Matteo Guidicelli explains the lessons learned from ‘Penduko’

Matteo Guidicelli, the Filipino-Italian actor and triathlete, is gearing up for his first Metro Manila Film Festival participation in the upcoming movie “Penduko.” In an interview, Guidicelli expressed his excitement for the film and his eagerness to take part in the Parade of Stars, even joking that he will “magtatapon din ako ng t-shirt” during the event.

In preparation for his role as the Filipino folk hero who battles evil forces, Guidicelli revealed that he underwent intense physical training and fight choreography for the film. He credited his military background as a reservist in the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Philippine Army, where he holds the rank of Second Lieutenant, for helping him handle the tough scenes required by the movie.

Guidicelli’s wife, pop superstar Sarah Geronimo, is supportive of his action career and is looking forward to the impact “Penduko” could have on his career. The actor also shared that the movie’s director, Jason Paul Laxamana, created a story that reflects modern-day issues such as social media and digitalization while staying true to Filipino culture.

Furthermore, Guidicelli emphasized the importance of using power and influence for good, both in the movie and in real life, particularly in the age of social media. As an actor, he shared his belief in the power of storytelling and the influence it can have on people’s lives.

Guidicelli’s passion for inspiring and influencing others through his platform as an actor has given him a broader perspective on his role in the entertainment industry. He emphasized the powerful impact that onscreen portrayals can have in shaping people’s thinking and behavior, acknowledging the responsibility that comes with being a public figure.

Overall, Guidicelli’s enthusiasm for “Penduko” and his commitment to using his influence for positive change shines through in his preparations for and reflections on the upcoming film.

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