Nelia

Shido not aware on rumor about Winwyn

November 29, 2021 Mario Bautista 208 views

ShidoSHIDO Roxas is ending 2021 with two movies he did being shown in theaters consecutively. Opening on December 15 is “Caught in the Act”, directed by Perry Escano. And on December 25, an official entry in the annual Metro-Manila Filmfest is “Nelia”, directed by Lester Dimaranan.

“I play very challenging roles in both films,” he says. “In ‘Caught in the Act’, I play an unscrupulous businessman na boyfriend ni Karel Marquez, a teacher. Her students are Joaquin Domagoso and Andi Abaya who invent an app that helps cops to apprehend criminals. May pagka-villain ang role ko but there will be redemption later.”

What about in “Nelia”? “Maganda rin ang role ko as a doctor in a hospital where mysterious deaths are happening,” he replies. “As Dr. Enrico Josan, I will try to help find out what’s causing the death of our patients. The title role of Nelia is played by Winwyn Marquez, a nurse who is a mystery kasi hindi mo malaman kung mabait ba siya or siya yung killer.”

“Nelia” is the first debut film of their director and produced by a first time producer also, Atty. Aldwin Alegre. “The shoot is very memorable for me kasi inabot kami roon ng lockdown last March.

Mabait ‘yung character ko but he has a wild side. We shot in an actual hospital in Gapan, Nueva Ecija. Alagang-alaga kami ng producer namin doon.”

How is their neophyte director? “Direk Lester is new, but he’s okay, he knows what he’s doing. Just like Direk Perry Escano in ‘Caught in the Act’, chill lang sila sa set. Very cool. Also with us in the movie are Raymond Bagatsing as another doctor and Ali Forbes who’s also a nurse and gives a very daring performance here. Marami siyiang gugulatin dito.”

Is it true he’s being asked to do butt exposure in the movie but he declined? “Yes. Okay lang naman sa’kin kung maganda talaga ang role at ako talaga yung bida. I’m being projected as a sexy actor but I really want to do more serious roles.”

As a guest in “Wish Ko Lang” some months ago, he played Christopher de Leon’s ill fated lover and in his wake scene, his throat is seen swallowing when he’s supposed to be already dead. This scene was recorded by netizens and it went viral.

“Yes, I was then in our farm in Laguna taking care of my goats and chickens and I had no inkling it’s trending all over the internet na pala. Friends just forwarded them to me. Actually, ako mismo, hindi ko napansing napalunok pala ako. Well, it’s amusing, naging comic relief. Mahirap pong magpatay-patayan.”

Aside from his farm, Shido has another business, The Swab Doctor that offers RT-PCR Covid swab test with fast results. You can contact it @thewabdoctor.ph. By the way, how is it working with Winwyn as Nelia?

“This is our second time kasi we worked before sa TV series na ‘Beauty Queen’. She’s fun to work with, kantyawan, lokohan kami sa set. She’s very good in this movie as the title role character.”

Does he know that she’s rumored to be pregnant? “No, I don’t know. We text every now and then but first time kong narinig ‘yan. But we will have a grand presscon soon and she said she will be present there so you can ask there her if the rumor is true.”

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