Claudine Barretto says playing "nightmare mistress" is “beautiful” for her comeback

by Nerisa Almo
Sep 8, 2015

When the movie poster for Etiquette for Mistresses came out, there were some people who believed Claudine Barretto was not given enough importance in the billing, considering that this is her comeback movie.

However, ABS-CBN's Optimum Star thinks otherwise.

Claudine said her role is fitting for her comeback, which was the main reason why she accepted the movie project.

“It was really challenging,” she told Kris TV host Kris Aquino during the September 7 episode.

“Hindi pa ako nakagawa ng ganung ka naughty, ganun ka-eskandalosa, ganun katapang.

“I really thought it was a really beautiful, beautiful role for my comeback.”


Kris described Claudine's character, Chloe, as a “nightmare mistress”—the mistress everybody would be afraid of.

Did Claudine have any hesitations about portraying this role?

The 36-year-old actress replied, “No. Gusto ko siya kasi it's challenging, anything that challenges me.”

KIM CHIU AS MISTRESS. If Claudine accepted this project because of her role, Kim Chiu said yes because of the story.

In the same episode, the youngest mistress in the movie told Kris, “Noong nalaman ko ang story, nalaman ko na may lesson.

“Siyempre, hindi naman ako gagawa ng something na... Gusto ko may natututunan sila sa ginagawa ko.

“Parang, at least, itong movie na ito, it will teach them a lesson sa kung anong klase ng buhay ang gusto nilang mangyari.”

Kim also stressed that her role did not require her to be daring.

Kris then asked her, “Sa mga sinuot mo, wala pang daring?”

Kim quickly clarified, “Hindi, wala kasing kissing scene, bed scene. Not so naman, sapat lang.


“Lagi nilang sinasabi, another kabit movie na naman, nakikita ko kasi sa Instagram at Twitter ko. Pero sabi ko, hindi, iba 'to, panoorin n'yo.”

Kris said Kim's story in the movie is, “The journey of a girl na nagsimula sa jologs.”

TATAK CHITO RONO. Meanwhile, Kris said her main reason for accepting Etiquette for Mistresses was the chance to work anew with director Chito Rono.

She told her co-stars, Claudine and Kim, “Aminin naman natin, he challenges all of us. Feeling ko nga, kaya nag-200/110 [ang blood pressure ko] dahil sa Chito Rono effect.

“Ganun tayo kapagod, pero kapag napanood na natin...

“Because he's strict, he brings out the best in you.”

Etiquette for Mistresses is based on Julie Yap Daza's bestselling book of the same title.

The drama film, which tackles the lives of five mistressess, also stars Iza Calzado and Cheena Crab.�

Kris pointed out,“Reading the story, kung tutuusin, it's about the many faces of love.


“And it's about women love and the choices that women made.

“Feeling ko, kapag napanood n'yo 'to, ang haba ng diskusyon after. Mag-a-agree ka, magdi-disagree ka, matutuwa ka, mawi-wish mo na 'sana hindi ako 'yan' o 'sana ganyan ang mangyari sa akin.'

“Parang sabi ko, if you're gonna do a project, do something that you know will gonna have an impact.”

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