If you thought comedians wouldn’t be able to pull off a drama scene well, think again. Comedians can definitely make you cry just as exceptionally as they can make you laugh.
Maalaala Mo Kaya paved the way for artists to let their drama acting skills shine. Through the years, numerous actors who came from different fields of expertise have surprised us by proving us their acting prowess on the real-life roles they portrayed in this show.
Having that said, let’s look back on five of the most astounding comedians who proved us how good they are in drama as well, by playing major roles on the real-life stories featured in MMK for year 2018.
1. Alora Sasam
Alora Sasam played as the lesbian named Ashley who fell in love with a gay named Jeffrey who is portrayed by Neil Coleta on MMK’s episode titled “Motorsiklo”. Jeffrey and Ashley Capeceneo’s unique story of love was featured before on Mission Possible in the month of February, and was dramatically told on MMK in the month of April. On her first ever lead role in MMK, Alora made our hearts melt as she showed us that her brilliant acting is worthy of the spotlight.
2. Long Mejia
Together with the hosts of Umagang Kay Ganda, Long Mejia always completes our mornings with good vibes in making us laugh by his funny jokes and witty lines on the skits he does in the said show. But on his MMK episode titled “Luneta Park”, Long made us shed some tears as he depicted the story of Modesto and his son Dick Soriano, who was played by Jairus Aquino. As the ‘ex-palaboy’ Modesto, Long has made us feel the struggles of a helpless father in raising his son in the streets.
3. Rufa Mae Quinto
Rufa Mae Quinto showed us that she’s more than just the woman who has that sexy and comical personality, as she touched us on her MMK episode titled “Laptop”. Rufa played the role of a mother named Vivian Taluban, whose loneliness became the main reason why her daughter got catfished. Vivian’s daughter is the Junior Masterchef Philippines contender Caitlin Taluban, who was portrayed on the said episode by Michelle Vito.
4. Juliana Parizcova Segovia
Crowned as first ever Miss Q and A grand winner Juliana Pariscova Segovia or Tyrone James Ortega in real life portrayed his own life story in the MMK episode “Korona”. With award-winning actress Elizabeth Oropesa playing the role of his mommy Cynthia, Juliana has indeed touched us with his heart-warming story of how he bravely bared his true personality and slayed a lot of gay pageants until he achieved the glory he has now.
Lastly, comedienne Pokwang showed us that her drama skill hasn’t faded in her MMK episode “Eskoba”. After Pokwang gave birth to her baby Malia in January, she starred as Aling Azon in the said Mother’s Day special episode along with Empress Schuck, who played the role of Azon’s daughter named Tet. In this episode, Powang crushed our hearts as she depicted Aling Azon’s struggles as an OFW in Italy.
They say comedians are even better dramatic actors, and these stints of funny men and women on MMK truly proved this assertion.