as shown in the trailer, is very touching, as Gloria now has Alzheimer's disease and it turns out that Juan has a child with her, played by Dolphy's own daughter, Sahlee Quizon.

We tell Dolphy he has a good chance of winning the filmfest best actor award, especially for his acting in that scene he reminds his two sons (Eric and Joe Aldeguer) that they are still Filipinos at heart even if they grew up in the U.S.



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