Arci Munoz, Coleen Garcia, and Jessy Mendiola topbill the sexy-action-comedy movie Extra Service, which opens in cinemas today, January 11.
However, it can be noticed on the poster that the name of Arci bears the "and" billing. Her photo is also placed in the middle of poster while Coleen is on the left side while Jessy's photo is on the right side.
In the film industry's trade practice, the star whose name is placed last following the word "and" has the highest billing.
For this reason, Arci was asked to comment on this matter during the January 6 bloggers' conference for Extra Service.
Arci answered in jest, "Ano ba yung billing, yun ba yung bayad sa amin? Sinabi noong taga-Star Cinema, 'Hindi, yun yung sa names kung sino mauuna.''
The actress then turned serious as she answered, "Sabi ko, 'Does it really matter? For me, it doesn't.'
"We all gave our best here in the movie. Pantay-pantay kami. Lahat kami binigay yung part namin sa movie na ito.
"So I'm just really thankful pero for me it doesn't matter kung ano man yun. I'm glad kung ano mang meron ako."
She then quipped, "Mahalagang bagay ba talaga yun, yung 'and?'
"May pentel pen ba kayo diyan? Para pantay pantay na lang! Binura! Ayokong bigyan kasi ng ibig sabihin talaga yun, e!"
In the movie, however, Arci's character Aw takes the lead when it comes to their missions as masseurs who become spies at night.
She says about her character, "Tatlo kaming girls. Ako si Aw, ang aking codename, Kapitana.
"Siya ay very strong yung personality niya, independent woman and parang siya yung leader ng tatlong babae, para siyang ate.
"Mga dati kaming magnanakaw, e. Tapos nagbagong buhay, parang tinanggap kami ni Miss Tessie Tomas sa spa niya tapos naging masahista kami.
"Sa umaga mga masahista kami and then at night, mga spies pala kami so yun yung extra sa service."
ACTION STUNTS. Since Arci played a spy in Extra Service, the role required her to do action stunts in the movie.
The 27-year-old actress proudly revealed that she did her own stunts in this film directed by Chris Martinez.
She admitted, "Ako kasi, as much as possible, ayoko magpadouble. Gusto ko maexperience. Kung kaya ko naman di ba, gagawin ko."
One of her favorite action stunts was when she had to do splits and show her flexibility by bending.
She continued with a laugh, "Favorite ko sa ginawa ko, yung pumasok kami sa isang building tapos may mga laser lights so kailangan ko magbending, magsplit.
"On the spot namin ni-rehearse. At saka may mga kalaban kami na mga guards, kahit na medyo tinatanong ko, 'Ano 'to, stuntman ba talaga 'to? Masasapak ko talaga siya!'
"Kasi minsan, sinuntok ko, pag sinuntok kong pag ganon, yung jerk ng ulo niya, kabila, mali! Lahat ng action scenes namin very exciting, it's something new for me."