Mister Global Philippines 2019 Ricky Gumera is the “new Totoy Mola”, according to the press.
It was started after the official announcement of his new movie, “Anak ng Macho Dancer”. He plays a role as a son of Jay Manalo who originally played the title role in the 1997 movie “Totoy Mola”.
What did Ricky say about comparing him to Jay Manalo?
“Sobrang nakakatuwa kasi Jay Manalo ‘yan, eh! Trademark niya ‘yan. Pag binansagan kang bagong Totoy Mola, pabor sa akin ‘yan. May maipagmamalaki naman ako! Makikita niyo sa movie,” he said.
“Anak ng Macho Dancer” is Ricky’s first movie. He admitted that it’s hard for him to adjust from being a pageant contestant to an actor. On top of that, he’s playing a very important role.
“Ang laki po talaga ng adjustment ko sa pag-aartista na galing sa pageant. Kasi nga wala akong experience sa acting. Fulfillment sa akin ‘yung role na binigay ng Godfather Productions. Challenging, markado ,” Ricky explained.
Despite all these, he had a very positive experience with veteran actors during the shoot.
“Masaya. Marami akong natutunan. Ang madalas kong kaeksena po ay sina Ms. Jaclyn, Sir Jay, Sir Emilio. Si Sir Allan Paule po hindi ko nakaeksena pero nakakasama ko sa set. Si Ms. Rosanna Roces, hindi ko talaga nakita.
“Si Ms. Jaclyn sinasabi niya ‘wag mong aktingin, normal ka lang. Ganoon din sabi ni Sir Emilio maging natural lang.
“Ang mabibigat kong eksena kay Jay Manalo. Sobrang humanga ako nang mapanood ko siya. Grabe bigay todo si Sir Jay. Sobrang idol ko talaga. Nakita ko kung paano siya umarte,” he said.
Aside from Ricky, also stars in the movie are Allan Paule, Jaclyn Jose, Rosanna Roces, Jay Manalo, William Lorenzo, Emilio Garcia, Chloe Sy, Charles Nathan, David Schion, Miko Pasamonte, Niel Suarez, and many more.
“Anak ng Macho Dancer” will release next year. The movie is produced by Joed Serrano of God Father Productions in cooperation with Black Water. It will premiere the uncut version of the movie in December at UP Film Center.