Kenken Nuyad is one of the most active child actors in the Philippines today. After working with Ai-Ai de las Alas in the 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival entry “School Service,” he revealed that he also wants to work with Vic Sotto.
In an exclusive interview with Conan Daily at the gala night of “School Service,” Nuyad was asked who his dream co-actor was. Immediately, the child actor mentioned Bossing, the nickname given to Sotto by his fans and supporters.
In 2015, de las Alas and Sotto co-starred in the romantic comedy film “My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore” opposite the AlDub duo Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards. While de las Alas is dubbed the Comedy Queen of the Philippines, Sotto is considered one of the heir apparents of the late Dolphy Quizon, who was named the Comedy King of the country.
In “School Service,” de las Alas played Rita, a woman who exploits street children in Manila. For the role, she won Best Actress at the 2018 Cinemalaya awards ceremony, which took place at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City, Metro Manila on August 12, 2018.
Nuyad plays one of the street children exploited by Rita in “School Service.” Like him, “Pan de Salawal” actors Miel Espinoza and JM Salvado also received the Special Jury Prize for Acting at the 2018 Cinemalaya.
Aside from “School Service,” Nuyad also starred in another 2018 Cinemalaya entry titled “Liway.” “School Service” was directed by Louie Ignacio while “Liway” was directed by Kip Oebanda.
There were 10 full-length film finalists at the 2018 Cinemalaya. The other seven films were “Mamang” by Denise O’Hara, “Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon” by Carlo Enciso Catu, “Kuya Wes” by James Robin Mayo, “ML” by Benedict Mique, “Musmos na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma” by Iar Lionel Arondaing, “Distance” by Perci Intalan and “The Lookout” by Afi Africa.
Watch the full interview with Nuyad here: