Paolo honored to be picked by Michael V

July 06, 2019

PAOLO Contis feels honored that Michael V. chose him to be part of the cast of “Family History”, the comedy-drama that Bitoy himself wrote, directed, co-produced and stars in. “Siyempre, thankful din ako, kasi ang dami naming kasama niya regularly sa ‘Bubble Gang’, pero ako lang ang napili niyang isama sa kanyang directorial debut,” says Paolo. “That’s really something, di ba? E, ako naman, nang sabihan niya kong we’ll work together, hindi ako nagdalawang-isip at all. Yes agad. Siyempre, I’m very happy to support him sa unang pagdidirek niya ng pelikula.”

So how is Bitoy as a director? “Wala akong masabi, he’s very organized. He really knows what he’s doing. May shotlist siya and story board ng mga eksenang kukunan. Bago pa nag-start ang shoot, kinausap niya na kami ng buong cast and we all promised to give him our best. Magaling siya, parang hindi first time director.”

He adds that’s what’s nice about Michael V is he asks suggestions from the cast. “Hindi siya 'yung tipong diktador na ‘O alam ko lahat, ha, walang magku-question.’ Hindi niya ipipilit ang gusto niya. Siya, he tries to get your comments and he listens to it. Sa reading pa lang namin, nakita niya kung paano magsalita ang ibang cast members so marami siyang pinalitang lines para ibagay sa kanila at mas natural lumabas on screen.”

He plays the role of Rommel, the best friend of Michael V as Alex, who’s married to Dawn Zulueta as May. “Ako 'yung supportive best friend nang magkaroon ng problema sa relationship nila sina Alex at May in the story. The movie is about life, marriage, the problems all couples face. Maraming makaka-relate so don’t miss ‘Family History’ when it opens in theaters on July 24.”

Paolo is a hands-on dad to his and LJ Reyes’ daughter, Baby Summer. “Yes, kung nasa bahay ako, ako mismo ang nag-aalaga sa kanya. Ang bilis lumaki ng mga bata at minsan lang baby si Summer kaya ine-enjoy ko na nang husto.”