How lucky can Lance Raymundo get? And why?
You see, lately, he’s been getting all the best kind of film roles to date. A variety of roles that seemingly challenges an actor’s capacity in the field of performing arts.
In his three latest independent films, Lance portrays these: a BEKI (a screaming faggot gay) in the movie Makata, a furious field reporter in Magtutubig, and finally, the role of President Ferdinand E. Marcos in the documentary film entry for the upcoming Cinema One Originals indie film fest entitled Dahlin’ Nick.
What a beautiful set of roles for an actor of Lance Raymundo’s caliber to portray. But we do feel, the most challenging one is that of Ferdinand Marcos’ character. Because it’s historical, factual, concise. Portraying a man of history, with a questionable legacy to many, makes Lance feeling fascinated.
“Actually, I can say, this is one of the best roles I’ve got so far”, Lance said during a coffee interview at Coffee Bean. “But since you insisted me on saying something about this, I can’t say no to you, Robert. My directors have warned me from talking about it. But it’s been all-over the social networking sites now. So I guess, I can say something now.
“I am really so flattered that director Keith Sicat and his wife Sari Dalena picked me up for this role”, Lance continued saying. “I was so surprised when they sent me a private message at my Facebook. They told me that I am the most fitted actor to portray the part. Maybe because they know I can fit-in into the character.”
We told Lance that his poise, style and elegance can resemble much of the late President. Much of all, the “appeal”. Like Ferdinand Marcos, Lance is oozing with sex appeal.
“This is a documentary film”, Lance said anew. “So the portrayal of Marcos here is kinda’ realistic. I don’t think it’s a flattering presentation. The film is based on the life of the late National Artist Nick Joaquin. And how will Marcos come into the picture? I guess, they better watch the film.”
Cinema One Originals indie film fest is going to be held on the month of November. And this documentary film is one of the most-awaited film entries in the said festival. The husband and wife team of Keith Sicat and Sari Dalena are considered to be very much respectable to many of film lovers.
Meanwhile, Lance is busy attending some political rallies in the District of San Juan. He is being invited there by some political people, who all, until now, is convincing Lance to serve in Politics. But Lance’s answer remains a mystery up to this time to his blogger-friend.
“Signs, positive ones, are coming-up to me”, Lance said in the end. “But I still don’t have a concrete answer. Let’s just wait and see.”
Lance also have another film entry at Cinema One entitled Manang Biring. He also have an entry for Quezon City Film Festival entitled Pipamyalungan (Playground), directed by Ronald Rafer.
Indeed, what more can Lance Raymundo ask for?
(words by robert manuguid silverio)