“Malakas ang hatak ni Joey sa masa,” observed Deramas. The director knows why he says that, after all he was responsible for turning the once bit player Vice Ganda into a phenomenal box office star.
This time, Deramas has his eyes set on Paras, who plays the title role in “Bekikang.” And he has enough reason to cast him in the titular role. After all, he and Viva Films are placing their bets on the new comedian who was recently named Cinemalaya best supporting actor for his performance in “Babagwa.”
Apart from that, Paras has also made the rounds of Kapuso teleseryes such as “Ikaw Sana,” “The Last Prince,” “Sinner or Saint,” “Langit sa Piling Mo,” “Daldalita,” “I Heart You, Pare”; and Kapamilya teleseryes “Dahil May Isang Ikaw,” “Maging Sino Ka Man,” “Kapag Puso’y Nasugatan,” “Petrang Paminta” and lately, “Galema.”
On film, Paras has appeared in noteworthy projects such as “Bwakaw,” “Dance of the Steel Bars,” “Sisterakas,” and “Bromance: My Brother’s Romance.”
Needless to say, he worked his way up the success ladder using years and years of experience in theater with the CCP Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company under the tutelage of Nonon Padilla.
In his launching movie, Paras is Vittorio (Bekikang), who opens with his line of thoughts on where gay people come from.
He highlights his comical points of view on his inquiry from the book of Genesis to Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Bekikang, who was born on a rainy night next to a rice paddy, is the son of Gorio (Tirso Cruz III) and Maristela (Janice de Belen).
Although being bullied outside their home, he grows up in a happy and supportive family.
When Bekikang’s mother dies, his father takes on a new love in the house named Anacleta (Malou de Guzman) who becomes Bekikang’s cross to bear.
As Bekikang grows, he never stops fighting the people who taunt him.
One day, Bekikang meets another person subjected to bullying named Fortunato (Tom Rodriguez).
It is love at first sight for Bekikang. Fortunato becomes the man who gives color and meaning to his world.