Batangas Governor Vilma Santos confirmed that she will be headlining a movie with Angel Locsin under Star Cinema sometime in 2015.
At her recently-concluded birthday presscon, Governor Vi shared that they were supposed to start doing test shots this November.
But they had to move the pre-production meetings within the month of January due to the governor-actress’s health issues for the past few months.
As for the casting of the film, Vilma admitted that her son Luis Manzano was supposed to be part of her movie with Angel.
While it could have been an interesting teamup, the governor-actress revealed that Luis actually turned down the offer.
Governor Vi further stated: “Totoo naman. Originally kaming tatlo.
“Pero ang anak ko parang ayaw niya muna na—hindi ko alam kung anong word na sasabihin—parang ibebenta ng gano’n yung relationship nila.
“Masyadong malaki ang respeto ni Lucky sa relationship nila ni Angel, na parang ayaw niya na ma-commercial ba.
“Ayaw niya kahit paano na baka mapaglaruan. So, it’s the respect.
“And the good thing is nirerespeto naman namin ang decision ni Lucky.”
WORKING WITH ANGEL. Rumor has it that there would be a slapping scene between Vilma and Angel for the much-anticipated film.
While Vilma remained tight-lipped about the exact genre of the project, she hinted a few details about what to expect from her newest big screen character.
“Hindi ko pa alam [kung anong paghahanda ang kailangan].
“Pero kasi maganda yung storya, iba, e. Miski yung character ko dito iba.
“Yung sampalan isyu, tignan natin. Depende sa mga eksena.
“Pero nung nag-usap kami at nag-meeting, I told them I want something new.
“Kaya nga pati buhok iba, parang gano’n ang character niya.
“Tignan na lang natin. ‘Pag pinal na, that’s the time na sasabihin ko.”
At any rate, Governor Vi can’t wait to start shooting so they can finish the movie said to be Star Cinema's Mother's Day offering for May 2015.
“Tapos yung break ko—may break ako as a governor—baka kamukha ng In My Life, hihingin ko yung break so that matuloy-tuloy ko shooting para [umabot] sa Mother’s Day.
CAMEO FOR DARNA MOVIE? On a lighter note, Governor Vi was also asked if she’s open to doing a cameo for the movie remake of Darna topbilled by Angel.
To which the 61-year-old governor-actress replied, "Hindi ko pa alam, pero kung hihilingan ako ni Angel, okay lang. Si Angel pa!"
The Star For All Seasons happened to star in a total of four Darna films: Lipad! Darna! Lipad! (1973), Darna and The Giants (1973), Darna vs. The Planet Women (1975), and Darna and Ding (1980).
But Governor Vi was quick to say that she’s not willing to be in costume this time around.
"Pero hindi naka-Darna [costume], ha! Utang na loob, ha. Excuse me!" she cheerfully exclaimed.