This December 14, Saturday, actor-comedian Empoy Marquez teams up with beauty queen-turned-actress Maxine Medina for the upcoming Ipaglaban Mo episode that would bear the hashtag #IMdinukot. Empoy and Maxine will play as husband and wife whose child will be kidnapped during the Christmas season. As loving parents, they would do everything they can to get their beloved daughter back and attain justice.
Inviting us all to watch the said episode, Empoy revealed some interesting facts about him and #IMdinukot, by responding to some questions from the netizens.
As Empoy answered the first question that he randomly picked, he reminisced his very first project on ABS-CBN. After rising to prominence by emerging as the winner of the Mr. Suave look-alike contest of the defunct noontime variety show Magandang Tanghali Bayan, Empoy said that his very first acting stint on television was a supporting role on Wansapanataym, where he worked with Jodi Sta. Maria, Danilo Barrios, and other Kapamilya stars.
Meanwhile, he gladly described that being part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as Domeng Suarez is one of the greatest blessings he’s most thankful for. He revealed how much he enjoys working with the cast and crew of the said show, how professional they were, and how grateful he is that he was given the opportunity to work with them.
When it comes to his Ipaglaban Mo experience, the 38-year-old comedian shared that his role is somehow similar to the roles he previously took in other shows, given that he would portray a caring father. After doing the episode, the actor/comedian realized that being a father truly makes a man selfless. He learned that more than everything in life, family is the most precious thing one could ever have and should prioritize no matter what. Of course, he also learned that aside from making time for our families, praying to the Lord must always be on top of our to do list.
Moreover, although working with someone as beautiful as Maxine could be somehow “intimidating”, as per suggested by the netizens, he said that he felt comfortable working with the beauty queen.
Apart from the Kapamilya Confessions, Empoy did the ‘”Mukha Mo, Confess Mo” Challenge where he shared a thing or two about Pamilya Ko star Arci Muñoz, Kapamilya Hunk Zanjoe Marudo, Primetime King Coco Martin, Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual, Banana Sundae mainstay Jobert Austria, I Can See Your Voice Sing-vestigator Bayani Agbayani, his Ipaglaban Mo co-star Maxine Medina, and his perennial loveteam partner Alessandra De Rossi.
Click on this video to watch his full Kapamilya Confessions gig and don’t miss #IMdinukot this Saturday, December 14, after It’s Showtime.