PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) patiently waited forKC Concepcion to finish the press conference of Sony Cybershot's "Armed andFabulous with my Cybershot" party held last night, September 19, at RockwellTent in Makati City.
We wanted to personally ask her about her father, Gabby Concepcion, whois currently facing a P22-million civil case filed by his talent manager RoseFlaminiano. (Click here to read related article.)
The daughter of Gabby and Megastar Sharon Cuneta admittedthat she had been warned by her father about the issue before it came out in public.
"[We talked] briefly, before pa lumabas 'yong gulo," KC toldPEP. "Parang nakausap na rin niya akoabout that, para lang ma-warn ako."
With the present situation of her dad, KC couldn't do anythingelse but pray for him. "Well, siguro I'm just really praying for him. And sanakahit papaano... Ano naman ako, e, advocate of peace," she said.
The 23-year-old United Nations Ambassador said that sinceshe's an advocate of peace, it should start with her family. "Ambassador ofPeace ako, so kahit papaano gusto ko peace lahat. Ayaw ko naman na 'yong mgamissions ko with the UN, peacemaking process, 'tapos sa pamilya ko nagkakagulo,di ba?"
For her dad, she reiterated, "Pagpe-pray ko siya na maayosang lahat and the truth will set him free naman."
SECOND MOVIE WITH RICHARD. On a lighter note, KC talked about thesuccessful premieres of Star Cinema's For the First Time in LosAngeles and San Francisco.
"The premieres in Los Angeles and San Francisco wereexciting and fulfilling, ang daming taong dumating. Alam namin na nag-enjoysila sa mga nakita nila dahil naririnig namin silang rume-react nang maganda."
In an interview with KC's leading man Richard Gutierrez, last Sunday, September 14, atthe opening of Flawless Moments in Greenhills, San Juan, he expressed hisdisappointment because he was not able to accompany KC in the said premierenights. (Click here to read related article.)
"Siyempre nakakalungkot na wala si Richard doon. Perosasamahan niya ako sa Vienna, Austria, next week to visit 'yong mga kababayannatin doon," assured KC.
She added, "There's a lot in store for us in Vienna,Austria, I'm sure. Hindi ko pa nakikita ang mga kababayan natin doon; siya[Richard] rin, first international premiere din po niya 'yon kaya excited pokaming makita silang lahat. Nakakatuwa at nakakataba rin po ng puso na ngayonnadadala na natin 'yong mga pelikula natin sa ibang bansa."
What does KC looks forward to on her trip to Vienna,Austria?
"I'm looking forward to sharing our movie with mga kababayannatin doon at makita kung papaano ba sila mabuhay doon, ano ba 'yong Vienna, anoba 'yong hitsura niya. At the same time, makikita nila kung ano ang hitsura ngSantorini, Greece [where For The First Time was partly shot].
"At siyempre, maipagmalaki naman sa kanila na meron tayongpelikulang ganito na for the first time nagkatrabaho ang taga-GMA-7 at isangtaga-ABS-CBN at under the direction of Direk Joyce Bernal, na first time dinnaming makatrabaho."
For their second movie together, this time with GMA Films,KC said that people could expect the same kilig that they experienced watching Forthe First Time.
"Sana kiligin pa rin po sila," KC said. "Siguro mas maykonting aksiyon pa, pero siyempre hindi mawawala ang pagmamahalan na nakitabetween Seth [Richard] and Pia [KC].
"Siyempre, GMA Films naman siya, it's an ex-deal. So it'ssomething different naman—iba ang director, ibang istorya, at sa ibang filmcompany din. Kaya siguradong the things na nagustuhan nila sa For The FirstTime, makikita pa rin nila. But hopefully ma-accept nila ang mga bago pangdarating din."
Lastly, when PEP asked her if she feels any pressure toreach the same success that For the First Time had, KC laughed and said,"Kayo naman! Before lumabas 'yong For the First Time, tinatanong ninyokung na-pressure ako. Ngayon naman na lumabas na, kung nape-pressure pa rinako."
Then, seriously she added, "I think it's healthy na ma-pressurewith every project, kasi ibig sabihin, you'll do better than kampante lang, diba? So, maganda 'yong may pressure. I would rather na may pressure kesa wala."
KC's movie with Richard in GMA Films is slated to be shown on February 2009.