Sharon says Empoy deserves ‘leading man’ status
You can count Sharon Cuneta among those who can’t get enough of the smash hit “Kita Kita,” the quirky romance flick that has been melting the hearts of Filipino moviegoers.
On Instagram on Thursday, Cuneta gushed about “Kita Kita,” describing Empoy’s performance as the movie’s funny, charming boy-next-door type lead as “beautiful.”
She added that Empoy’s newfound popularity is well-deserved as the actor is one of the nicest guys she knows in local showbiz.
She also said that he deserves the “leading man” status after he proved with “Kita Kita” that he can stand toe-to-toe with John Lloyd Cruz, whose film “Finally Found Someone” is also showing in cinemas.
“Kung ikaw ba naman ang makatapat sa movie ni [John Lloyd] na kumikita ka din sa takilya eh may karapatan ka na talagang tawaging leading man at box office star!” Cuneta explained.
This, despite facing stiff competition from Hollywood offerings such as “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” “Dunkirk,” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”.
In an interview with Push, Empoy admitted that he feels overwhelmed with the praise he has been getting.
Reacting to those dubbing him as the new standard for “pogi,” he replied: “Magre-ready po muna ako sa mga paratang na ganyan pero nakaka-overwhelm po iyong sinasabi nila.”