Claudine Barretto returns to the big screen with Etiquette for Mistresses.
According to the Optimum Star, she was overwhelmed when she saw the movie during the September 29 premiere night held at SM Megamall Cinema 7.
“I really don’t exactly know. I’m feeling excited, I’m nervous, I’m really happy.
“I’m overwhelmed and I’m overjoyed sa lahat lahat talaga nang pumunta at nanuod ng premiere night at sa lahat ng nag-aabang ng Etiquette for Mistresses."
Directed by Chito Rono, this Star Cinema movie also stars Kim Chiu, Iza Calzado, and Cheena Crab. It is currently being shown in cinemas starting today, September 30.
Claudine also told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other media reporters during the cast party that she really feels excited to see how people will accept the movie, especially since this is her comeback movie after five years.
Her last movie was In Your Eyes shown in 2010, where she co-starred with Anne Curtis and Richard Gutierrez.
“Sobra-sobrang excited because I haven’t been working for five years and to be back on the big screen, knowing na maraming tao ang gustong sumuporta at nagustuhan yung pelikula habang nagpe-premiere kami.
“Nakakataba ng puso at talagang nakakatouch for a comeback movie na napili ako dito.”
The movie also serves as her onscreen reunion with Kris Aquino and director Chito Rono. They all worked together for the 2006 horror movie Sukob.
“And, of course, reunion namin 'to ni Miss Kris Aquino and Direk Chito because the first movie was Sukob.
“Tapos ito yung pangalawa. So talagang I’m really, really thankful and grateful, sa Star Cinema, sa Viva, kay Direk Chito.”
Claudine also admitted that she became emotional upon seeing the movie, and very thankful that she was given her comeback.
“Alam niyo, naiyak talaga ako kanina. Even before coming here, I was really very emotional.
“Kasi alam mo yun, ang acting talaga is my first love and for you to live this world and talagang yung passion ko nandun pa rin kahit nawala ako.
“So ngayon na nanumbalik lahat, parang sobrang, I’m very, very emotional.
“I’m thankful and grateful kasi ang ganda noong project at saka nandoon lahat ng Claudinians [fans of Claudine]. Kapag sinabi mong Chito Rono, talagang masterpiece yun.”
But what made her cry during the premiere, more than the applause of the audience, was the presence of her father Miguel, who also celebrated his 78th birthday that night.
“Siguro, the other thing that made me emotional is that, my parents and I, we are going through so much, [pero] nandoon sila.
“And nagkataon na birthday ng daddy ko. 78th birthday niya today habang premiere night.
“So I think this is the best gift na naibigay ko sa daddy ko.”
TV COMEBACK. Since Claudine already staged her movie comeback, will this be the time for her to have a TV comeback as well?
Claudine answered, “Well maybe, but mayroong planong gumawa ng isa pang pelikula.
“Pero yung sa TV, hindi pa talaga namin napag-uusapan.
“Kung meron man, confidential pa, e.
Her last regular teleserye was Iglot which was shown in 2011 on GMA-7.
LESSONS OF THE MOVIE. According to Claudine, the movie will impart lessons to its viewers.
“You know people always think it’s all about glorifying mistresses.
“But really, when you get to see the movie, makikita mo yung morals, yung values na it will educate you.
Claudine added, “And it will make you think twice talaga kung papasukin mo talaga yung buhay na may kahati or titiisin mo na lang rin mag-isa.
“Basta yung tao, paglabas nila, mag-iisip sila ng mga ten times bago nila pasukin 'tong buhay nila [ng mga characters sa Etiquette for Mistresses].”
(To view photos of Claudine with her parents, click: Claudine Barretto supported by her parents at Etiquette for Mistresses premiere night)