The Stars of Easter Sunday Share Why They Are Grateful To Be Raised by Strong Filipino Women

The Stars of Easter Sunday Share Why They Are Grateful To Be Raised by Strong Filipino Women


While this weekend is providing blockbuster entertainment in the form of Brad Pitt’s action movie Bullet Train, on the comedy side of things, a trailblazing movie has opened called Easter Sunday. This is the first big studio movie to spotlight a Filipino ensemble cast, with its lineup of talent including Jo Koy, Tia Carrere and Lydia Gaston. CinemaBlend’s own Law Sharma had the opportunity to speak with these three actors about their work on Easter Sunday, and among the things they chatted about (while enjoying some foo was why they’re grateful to be raised by strong Filipino women.

Starting off, there’s Easter Sunday’s lead actor Jo Koy, who you might recognize from his appearances on Chelsea Lately and various comedy specials. Easter Sunday marks Koy’s biggest film project yet, with him having previously played Vladimir Lenin in 2019’s Anastasia: Once Upon a Time. Along with speaking about how growing up mixed race impacted his life and Easter Sunday, Koy highlighted his admiration for his mother, particularly her determination, with the following words:

My mom showed me indirectly, right?… Like when you say no to me, I gotta show you why you should have said yes. And that came from me indirectly seeing my mom being told no all the time and, and her finding her own community and finding her own Filipino friends and building her own talent shows with all these Filipino parents and their kids. That’s all for my mom, and I see her do that. You’re not gonna tell her, ‘Oh no, you’re not gonna have a talent show.’ She’s like, okay, then we’ll make a talent show. You know what I mean? We’ll do it for us. So seeing her do that hustle helped me be the hustler that I am.



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