Dingdong Dantes as Tweetserye's Man of the Moment
Who would have thought that Dingdong Dantes would get as far as he has in show business? When he started out, he was just one of the multitudes of cute up-and-coming actors in his home network. Just as he had the courage to get naked for Cosmopolitan magazine, we’re sure he’ll take on the challenge of transforming himself into Jesus. This would involve a crash diet and watching The Passion of the Christ for 40 days. Though Dingdong Dantes’ acting does not necessarily give you the chills, the man does work hard. Jesus loves that.
The life of Jesus is serious business in this part of the world—but who’s going to stop us if we do a humorous take on it? As long as condoms are not in any of the scenes, we’re sure that the Catholic bishops won’t excommunicate us if we have Tado Jimenez portraying Jesus as a geeky wanderer in the streets of Metro Manila. Instead of preaching, he can just do meaningful graffiti on walls and on bridges. After all, faith is not confined to churches alone. (And we’re hoping God has a sense of humor, too. Lord, we are not taking your son’s name in vain.)
Artwork by Warren Espejo