I’d like to talk about political issues, about social concerns, things of that nature. Heck, I’d like to work on lyrics translations of Bon Jovi. Uh… no, not today.
For the past few days, I had a rather unhealthy preoccupation with old showbiz. My status message in Facebook began with a bad epiphany: if the name “Lindsay Custodio” still rings a bell, you’re probably old. True enough, some of my friends responded to the affirmative; hey, we all grew up watching Ang TV. That, and having a good memory of the opening tune of Showbiz Lingo.
The highlight of last week’s jolography (so to speak… not of the jumping form) was Stefano Mori, so much so that I actually changed my Plurk display ID from “Marocharim” to “Stefano Maro.” Yes, Stefano Mori; one-third of JCS. While you’ll still hear of John Prats and Carlo Aquino today, you’ve probably forgotten about Camille Prats’ love interest in G-Mik.
If you’re willing to admit your age and stop blaming things on cultural milieu, you very well know that Stefano Mori played “Borj,” Camille Prats played “Roni.” That tandem, for a time, was the backbone of G-Mik. More than that, Stefano Mori was a mainstay in Mula sa Puso (if my memory serves me right, he was the kid brother of Claudine Baretto), and also played a few anak roles in Maalaala Mo Kaya.
So, whatever happened to Stefano Mori?