Toni doesn’t mind being second choice

PNS — TONI Gonzaga doesn’t mind being second choice for the role of Vhong Navarro’s leading lady in “Kokey @ Ako,” the original choice being Angel Locsin who chose to do “Imortal” with John Lloyd Cruz. “I’m a fan of the original ‘Kokey’ three years ago as I got to watch it then while waiting for our turn in PBB,” says Toni. “Tuwang-tuwa ako noon kina Ruffa Gutierrez and Eugene Domingo sa show. Little did I know ako pala ang gagawa ng sequel nito.”

How is it acting again? “It’s nice kasi I’ve been doing nothing but hosting and singing for a while. Na-miss ko rin. It’s exciting to do ‘Kokey’ kasi puro comedians ang kasama ko at lagi kaming masaya sa set.”

Director Wenn Deramas says the story of “Kokey @ Ako” is really centered on Toni’s character as Jackie, a princess from another planet who survives a massacre plot against her family and an alien abduction who grows up on earth with no memory of her true identity. She still hopes to find her parents (Maricel Laxa and Christian Vasquez) someday. She becomes a news reporter then meets Kokey, the lovable alien who returns to earth to look for his missing sister, Kekay. They then join forces to look for their long lost loved ones.

Vhong plays Jackie’s great love, Bruce, whose body is possessed by the evil Prince Belat who wants to destroy our planet. Also in the cast are Melai Cantiveros as Josa, Toni’s funny best friend, and Jason Francisco as Adonis, an apprentice cameraman for six years who becomes the friend of Vhong, plus Gloria Romero, Nova Villa, Mickey Ferriols, Wendy Valdez, DJ Durano, Candy Pangilinan, Joy Viado, Rubi-rubi, Debraliz and many more. This starts airing on Monday before “TV Patrol.”