John Prats thrilled over 'Tiny Tony'
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[October 3, 2008]

Actor-dancer John Prats said he's overwhelmed with his first TV title role as a diminutive superhero for ABS-CBN's "Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Tiny Tony."

In an interview, Prats shared his happiness over the big break given to him after 16 years of being a loyal Kapamilya star.

"Hindi ko alam kung paano magpapasalamat sa ABS-CBN sa nangyari sa akin. Isa ito sa project na maipagyayabang ko nakaka-overwhelm kasi ang ganda ganda ng episodes," he said.

"In 16 years this is my first time na magkaroon ako ng title role. So it's something, talagang noong napanood ko naiiyak ako this is the first time na ako lang so nakakatuwa ang pakiramdam," Prats added.

Prats plays Tony, a simple guy who has the simplest dreams. A freak accident will cause a big change in his life. From a normal person, Tony literally becomes a tiny superhero.

In the interview, Prats said that playing a superhero is a dream come true for him.

"Sobrang dream come true for me kasi lahat ng bata maging superhero. This time pareho lang ang pakiramdam ko. Gusto ko maging superhero at bago sa tingin ko, bago ang lahat ang team ko, pero ang excitement ay nandoon," he said.

The actor once played a super-powered kid as a member of "Batang X," a movie about a group of five kids who has super potentials. Prats said that the most difficult parts about playing Tiny Tony are the times when he has to wear a harness to do some action scenes.

"Sguro ang pinakamahirap na eksena... yung naka-harness ako. Doon ko na-realize na yung emotion kailangan mo meet tapos may factor na masakit na ang singit ko kasi naka-harness ako. At mahirap pa lang mag-drama ng naka-green screen so first time ko ma-experience na nakaka-drain talaga," explains Prats.

The actor said that no matter how hard the scenes are for Tiny Tony he is open and willing to do it because it's all worth it since the show is really, really great.

"Sabi ko kahit gaano kahirap yung eksena ipagawa sa akin okay lang. Kasi nakita ko talaga na ang ganda ng Tiny Tony," he said.

Prats invited viewers to catch the latest member of Mars Ravelo's Pinoy Superheroes -- Tiny Tony.

"Malapit ng dumating si Tiny Tony sa inyong television sana suportahan niyo October 11 na po, Tiny Tony," ends Prats.

Joining Prats' exciting adventures are stars Alex Gonzaga, Coco Martin, Mura, Susan Africa and Gerard Acao with the special participation of Pen Medina, Zaijan Jaranilla, Julius Garesa and Kim Alcantara

"Tiny Tony" is directed by Mr. Dondon Santos.

Watch out for Tiny Tony's adventures as it premieres this coming Saturday, October 11 only on ABS-CBN. Aside from "Tiny Tony," Prats is set to be part of ABS-CBN's hit television series "I Love Betty La Fea."

Prats, a regular performer of "ASAP 08", will also do another big project on ABS-CBN that his fans should look forward to.