Pepito Manaloto: Ang Unang Kwento will allow younger talents to showcase their acting skills.
In a media conference held a few days before the pilot episode is aired, Michael V said the project is something special and offers a degree of flexibility for the creative team to have a hand in how things should go during taping.
“It gives the creative team so much freedom to do whatever they want,” he shared.
He said that newer artists would have the opportunity to show how much they have in their acting arsenal.
“Although kahit may limitations marami pa rin silang pwedeng idiscuss and also to flex new set of talents na matagal ng kasama natin dito sa GMA pero hindi pa nabibigyan ng ganitong task,
“So I think itong mga hinandpick namin to play certain characters will definitely be part of the family,” he added.
Michael V had a hard decision in picking which auditionee will play who.
“Nagkaroon ng audition process and kung sino yung ma-nail yung character, sila yung kinuha namin,”
He’ll play a more passive role in the program and is mainly there to confirm whether the scenes are accurate with the events in the original series.
“Para kaming mananahi, taga dugtong dugtong ng kwento. Kami yung nagcoconfirm kung ano nga talaga yung nangyari.” he said.
Pepito Manaloto: Ang Unang Kwento will start airing on GMA this weekend. It is the prequel to Pepito Manaloto that began in 2010.