The upcoming movie Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy which stars Vice Ganda, Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion was initially made for John 'Sweet' Lapus as his launching solo movie. However, he was replaced by Vice Ganda in the said film.
John Lapus confirmed in his PEP interview that Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy is supposedly his launching movie which was already planned right after the box office success of their film Moron 5 and the Crying Lady.
"The concept is from my fairy godmother, screenwriter Mel del Rosario. Galing ito sa napanood ni Mother Mel na pagpapalit ko ng character sa Moron 5 And The Crying Lady at sa Here Comes The Bride. So, sa tanong kung sa akin ba talaga ang project na Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy—yes, para sa akin talaga ‘yon."
But why did Vice Ganda replace him in the project?
Sweet told PEP.ph that he and Star Magic asked Viva Films if he could do an in-depth preparation for the role since they wanted his launching movie to be perfect. Direk Wenn, the movie's director also wanted Sweet to lose some weight and Viva agreed to the conditions.
It was Direk Wenn Deramas, according to Sweet who changes his mind and offered Vice the role. The reason is that the director already needed to shoot for the film since he had already finished taping for the teleserye Kahit Puso'y Masugatan. Direk Wenn, in all fairness asked his permission to give Vice the role.
Since Sweet is not physically and mentally prepared for the role, and his schedule did not permit him to do the movie, he had no choice but wait for a new concept for his launching film which will start rolling right after the KathNiel film in March where he is also a part. Sweet is also currently doing Kahit Konting Pagtingin.
Sweet admitted that he felt sad at first but he realized that if a project is not meant for you, it will not prosper. Viva, according to him, is now planning for a new concept for his launching movie.