Mon Confiado (MNS photo)

Mon Confiado (MNS photo)

Following the success of “Heneral Luna”, actor Mon Confiado confirmed that he will once again take on the role of Emilio Aguinaldo in the next two movies of the film production outfit Artikulo Uno.

“In fact, trilogy itong gagawin ng Luna team ng Artikulo Uno. After nito ay Gregorio del Pilar. And after that, Manuel L. Quezon. At ang common denominator ng trilogy ay si Aguinaldo,” Confiado said.

“At sinabi ng aking direktor na si Jerrold Tarog na ako ang mag-a-Aguinaldo sa lahat ng films na ito sa grupo nila, sa team na ito,” he added.

The actor said he is excited to be part of the two other historical films.

“Mas interesting ‘yon dahil ‘yung Gregorio alam natin na involved din si Aguinaldo diyan, mas war picture ito. ‘Yung Manuel L. Quezon, alam natin na medyo political. Alam natin na si Manuel L. Quezon ang naging kalaban ni Aguinaldo sa eleksyon at natalo si Aguinaldo, so interesting,” he said.

Confiado, who has been receiving praise for his performance as Aguinaldo in “Heneral Luna” starring John Arcilla, admitted that he is overwhelmed by the public’s support for the movie.

“Talagang overwhelmed at ako ay naging parte ng ‘Heneral Luna’… Parang binago niya ang way of promoting a film, kasi Facebook ang bumuhay sa promotion niya, at ibang klase rin ‘yung reception ng mga tao. Kaya talagang nakakagulat, hindi namin ini-expect na magiging blockbuster siya sa ganoong paraan,” he said.

He went on to note the different ways his character is perceived in the film.

“Siyempre ‘yung character ko as Emilio Aguinaldo, medyo controversial kaya nakakatuwa ‘yung reaction ng mga tao. Nag-ikot-ikot kami sa maraming, maraming sinehan. Paglabas, nagagalit sila sa akin pero nagpa-picture sila at pinupuri nila. So as an actor, achievement ‘yun na i-portray ko nang maganda ‘yung character ni Emilio Aguinaldo,” he said.

Aside from “Heneral Luna”, Confiado is also part of the indie film “Iisa,” which is an official entry to this year’s QCinema International Film Festival.

Directed by Chuck Gutierrez, “Iisa” also stars Perry Dizon, Angeli Bayani, Jess Mendoza, Mitch Valdez and Rio Locsin. (MNS)