(words written by robert manuguid silverio/ with words of answers from lance raymundo)
“LANCE RAYMUNDO TALKS ABOUT DIREK ATO BAUTISTA, JUDO FIGHTING, INTERNALIZING ON CAMERA AND SHOWING-OFF HIS BUTT, AMONG OTHERS…”
A handsome chameleon, that must be Lance Raymundo…
His personality changes, his look varies, his appearance transforms…
A reinvention. A versatile man. Shifting from many different types of characters and selves- yes, that’s Lance Raymundo.
Over breakfast of chocolates, hot cocoa, garlic fried rice and grilled bangus fish- Lance took an hour-off from his hectic schedules to be with this blogger again. The morning sun is incredibly hot and penetrating- just the same way one could feel towards Lance by looking and gazing at his new rugged looks. Bearded, tanned, long-haired.
But sincerity was utmost felt. His eyes could kill.
Here’s our Q & A (Question & Answer) interview with Lance Raymundo:
How’s your rapport with the people of “Alaala Ng Tag-Ulan”, the latest film you’re currently shooting, Lance?
Okay! It was so nice, Rob. It’s super-fun! Kasundo ko lahat ng mga artistang kasama ko doon sa film. I got no problems with them, they are all so good. With direk Ato Bautista, our director in the film, I can say now that he’s quite strict- but strict in a very pleasant way. Outside the camera, when we’re not on take, puro lokohan kami. We could joke around with him, laugh with him and treat him just as an odinary guy. But once the camera started rolling, automatic, the mood could change. Our respect to our director could be felt then to the maximum. He could illicit that kind of feeling that he’s still our director, kaya ang ganda ng flow ng work naming lahat. It’s really a pleasant experience for me.
Can you barely describe to us now your character in the said film?
My character is due to develop. It’s like you’ll get to know my character in the said film gradually up to the last minute. That’s how awesome my character is in the film. Akihiro Blanco’s character in the said film looks up to me and adores me because I am the rugged type of a man there.
There are ‘hot whispers’ circulating around that you’ll do some nudity and steamy lovescenes here with Mocha Uson. If ever, are you willing to show-off your butt in this film?
I guess the film is more of a family drama than ‘a sexual awakening type of film’. So I don’t think it’s going to be a HOT film as what other people are thinking. Those hot whispers are simply hot whispers, Rob. But if ever, wala namang kaso sa akin if I’ll show-off my butt. Basta ba babae ang kaeksena ko at hindi GAY. Haha. Especially if it’s Mocha, kahit na siguro hindi pa ako bayaran ng talent fee ko, just to have a hot scene with her is okay.
Nadagdagan na ngayon ang sports mo, papa Lance. Your now into Judo fighting na rin. We heard that this kind of sports entails a lot of physical exertion and mind-set. What can you say about judo, papa Lance?
I’m lucky to have a background in boxing, because it helped me a lot in my judo training now. Just like boxing, judo requires discipline, accuracy, precision. It’s more about making your enemy fall-off, and throwing! You see, Rob, what I learned in sports is, you can do anything under the sun basta ba ginusto mo. People can make wonders. People can achieve the impossible. Basta nasa puso mo ang ginagawa mo, basta determined ka, you won’t FAIL. It’s like conquering your fears. Lahat ng bagay dito sa mundo ay magagawa mo basta malinis ang puso mo.
I do agree, Lance. Thank you.
Thanks, too, Rob.
(end of interview)