Vice Ganda on Direk Wenn’s passing: ‘Para akong nawalan ng magulang’

  • March 1, 2016
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Vice Ganda is one of the closest friends of late director Wenn Deramas. The television and film director died of cardiac arrest on Monday, February 29.

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Kapamilya star Vice Ganda has worked with the beloved director for many years from his first movie Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat in 2007 to his latest box-office film ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ that made him bag the Phenomenal Box-Office Star Award in the 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards.

In an interview of TV Patrol with Vice, he shared that he immediately went to the hospital when he found out that Direk Wenn suffered from heart attack.

“Pagpasok ko ng ospital sa emergency room, nakita ko sya agad. Para akong namanhid. Ni-hindi ako nakaiyak agad, pinipisil ko lang yung kamay nya ang lamig na,” said Vice.

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He also shared that he was able to exchange jokes over Facebook chat with Direk Wenn which he eventually realized a ‘premonition’ of the director’s death.

“Naghaharutan kami sa Facebook messenger, kasi pinadalhan nya ako nung friendship rose. ‘If you think I’m a good friend send it back to me. Tapos sinagot ko sya ng ‘ayoko.’ Tapos sinagot nya ako nang ‘Ay, sorry missent.’ Puro tungkol sa bulaklak ang pinaguusapan namin. 

Vice said that Direk Wenn helped him a lot in his career. He said that the director is the only person in the industry who gave him an extraordinary amount of trust when it comes to movie projects.

“First script na binigay nya sa’kin blanko. ‘Ito ang eksena, o bahala ka na kung anong gusto mong gawin.’ Doon palang, alam mo nang ang laki-laki ng tiwala nya sa akin.”

He also admitted that he feels lost now that he won’t be working with Direk Wenn anymore.

“Ngayon hindi ko na alam kung paano ako gagawa ng pelikula. Lagi nga tinatanong sa akin noon, ‘bakit laging si Direk Wenn?’ Kasi hindi ko naman alam kung may magtitiwala sa akin katulad nung tiwalang binibigay sa’kin ni Direk Wenn.”

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“Ang laki ng nawala sa akin. Hindi lang ako nawalan ng direktor. Natanggalan ako ng confidence. Para akong nawalan ng magulang. Para akong batang paslit na naulila, hindi ko alam. Ang lungkot-lungkot ko. Hindi ko talaga alam.”

“Sya yung gumawa ng career ko eh. ”

Watch Vice Ganda’s TV patrol interview below: