Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ronaldo Valdez Gives Touching Performance As The Dying Father In 'Seven Sundays', Aga Muhlach Says He Might Just Score Another Grand Slam In Winning More Acting Awards

RONALDO VALDEZ scored a grandslam as best supporting actor in the 1993 film “May Minamahal” with Aga Muhlach. Now, he and Aga are together again in Star Cinema’s “Seven Sundays”, that opens today in theaters. And Aga says Ron’s performance as his dying dad, Manuel Bonifacio, might just win him again another grand slam.

This early, the film is being compared to the award-winning family drama, “Tanging Yaman”, which won so many best actress awards for Gloria Romero. Ron is said to be the female version of Gloria in “Seven Sundays” and he has many dramatic highlights in the film. He admits he cried several times while shooting the movie.

“Mababaw kasi ang luha ko, e,” he says. “E, maraming eksena ritong nangyayari talaga sa tunay na buhay sa isang pamilya, sa mag-aama, sa magkakapatid. Maraming makaka-relate dito.” “Nakakadala siya kapag kasama mo,” says Aga, referring to Ron. “You’ll get carried away kaya maiiyak ka rin sa eksena.”

Ron is a lonely widower in the movie but in real life, he’s the happy husband of Maria Fe Ilagan-Gibbs (the youngest daughter of the late National Artist Gerry de Leon) and doting dad of Janno and Melissa Gibbs. The movie is titled “Seven Sundays” because Ron’s character is dying in seven weeks, so he asks his children Aga, Dingdong Dantes, Cristine Reyes and Enrique Gil to visit him every Sunday so they can be together as a family before he departs (and that’s a total of ‘Seven Sundays’.)

“Seven Sundays” is directed Cathy Garcia Molina and she said in the presscon that after this, her 20th film, she’ll direct just two more films (one stars Sharon Cuneta and Robin Padilla, the other one stars the KathNiel love team) and then she will retire. A widow, she says she owes it to her kids to give them her undivided love and attention.



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