Bb. Joyce Bernal wants to direct a pink movie

by Pilar Mateo
Apr 27, 2007
"Gusto ko yung diverse. Alam mo yun, yung may talents from RPN-9, PTV-4, IBC-13, gaya ng nangyari ngayon with our project, na napagsama ang mga stars ng ABS-CBN and GMA-7. Na puwede namang maisantabi ang mga Network Wars, at kung pwede nga lang, wala na lang," says Bb. Joyce Bernal about directing many stars.


PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had a tete-a-tete with Paano Kita Iibigin director Bb. Joyce Bernal during the movie's press con.



A few months back, PEP stumbled upon Joyce having a heated phone conversation by the entrance of Esquinita, a complex of pubs and restaurants across ABS-CBN. The heated phone conversation was later revealed to have been between Joyce and some Star Cinema personnel regarding Paano Kita Iibigin, which was still in the early stages of production then.



"Oo nga. Totoo naman yun. E, hindi na nga kita napansin noon dahil talagang lasing na ang lola mo at talagang malaki ang problema ko that time. I just felt na parang hindi ko na alam ang gagawin ko," Joyce told PEP when we asked her about that encounter.



"Kasi naman, I don't deal directly with the producers," paliwanag ng direktor ng megahits na Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw, Pangako...Ikaw Lang, Till There Was You, Don't Give Up on Us, at Booba. "Mas at home ako na makipag-usap at makipag-deal sa creative dahil nagkakaintindihan kami ng gusto kong mangyari sa proyekto ko. Somewhere along the way, parang may hindi lang naging pagkakaintindihan."

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Joyce also admitted that she came very close to selling her car, so that she could return the downpayment that was given to her by Star Cinema prior to the filming of the Regine Velasquez-Piolo Pascual movie.



"Kasi nga, kung ako lang ang magiging dahilan para mawala ang isang tao sa project namin, mas gugustuhin ko na ako na lang yung umalis. Alam mo ‘yon? So inayos naman nila ‘yon. And I will have to thank Direk Olive [Lamasan]. Actually, hindi na kinailangan pang makaabot kay Tita Malou [Santos] kasi gumawa naman kami ng paraan para lang magkalinawan sa mga gagawin with the project," said the lady director.



What was the problem about exactly?



"A few quirks here and there, na puwede namang maayos," Bb. Joyce replied. "Kaya nga ilang shooting days na lang, sarado na ang mga eksena ko in time for its May-30 playdate. Bottomline lang naman noon, e, sarili ko na lang tatanggalin ko kesa ako pa ang makagulo para hindi matapos ang proyekto. Pero, eto na, okay naman at masaya naman kami sa set."

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Will this incident affect her future dealings with Star Cinema?



"Hindi naman siguro. May kontrata naman ako sa kanila, at ang alam ko, meron pa akong gagawin with them," she said.



But is she willing to do projects for other film companies?



"Sana nga. Kung may options naman with my contract, I am willing to do a project with Viva Films," she said.



Who else does she want to work with?



"Gusto ko ring ma-handle sina John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo, Mark Bautista, na kasama namin dito ngayon sa Paano Kita Iibigin. Gusto ko yung diverse. Alam mo yun, yung may talents from RPN-9, PTV-4, IBC-13, gaya ng nangyari ngayon with our project, na napagsama ang mga stars ng ABS-CBN and GMA-7. Na puwede namang maisantabi ang mga network wars, at kung pwede nga lang, wala na lang.

"Sa totoo lang, feeling ko naman, wala naman talaga ‘yan dahil paglabas naman nila sa mga istasyon nila, magkakaibigan naman ang lahat. Kaya hindi natin dapat na dibdibing masyado at maglabu-labo sa kung anu-anong bagay. Mas maganda nga yung nagkakasama-sama lahat, di ba?" she said.

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Is there a dream project she would like to work on in the future?

"Meron sana. Kaya lang, walang producer, e. It's a pink movie [gay theme]. Puwedeng kilala yung bidang lalake at babae at isang unknown. Istorya ng dalawang babae na mai-in love sa isang sex god. I want it to be a big project. Pero so far, yung mga constraints naiisip ko na. Kaya I'm looking for a producer who's willing to gamble and take the risk," said the lady director.

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"Gusto ko yung diverse. Alam mo yun, yung may talents from RPN-9, PTV-4, IBC-13, gaya ng nangyari ngayon with our project, na napagsama ang mga stars ng ABS-CBN and GMA-7. Na puwede namang maisantabi ang mga Network Wars, at kung pwede nga lang, wala na lang," says Bb. Joyce Bernal about directing many stars.
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