PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) got the chance to talk to actress-director Gina Alajar on the set of "Angel of Mine," one of the episodes of Angel, a movie that Angel Locsin is co-producing with her talent manager Becky Aguila and that Gina is directing.
We asked Gina who would she consider to reprise the role she did in Salome, the 1981 film directed by Laurice Guillen, should a remake be in the offing.
"Wala akong ibang maisip but Angel," says Gina. "Actually, there are plans of doing a remake of Salome. In fact, ipinapanood ko na kay Angel yung movie."
And what was Angel's reaction?
"Shocked siya!" says Gina. "I asked her kung kaya ba niya dahil siya talaga ang iniisip kong gumawa nun because there are plans na ako rin ang magdirek ng remake. Pero ayoko munang idetalye ito. Lahat is in the planning stage pa lang naman. But if ever, I would want Angel to do it."
And does direk Gina have a leading men in mind? Johnny Delgado and Dennis Roldan were Gina's leading men in the original film.
"Yung isang lalake kasi, medyo matanda [Johnny's role], so pwede si Joel Torre for that role. Pero yung galing ng Manila [Dennis's role], I am thinking of my son Ryan [Eigenmann)] to do that role," says Gina.
It looks like Angel would want to learn so much from her lady director, but she wouldn't name her favorite directors nor compare them.
"Sabi ni Direk Gina, ang alam niya, mahal namin ang isa't isa," says Angel. "Hindi naman kami madalas nagkakausap except when we're on the set lang. pero there's a certain bond that keeps us together, e. Kaya nga alam ko na ang dami ko pang gustong matutunan.
"Should I go into directing, siyempre, kailangan ko pa ring mag-workshop. And if I will do the remake of Salome, kailangan ko ring mag-workshop pa ng katakut-takot sa kanya. Sa ngayon, hindi ko pa makita ang sarili ko doing her role."
Adds Direk Gina, "Salome was a role intended dapat for Alma Moreno during that time. But because she had to go to Rio de Janeiro to shoot Carnival Queen, sa akin napunta ang role. So yung medyo daring and super bold na scenes, e, na-tame pa ng konti.
"Kaya nung maisip namin na puwedeng i-remake ito, si Angel naman agad ang naisip ko. At ngayong nakatrabaho ko naman siya, talagang ipinapanood ko na sa kanya yung movie," ends Gina.