A Star is Born: Benny Peralta is Gringo
Fri, July 5, 2002 3:24 pm
[Note: Originally posted on the Lampoon Issue of The Danao Gazette, Jan 1994. ]
Our very own Benny Peralta will soon be missed by fellow Danawanons in Los Angeles, for at least a year, during the entire production of a Gringo Honasan flick “Run Gringo, Run”
Benny has been offered to play the lead role as Gringo by an Oscar nominated action film director that Benny met and befriended while frequenting a topless bar in Hollywood.
According to Benny’s Manager, Paeng Mangubat, the Gringo Honasan movie is a first Paramount Pictures-Viva Films joint production that will be filmed entirely in Manila and Montalban, Rizal.
Paeng Mangubat further revealed that Viva Films at first wanted Sharon Cuneta as lead actress to portray the role as Gringo’s mistress, but Benny’s wife timely shot it down.
Norma Peralta insisted to cast Citas Villareal instead of Sharon or she would have his husband out of the picture.
By December Benny is expected to make his appearances in Manila’s TV talk show circuits, guesting at Inday Badiday’s Show or in Kuya Germ’s That’s Entertainment.
Film clips from the Danao City fiesta parade where Benny was Grand Marshall will be shown on Manto’s Cable TV according to Paeng Mangubat. (MB)