Coco Martin’s and Derek Ramsey’s ‘Maalala Mo Kaya’ Performance is Truly Memorable.
I seldom watch ABS-CBN’s ‘Maalala Mo Kaya’, because I’m usually out with family on Saturdays. However, because of work we opted to have dinner at home. After dinner I turn on the TV just when ‘Maalala Mo Kaya’ is about to start.
I was immediately caught up because of Coco Martin. Not because of his good looking face but because his acting immediately caught my attention. He is portraying the story of a gay guy who is attracted to Derek Ramsey’s character.
Coco Martin’s character is not of that a flamboyant gay, but a closet gay guy who is just coming out of the closet, and is attracted with Derek Ramsey’s character.
Unfortunately, I’ve never seen any of Coco Martin’s movie so I was pretty surprised that his acting is really commendable. Coco who is mostly famous in the gay community because of his much talk about frontal and nakedness in most of his indie film actually has talent. I think it is a great injustice for him that he is basically talk about in the same breath with his famous male-to-male kissing scenes and nudity. The Daybreak actor is worth more than that.
However, it was not only Coco Martin who showed great acting. I have seen Derek Ramsey in several TV shows already, and although his acting is not bad, he really hasn’t really showed any outstanding act, well, at least, for me. But I think Derek showed that he can be the next Christopher de Leon. If there is any doubt whether he can act, this time he really showed that acting is one if his greatest talent!
I especially like the part when he is seductive because he really embodies what seduction is, but when he is angry in the scene, you will feel that he really is angry, in fact, you can actually feel his anger, but when the scene called for him to be nice you will also feel like you hope that he is just beside you and that your the person who is receiving that kindness. Most of all, at the scene when he found out about his mom’s illness, you can actually feel the sadness.
Kudos to the director because I think he was able to bring the best out of this two actors. Of course, I think both Coco and Derek deserves more than ratings for their great acting.