"Heto na yung good news," said Kris Aquino when she met with the press last Wednesday, June 28, on the set of her new morning talk show Kris TV on ABS-CBN.
She was referring to her upcoming movie with Dingdong Dantes titled Segunda Mano.
It was confirmed in October 2010 that the two will be working together in a movie project. (CLICK HERE to read related story.)
It was said that shooting will start as early as the first quarter of 2011. But until now, none of the said plans have pushed through.
Kris shared what transpired between October 2010 and now.
"Okay na si Dong. Kasi, out of respeto, they went to Atty. [Felipe] Gozon himself to ask permission kasi co-production namin ito with Star Cinema."
According to Kris, GMA Films agreed to let Dingdong work on the co-production in exchange for her to do a movie with them next year.
"So, ang hiningi lang nila was that I sign a contract that will state na I’ll do a movie with GMA for 2012."
Wouldn’t there be a problem with her home studio, Star Cinema?
"E, after naman Segunda Mano, I fulfilled my obligation already with Star Cinema. So, I can really make one with GMA Films."
"So parang it’s a win-win situation for everybody. Everybody’s happy."
With all the legal technicalities finally settled, Kris was excited to say that they will start filming for Segunda Mano very soon.
"Dong and I will start [shooting na]."
"They’re really hoping na July maka-break, kahit isang araw lang. Kasi ’di ba ang August ’death month’ daw? So, ayaw nila na nagsa-start ng August, so, ta-try nila."
"Pero inaayos pa, kasi may tatlong weekends na meron akong commercial. So, inaayos nila yung schedule."
"Pero...okay na si Deo [Endrinal] at Annette [Gozon-Abrogar]. Okay na rin with ABS-CBN management na yung 2012, I’ll do a movie with GMA Films. So ’yun, everybody’s happy."
"’Eto na ang Segunda Mano, parating na," Kris assured everyone.
The movie will also star Angelica Panganiban and will be directed by Joyce Bernal. It is also one of the eight official entries to the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival.
SEGUNDA MANO. It was previously reported that Kris declined the first storyline which was proposed to her by GMA network executive Annette Gozon-Abrogar.
Apparently, she did not like the idea of portraying an "evil" character.
But as of this latest interview, Kris happily reported that a storyline has finally been decided. And she even revealed details about the plot of Segunda Mano.
"Horror, may slight. It’s basically 70% suspense. Pero just like the Scream movies, ’di ba, na may konting mga patawa moments. Kasi nga, it’s all about ’second hand.’ So, ’di ba, medyo nakakatawa talaga yung pagiging second hand?"
What exactly does she mean by "second hand?"
"Second hand na sasakyan, second hand na bag at second hand na asawa."
Will Kris be playing the role of a "second hand wife?"
"Oo. Kasi may asawa na siya [Dingdong’s character] before at may anak siya."
What will her character be like?
"Ako, super plain.’Yun ang role ko. As in ano ako, manang-in, hindi nag-aayos, hindi nagme-makeup. Parating beige or floral ang sinusuot, ganon."
"Bakit ang isang kasing gwapo niya at kasing yaman, nagustuhan ako? ’Yun ang tatanungin niyo."
"And then, as the story unfolds, mare-realize na nagustuhan niya ko kasi iniwan siya ng asawa niya for another man."
"So naghanap siya ng simple talaga na feeling niyang never na siyang iiwan at mamahalin lang siya."
"Pero, ang added pero diyan kasi yung finale, may swimming. At hindi ako marunong lumangoy!"
Kris said that she had to take swimming lessons with her eldest son Josh’s swimming coach because of a particular scene in the movie.
"Si Coach DJ na coach ni Josh, ang super talagang pinakamalaking challenge ng buhay niya in the next six weeks, kailangan niya ’kong maturuan paano mag-swimming."
"Kailangan akong jum-ump dun sa 14 feet at i-rescue yung nanay kong hinagis niya sa pool...so good luck sa ’kin na hindi marunong mag-swim! Exciting. So ’yan ang maganda, ’yan ang Segunda Mano."