Judy Ann Santos (in photo) will star with Iza Calzado, Agot Isidro, and Janice de Belen in the Cinemalaya entry titled Mga Mumunting Lihim.

Photo: Noel Orsal

Judy Ann Santos spent time in an ancestral house featuring Spanish style architecture yesterday, February 21, to shoot scenes for the Cinemalaya entry Mga Mumunting Lihim

Written and directed by Joey Reyes, Juday stars in this drama film with Iza Calzado, Agot Isidro, and Janice de Belen.

The four ladies bring life to four friends who discover that they are harboring secrets about each other.

Eugene Domingo was supposed to be part of the film but due to her hectic schedule, she was replaced by Janice de Belen.

THE DIARY. This marks the first time that Juday will appear in a Cinemalaya entry, which also happens to be the first project of Direk Joey for the said indie film festival that will take place this July.

Juday plays the role of Mariel in the film.

She said about her character, "Hindi naman ako kontrabidang bonggang-bongga, pero tahimik ang character ko na observant at pailalim gumawa ng conclusion tungkol sa mga kaibigan niya.

"May sarili siyang pananaw sa mga kaibigan niya at sinusulat niya iyon sa journal niya.

"Ang mga Pilipino mahilig sa diary, mahilig magkuwento sa mga kaibigan.

"It's a good movie kasi makaka-relate lahat ng tao.

"Lahat naman tayo may kaibigan at lahat tayo nagkakaroon ng tampuhan sa mga kaibigan natin."

In real life, Juday maintains her own diary.

"Hanggang ngayon may diary ako sa iPad ko... pero hindi siya daily journal. Ako kasi [nagsusulat lang] 'pag masama ang loob ko."

MATTERS OF THE HEART. When it comes to matters of the heart, Juday said with a laugh: "Sa totoong buhay, marami talaga kaming sikreto."

The former host of Junior MasterChef then gave love advice to her co-star Iza Calzado, who broke up with businessman-musician Atticus King last year.