On its 15th year of airing on cabletelevision, Cinema One celebrates withthe Star for All Seasons, Ms. Vilma Santos. Hosted by Boy Abunda, this special two-hour episode of Inside theCinema will air tonight, September 15, from 9:00 to 11:00 pm.
The multi-awarded and four time Grand SlamBest Actress is one of the iconic women of Philippine pop culture, and asuccessful politician and family woman whose charisma never waned until this day. Maria Rosa Vilma T. Santos was born in Tarlac inSeptember 1953. She instantly catapulted to fame when she displayedarresting talent in the '60s dramatic film Trudis Liit, allowing her to bag her firstBest FAMAS Award as Child Actress.
After starring in over 300 movies,with most of them box-office hits and winning awards abroad, Insidethe Cinema interviews the Star for All Seasons to allow her to share her thoughts about the evolution of her careerfrom being an actress to public servant. Vilma points out: "Mahirap i-balanse noonguna. In the long run napaghiwalay ko din kung ano iyong imahen kobilang artista at ano naman bilang public servant lalo na when I'm withmy constituents."
Ever aware of the undying rivalry betweenher and Superstar Nora Aunor, she answers why theirs is a rivalry thattranscended their decade and at one point even became subjects ofdiscussions between cinema aesthetes to bickering fans as to who is thebetter actress. "Pareho kami ng kumare ko na hindi naapektuhan nun."
But she becomes more animated when she describes the various leadingmen she shared the screen with. From Christopher de Leon to EdgarMortiz, Matt Ranillo III to reel and one real-life partner Edu Manzanothen to Albert Martinez and Ariel Rivera.
But when asked what herexperiences were with the various directors who honed her acting skills, the Starfor All Seasons becomes both serious and playful since here's where shemakes them distinct in her words and with their directing style. FromRory Quintos to Chito Roño. Danny Zialcita to Eddie Garcia. LauriceGuillen to Olivia Lamasan who directs her in her latest and highlyanticipated movie In My Life where she acts opposite for the first time withson Luis Manzano and multi-awarded actor John Lloyd Cruz.This Star Cinema film will have two advanced screenings today: 5 pm at Trinoma and 7 pm at SM Megamall. The movie will open in cinemas nationwide starting this Wednesday, September 16.
Don't miss this two-hour episode of Inside The Cinema featuring Star for All Season Ms. VilmaSantos tonight, September 15, at 9:00 to 11:00 pm. Replays will be onSeptember 19 at 2:00 am and 11:30 am and on September 20 at 10:00 pm. Cinema One is available on SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cableoperators nationwide.