Rico Ilarde explains why Bea Alonzo was not part of Villa Estrella


Jake Cuenca and Bea Alonzo were supposed to be the lead stars of Villa Estrella. However, due to some conflicts, Bea was replaced by Shaina Magdayao and Maja Salvador in this horror film that will premiere on July 1, 2009.



Being the director of the newestoffering of Star Cinema for their 16th year anniversary, Direk Rico Ilarde ishonest and brave enough to admit that the pressure is always there because ofthe big success of all horror films produced by the said film outfit.


Ang Villa Estrella ang bagong horrorfilm ng Star Cinema matapos ipalabas ang mga blockbuster films na Feng Shui, Sukob at T2. Hindi nga namang maiiwasang maikumpara ang Villa Estrella satagumpay na natamo ng mga nasabing pelikula.

Direk Rico pointed out, "I thinkeverytime you earned this level there's always pressure lalo na iilan na langba ang gumagawa ang pelikula ngayon? Iilan na lang ba ang may pera na handangisugal ang pera nila sa paggawa ng pelikula? For the time you signed todo a project, alam mo na ‘yon, di na mawawala ‘yung pressure. All youhave to do is do your job and give your best to come out with a quality goodfilm."

Sinabi rin ng batang director na Villa Estrella ang horror movie na dapatay gagawin nina Jake Cuenca at Bea Alonzo kaya lang ay di natuloy na gawinng aktres kung kaya't pinalitan siya nila Shaina Magdayao and Maja Salvador. Sa pagpalit kay Bea ay maraming binago sa istorya at maging sa mga characterssa Villa Estrella.

"Originally, it's Jake and Bea. Infact I have to defend the script and the project with Mr. M [Johnny Manahan]and Star Cinema. She [Bea] said she can't do it, the script is taking solong, nagka-Betty La Fea nasiya.

"Medyo iniba siya ng management,noon the whole soul and attention is nasa character ni Anna, kay Bea Alonzo peroit was played by Shaina now. Nung Bea, wala pa si Maja nun, si Bea ang bida, Idon't know who played Maja's role, maliit pa ang role na ‘yon. When itwent to Shaina, I think they wanted it parang launching nila, parang women'spicture."

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Ang huling pelikulang ginawa ni Beaay ang One More Chance na nagingisang blockbuster hit ng Star Cinema. Isa sa pinakasikat na youngactresses sa kasalukuyan, wala raw kayang panghihinayang kay Direk Rico Ilardena hindi niya na-idirect si Bea?

"At this stage for me, the waybusinesses are now, even abroad, if you're a director and you want to getwork, you just have to be flexible with what the management decides. Kasiusually at this stage of level of film making, ang daming perang pinag-uusapan,ang laking pondo. It's a big movie so you have to respect [the kind of] decisionsbeing made."

Isa rin sa cast members ng Villa Estrella ay si Geoff Eigenman na datingKapamilya pero ngayong ay isang Kapuso artist sa ngayon. Direk Ricoassured na hindi nakaapekto ang paglipat ng young actor sa kabilang istasyon.

"I was surprised nga that evenhe transferred to another network, napaka-ano pa rin ng support sa kanya ng StarCinema. Usually his role in the film was smaller, when he still here,gusto nilang i-expand ‘yong role niya in the script so we expanded his role inthe script. When we were shooting, biglang nabalitaan na lang namin na lumipatnga siya. We were more than half way through and credit to Star Cinema,we never got a [notice that] we should treat him any differently. You cansee at the trailer, bidang-bida siya."

The film stars Shaina Magdayao, MajaSalvador, Jake Cuenca, Geoff Eigenmann, John Arcilla, Ronnie Lazaro, CelineLim, Empoy, Rubi-Rubi, Liza Lorena and John Estrada.

Ipapalabas ang Villa Estrella simula July 1,2009.




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