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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Zanjoe Marudo


Finally, After 7 years, with 12 films and around 25 TV Shows, Zanjoe Marudo gets his first lead role on Skylight  Films’ comedy flick ‘Bromance; My Brother’s Romance’ showing this May 15, 2013.

Zanjoe, who was the only choice for the film, is very happy that Star Cinema finally has trusted him with this big project. He plays dual roles in the movie as Identical Twins; Brandy a flamboyant gay and Brando a Straight Guy. The story revolves around Brando becoming Brandy and finding himself living the life of the person he hates the most. Zanjoe who had a long & blurry butt and frontal exposure shot on his Cinemalaya Entry ‘Kalayaan’, will have another butt exposure in this film.

Also in the movie are Cristine Reyes, Manuel Chua, Boom Labrusca, Joy Viado with Star Studded Cameo Appearances and Directed by Wenn Deramas.

I just feel sad and frustrated that I wasn’t able to attend the PressCon earlier as well as visiting him on the set of his film ‘Bromance’. I first met Zee in 2008 when he was still a member of ASAP Cover Boys and ever since then I visited him in almost every project he was in. So imagine my frustration of not being there physically to support and congratulate him on this big lead project.

I’ll compensate my absence by this article and flying back to Manila on the 18th for the Block Screening organized and sponsored by official Fan Clubs, ‘Zanjoevers’, ‘ZanChillers’, ‘Zantines’, ‘BeaJoe’ & ‘Pudgies’.

Last year, Zanjoe’s Indie Film ‘Wildlife’ won the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the Warsaw International Film Festival in Poland and this 2013 his film ‘Death March’ made it to Cannes Festival in France. Both films were directed by Adolf Alix Jr.

Also, Zanjoe will be in the remake of the 1980 classic tearjerker ‘Anna Liza’. He will play the father of ‘Anna Liza’ originally by the late child star Julie Vega. To be Directed by Theodore Boborol; Also in the cast are Andrea Brillantes, Kaye Abad, Carlo Aquino and Denise Laurel.

Just a little sharing.. Zee is one of the nicest celebrities I have ever known. Very simple, not jealous, a true gentleman and always thankful. I always had good conversation with him. He has very good memory recall and doesn’t tolerate badmouthing. He is quiet at times but can also be very jolly and entertaining. The most that I admire with Zee, is his being transparent. What you see is what you get. He knows what he wants and what his limitations. He knows when to say No and how to say it nicely. I already met his family and all of them from the parents to the siblings; are really nice, down to earth and happy people. No wonder he is a man of good upbringing.

I’m lucky that I was able to experience Zanjoe’s wonderful being. I hope you get to experience a little of that through this 15-Minute Exclusive Video Interview I had with him last year. (Click 1st Photo Below to watch the Video on Youtube and click photos to view larger)