This coming Holy Week, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) Asia presents three new and exciting true to life stories in “Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat na Yugto” which airs on GMA 7 from April 5-7.
This year’s Holy Week Special is a fusion of talents, starring veteran actors Bembol Roco, Amy Austria and Mike Lloren with fresh and young potentials such as indie film actors Junjun Quintana, who plays the lead role in the GAPOS episode and Sonjia Calit.
Junjun plays the life of Elmer Anibigno, a policeman who eventually became a leader of notorious syndicate Bulate Gang during the 70s. Despite being a “first timer” in the TV/showbiz industry, Junjun’s professional acting skills are already quite commendable and noticeable.
The 25-year old actor recalls his humble beginnings in the theater. “I started doing indie films before. I also have training and background in theater, so ‘eto nabigyan ako ng project na ito and hopefully through this makapenetrate po ito sa mga networks at mabigyan po ng iba pang projects. Yun po talaga ang gusto kong mangyari sa career ko po,” says Junjun.
He adds, “Masasabi ko po na malaking break ito, considering na lead role po ang ibinigay sakin. Kaya nagpapasalamat po ako sa aking manager at binigay nya po sa akin ang project na ito at pati sa CBN Asia for letting me play Elmer’s story.”
In GAPOS, Junjun portrays the complicated life of Elmer Anibigno. With the heavy drama and actions scenes that he did, it was evident that Junjun worked hard on internalizing his role. Junjun admitted that the role was a tough challenge, but nevertheless, a challenge that he wanted to finish with excellence.
“Sa totoo lang po, nabigla din po ako. Halos lahat po ng scenes ko ay challenging. Kasi first time ko po umarte ng talagang sobra. Nakapa-dramatic po ng mga eksena at nakarelate din naman po ako. Lahat po mahirap, pero sas tulong po ng Diyos, sa tulong po ng mga tao sa paligid ko, ginagabayan po nila ako para magampanan ko po ng mabuti ang storyang ito,” admits Junjun.
Catch Junjun together with Bembol Roco and Sonjia Calit in GAPOS, a Good Friday offering of CBN Asia’s Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat na Yugto, April 6, 5:00 p.m. on GMA 7.
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