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New role demands Allen to make viewers hate him

October 25, 2021 Mario Bautista 263 views

Allen1ALLEN Dizon plays a very demanding role in “Walker” that will surely make viewers hate his very guts.

“I’ve played negative roles before, pero ibang klase ang character ko rito as Greg,” he says. “Walang konsensiya itong si Greg. Mabait sa asawa sa misis niyang si Ricci Jereza, pero may kabit, si Sunshine Dizon, at bukod doon, ginagalaw pa ‘yung mentally-challenged sister ng kabit niya, si Barbara Miguel na gumanap pang anak ko noong araw na child star pa siya sa ‘Migrante’. Yun namang isa pang sister ni Sunshine, played by Elora Espano, ireregalo ko sa mga kaibigan kong pulis and they will rape her and kill her.”

Didn’t he have any hesitation in accepting the role? “I’m an actor, so I’m just playing a role. Isa pa, si Direk Joel Lamangan ang director nito and I consider him as my mentor as I always learn a lot from him. I’ve worked several times with him. First time ko was in ‘Dukot’ na aktibista akong dinukot ng mga militar. Noong una, natatakot pa ako, but I won a FAMAS best actor award for my performance in that movie. Since then, he also directed me in ‘Migrante’, ‘Patikul’, ‘Sigwa’, “Kamkam’, ‘Deadline’ and ‘Burgos’. So as of now, kilala na namin ang isa’t isa. Basta siya, okay ako agad.

Excited ako palaging makatrabaho siya.”

How does he find playing Greg who is described by “Walker” writer Troy Espiritu as evil personified?

“It’s going to be a big challenge kasi hindi talaga biro yung role. I’ve played a negative character, as a pimp in ‘Area’. But mas grabe itong Greg and excited akong laruin siya. Nasa instruction ni direk ‘yan kung paano ang atakeng gusto niya. I think Greg is a bida-kontrabida kasi siya ang magpapaikot doon sa ibang characters and will cause the complications in the story.”

Aside from “Walker”, Allen has also just finished a new movie with Direk Louie Ignacio, “Abe Nida”, produced by Mrs. Baby Go. In the story, he plays a sculptor who’s losing his hold on reality, with Katrina Halili as his two-timing wife, Nida. With him having two new movies, how does he feel about the news that movie theaters are set to reopen in November after being closed by the lockdown for more than a year?

“Siempre, nakakatuwa. Gusto ko na talaga magbukas uli ang mga sinehan kasi ang mga pelikulang ginagawa namin, hindi lang naman para sa streaming kundi sa para sa malaking screen. Sana nga, itong bagong movies ko, maipalabas na sa sinehan at mapanood sa big screen.”

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