FPJ’s Batang Quiapo Media Conference on February 7, 2023.
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Lovi Poe, daughter of the late movie icon Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ), talked about breaking her usual character portrayals in FPJ’s Batang Quiapo at a media conference on February 7.
The original Batang Quiapo starred Lovi’s father, FPJ. When asked by Expatmedia.net which scenes would have made FPJ proud of her, Lovi answered that it would be the jeepney scene in the trailer.
“The jeepney scene where I sat on Coco Martin. That scene was cute and natural…that’s one of the scenes that I haven’t done yet, that kind of character,” Lovi said in Filipino.
The actress also said that her character as Coco’s love interest differs from her usual portrayals, which is why she thinks FPJ would be proud of her.
“The usual characters I play are very serious and a bit too sensual. So for me, I feel like papa would be proud that I would portray a different character,” she said.
Lovi added that she’s thankful to be part of the new action-comedy teleserye.
“I am thankful because I was able to break the usual thing that I do, and this is not just a project, but FPJ’s Batang Quiapo,” she said.
The original 1986 action-comedy film centered on Baldo, a former pickpocket who becomes reformed after spending time in jail. Returning to Quiapo, he is asked by a young pickpocket, Maria, to teach her his ways, but instead, he attempts to put her on the right path.
FPJ’s Batang Quiapo is set to air on Monday (February 13), according to director and lead actor Coco. The new series also stars veterans Charo Santos-Concio, Christopher De Leon, Mark Lapid and Cherry Pie Picache.
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