Matapos ang ilang taon ng hindi pagiging visible sa big screen, mapapanood muli si Zsa Zsa Padilla sa isang musical film na magsisilbing tribute para sa APO Hiking Society.
“I play the role of Elaine Fuentabella. I’m the mother of Tippy [dos Santos]. It’s a story about two people who fell in love and they’re both young, so my daughter gets pregnant," Ganito ang naging pagkuwento ni Zsa Zsa Padilla tungkol sa karakter niya sa upcoming musical film na I Do Bi Doo Bi Doo.
“The story revolves around planning their marriage and I am against it because in the movie I got pregnant also.
“The same thing happened to me, I got pregnant but I married young, and I got trapped not in a loveless marriage, but in a marriage that I’m very unhappy with because my husband has no time for me, he’s always buried in work.
Nakapanayam siya ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kahapon, Marso 29, sa set ng kanilang pelikula sa Liliw, Laguna.
Bilang isang ina ng tatlong babae, inalam namin ang kanyang saloobin kung sakaling sa kanyang mga anak mismo mangyari ang sinapit ng karakter ni Tippy.
Natawa si Zsa Zsa bago sumagot, “I’m glad that it didn’t happen to them, my youngest is 20.
“Kasi parang I think their whole lives they have heard me, I tell them over and over, ‘please, don’t marry young.’
“You know I was lucky in a sense that I had a baby at 16, I went back to school, I had a career at 18, and you know it doesn’t happen for everyone.
“So, what I went through is hard, and I’ve learned from the mistakes that I’ve made in the past.
“It’s my responsibility to warn them that it’s not easy, and it’s not really easy.”
MUSICAL FILM. Hindi ito ang unang beses na gumawa ng isang musical film ang Divine Diva.
Matatandaan na noong 2006 ay ginawa niya ang pelikulang Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh, kung saan nakasama niya sina Rustom Padilla at Pops Fernandez.
Gayunman kitang-kita ang pagkasabik ng singer-actress sa bawat eksena na kanilang kukunan.
“Because it’s a musical,” sagot niya nang tanungin naming kung ano ang nakakapagpasali sa kanya sa musical film na ito.
“Music makes me happy, in any musical actor or actress, when you say you’ll do a musical you know it’s hard to combine.
“They also say that musicals don’t make money.
“But in instance, lets say I did a musical action, comedy, Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, I know that if people was able to appreciate it that time, it’ll be a classic project, it’s something I’ll never regret doing.
“So, if people were to ask me again if ‘would you have done it?’ I would.
“So, I’d say the same thing with this project.
“Of course it’ll be an added bonus if people really like it after they see the film. That’ll be a welcome change, kasi that’ll be a history, e.”
WORKING WITH EUGENE. Samantala, kinamusta naman namin ang kanyang karanasan na makatrabho ang award-winning actress na si Eugene Domingo.
Ito ang unang beses na sila’y magkatrabaho, at sinabi ni Zsa Zsa na talaga namang nage-enjoy siyang kasama ito sa isang proyekto.
“She’s a fun person to be around, she’s really funny, she’s funny kasi behind the cameras and in front of the cameras, e.
“Everybody is happy for Uge [palayaw ni Eugene Domingo], ilang years na din siyang nasa showbiz and everything that’s happening to her is just something that she has really worked hard for.
“So, everybody is just supporting her and you know everyone is happy with everything that is happening in her career.”
Kung ang kanyang mga katrabaho na batang mang-aawit ang pag-uusapan, nakikita raw niya ang pagsisikap nilang matutunan ang mga piyesang kanilang aawitin.
Ang mga kanta kasing gagamitin para sa pelikulang ito’y hango sa mga awitin ng APO Hiking Society.
“Well, I guess they really have to learn the songs.
“I mean, to us it came out naturally because I grew up working with APO music.
“I remember, most of songs would have an APO medley in it, and I’ve worked with the APO Hiking Society many times in my career I got a wonderful chance to do that.
“But I think that it’s timely, that there’s so much talk about the “golden days of OPM,” that they’re here, they’re back, that everybody is excited with OPM.
“I think with this project, when the youth today will hear this music, ‘oh, that original!’ di ba, kasi I don’t know if their parents have played the music, siyempre ibang generation na, right?
“So, it is exciting in a sense that a lot of songs have been rearranged, it’s exciting in that sense, and there is really lots of music in this musical.”
Nakatakdang ipalabas ang I Do Bi Doo Bi Doo sa taon na ito.