Acting virtuosos Aga Muhlach, Joel Torre, and John Arcilla were asked about their impressions on one another on Tonight with Boy Abunda. John recalled watching the classic film “Oro Plata Mata” in 1982 where he saw Joel as a game changer in the Philippine movie industry. Three years later, he was impressed with Aga’s raw acting in the film “Miguelito, Ang Batang Rebelde” and took it as an inspiration to deliver impeccably as well.
Meanwhile, Joel admitted that he has long been impressed with John especially in Raymond Red’s alternative film “Anino”. On Aga, Joel said, “Seldom do you have the marriage of a commercial and critical success and that’s what Aga has. He has the box-office appeal and the artistic side of him which is a very good combination”.
Flattered and honored, Aga returned the compliments to his “Miracle in Cell No. 7” co-stars and added that he also looks up to them.
Despite the unquestionable expertise in their field, the three veteran actors admitted that they have their down days as well. “I never thought of myself as a good actor”, Aga claimed. Joel expressed that every artist has his own insecurity. Sharing his point of view, John described the filmmaking industry as magical and collaborative. There are times when what he considers a bad performance would turn out well due to the right elements such as lighting and angle. But the opposite scenario can also happen at times.
Being three veteran actors, the King of Talk dared them to an acting challenge where they had to narrate in different scenarios the step-by-step process on how to cook Sinigang. John acted as a politician in a campaign rally. Joel pretended that he was wooing his wife. Lastly, Aga acted like he was holding his pee.