Aga Muhlach who is a matinee idol in the 90’s is appearing on the big screen for the first time in six years. He is part of the cast of Cathy Garcia-Molina’s upcoming film, “Seven Sundays.” Though he has been in showbiz for decades, his role is still new to him. In the movie’s press conference, he said that it challenged him since it was far from his usual leading man character.
The 48-year-old actor revealed the reason he shied away from movie offers for many years.
“It’s my being overweight. I struggled for how many years losing weight dahil nagpahinga talaga ako. Every year na may nag-ooffer sa ‘kin ng love story, parang hindi ko kaya. Hindi ko kaya na lumabas na leading man na ganitong itsura ko, dahil hindi ko gagawin yun.”
He was asked what made the family drama, “Seven Sundays,” an exception and why he accepted the role. Aga is known for his appearances on blockbuster romance films and has been paired with many beautiful faces in the entertainment industry.
“When the script was offered sa akin, sinabi sa akin na ‘You don’t have to lose weight. You’re okay. But if you want to diet along the way, then go ahead, but the character doesn’t ask for that,” Muhlach said.
He added, “Of course, nag-start naman ako mag-dyeta rin, but ako magda-diet ako if I’m pushed against the wall. If you really watch the movie, makikita mo talaga, maputing buhok, malaki ang tiyan. Parang napag-iwanan talaga.”
Meanwhile, Muhlach’s last tv appearance was in 2010 on ABS-CBN’s “Malay Mo Ma-Develop.” He mentioned that he wants to have a sitcom with the upcoming film’s cast, also directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
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