Janella Salvador reveals that she was supposed to play the role of Kath in the upcoming Star Cinema movie Vince & Kath & James.
In this film, she was supposed to be paired with Joshua Garcia, who is cast as Vince.
When PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Janella about this during the August 4 story conference of Mano Po 7: Chinoy, she admitted that she did already a look test for her role.
"Yeah actually. I did the look test na pero since I'm contracted with Regal [Films] and Star [Cinema]…
"Supposedly, I was gonna do Vince & Kath, January to June. Tapos July to December, Regal na.
"Kaya lang hindi ko nagawa, hindi nila nakunan ng time [na yun] so [ngayon], Regal time na."
Eventually, the role went to her good friend and Star Magic batchmate Julia Barretto. She is now currently shooting the film with Joshua and Ronnie Alonte who is cast as James.
Janella says about Julia portraying Kath, "Feeling ko bagay naman sa kanya yung role."
Does she have any regrets about letting go of the role?
She answered, "Konti lang naman, kasi siyempre I was excited to read the script kasi nasabihan na ako.
"Pero I'm happy din for Julia kasi I really think she deserves the role din."
Helmed by Be My Lady director Theodore Boborol, Vince & Kath & James is the movie adaptation of the viral socialserye "Kath and Vince," a narrative that became viral on Facebook written by Jenny Ruth Almocera a.k.a. Queen Ely.
Meanwhile, Janella is looking forward to her reunion with her first onscreen partner Marlo Mortel via Mano Po 7: Chinoy.