Will Empoy be the next John Lloyd?

Image from Empoy Marquez's Instagram Page
  • Empoy Marquez is getting so much attention for playing Tonyo in Kita Kita
  • People online said Empoy would be the next heartthrob
  • Even Sharon Cuneta said Empoy should be a leading man in another movie

People recently raved about Sigrid Bernardo’s “Kita Kita”.

How can they not when the film gave us one of the most phenomenal – not to mention – extraordinary love team to date. The film features the tandem of Alessandra de Rossi as Lea and Empoy Marquez as Tonyo.

It’s acclaimed for being a regular and simple story told in a whimsical and out-of-the-box manner.

While Alessandra has been known to be a great actress in the indie film scene, Empoy’s portrayal in the movie was a breath of fresh air in the industry dominated by mestizos and chinitors.

People online are now commenting that Empoy is now a new heartthrob to watch out for.

But to this, Empoy would jokingly respond in a Push interview: “Magre-ready po muna ako sa mga paratang na ganyan pero nakaka-overwhelm po ‘yung ganyan na sinasabi nila.”

[I’ll have to prepare myself first about their accusations because it’s overwhelming me.]

Well, who wouldn’t be overwhelmed when no less than the megastar would ride the bandwagon and actually level Empoy to everyone’s matinee crush – John Lloyd Cruz.

“Kung ikaw ba naman ang makatapat sa movie ni [John Lloyd] na kumikita ka din sa takilya eh may karapatan ka na talagang tawaging leading man at box office star!” Sharon Cuneta was quoted in an ABS-CBN story. 

[If you’re be placed head-to-head with a movie featuring John Lloyd that’s hitting the blockbuster, you’d really have the right to be called a leading man and a box office star.)

Sharon is talking about John Lloyd and Sarah Geronimo’s “Finally Found Someone” that’s showing in the cinemas along with “Kita Kita”.

In an Instagram post, Empoy even posted a photo of him standing beside a portrait of John Lloyd.

“Kita kita sa lahat ng sinehan and watch “Finally Found someone”#supportfilipinofilm #empopoy#haveablessday,” he captioned the photo.

Can Empoy level up to be the next John Lloyd? Let us know your thoughts after watching Kita Kita