Controversial celebrity Gretchen Barretto confirmed she has backed outof a film project that was supposed to cast her with an actress she hasjust had a verbal tussle with—Dawn Zulueta.
Gretchen told the "Chika Minute" segment of GMA-7’s 24 Oras, on November 28, that her partner, businessman Tonyboy Cojuangco, no longer wants her to appear in the film, Desperadas, because of the current controversy between her and Dawn.
Desperadas, a Regal Entertainment production, would havefeatured Gretchen together with Dawn, Ruffa Gutierrez, and PopsFernandez for an early 2007 release.
For now, there is no word from Regal matriarch Lily Monterverde aboutthe status of the project. Will she shelve the project now thatGretchen is gone or will she get a replacement for Gretchen?
Gretchen said she was happy with the development because it wouldkeep her away from the bad publicity that has been hounding her for thepast week.