After 20 years in the business, Maricel Soriano and Aga Muhlach—two of the biggest names in Philippine show business—will be together in a movie for the first time.
"It's my first movie with Maricel Soriano," Aga says in an interview with The Buzz. "So, you know, when I did a film with Sharon [Cuneta], it took us 21 years before making a film, with Maricel naman, 23 years."
Maricel shares the same excitement of doing a movie with Aga: "Bago mag-start [ng shooting], ang feeling, exciting. Tapos nung nag start na kami, naging happy na ako."
Aga and Maricel also don't hide the fact that they admire each other, most especially now that they're making a movie together.
Aga shares, "Kapag nag-shoot kami, ayoko ng ibang istorbo sa akin. E, tinititigan ko lang si Ms. Maricel Soriano. Sabi ko nga ‘Napakaganda nga naman nitong babaeng ito.'"
"Ako?!" Maricel laughs. "Sigurado ba siyang ako yun? Kasi ako, tuwang-tuwa rin dahil si Aga at si Charlene [Gonzalez, Aga's wife], kaibigan ko sila pareho. Actually, lagi akong guest sa show niya [Charlene]. Isa lang masasabi ko kay Aga, napakagaling niyang artista."
Maricel gave a few details about their movie from Star Cinema, making sure not to spoil the fun.
"Maraming makaka-relate na tao dito. Lalong-lalo na pagdating sa puso," says Maricel. "Kasi lahat naman tayo pagdating sa usapang puso, e, hindi pwedeng hindi maramdaman yun. Dahil lahat tayo, may pakiramdam at marunong magmahal at nasasaktan."
And since this would be the first movie featuring Aga and Maricel, fans are sure to expect many things from this tandem, like a love scene between the two.
"Ay, oo nga!" Maricel exclaims. "Aabangan n'yo ‘yan ha!"
Angelica Panganiban will also join Aga and Maricel in this movie, among others.