In the film Two Funerals, Pinoy Big Brother Double Up ex-housemate Princess Manzon played the fiancée of Xian Lim who suddenly died because of a road accident. For this reason, the former Pinoy Big Brother Double Up housemate had to pretend to be dead while lying inside a casket.
"Sobrang natakot po ako," Princess tells PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview last September 6 during the film's red-carpet premiere at SM Megamall. "Yung takot ko kung ano yung feeling sa loob. Nung humiga ako, sobrang malamig sa loob. Now I know it feels like pag namatay ka."
Her grieving mother in this 2010 Cinemalaya entry is portrayed by Ms. Tessie Tomas. The characters of Ms. Tessie and Xian have to go on a long road trip in order to reclaim the body of Princess, which has been mistakenly sent to Matnog, Sorsogon.
"Actually, yung scene na nagluluksa si Ms. Tessie, nasa loob ako nun. Naisip ko, this is how it's going to feel like pag naunahan ko yung Mommy ko," says Princess.
TOM RODRIGUEZ. Even though Tom Rodriguez was not present at the premiere, Princess says that her fellow PBB ex-housemate has been very supportive of her film. He had already watched the movie twice when it was screened at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
"Rest muna siya kasi galing kami sa Star Magic Ball," says Princess of Tom. The annual event was held last Sunday, September 5, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati.
In a previous interview with PEP, Tom avoided putting a label on his relationship with Princess. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
When asked if they are they dating each other exclusively, Princess answers, "Of course. We're doing fine. We often go out."
Does she think that Tom is boyfriend material?
"Yes, Tom is really nice and very sweet. I think he is really a good man."
Directed by Gil Portes, Two Funerals is being screened exclusively in select SM cinemas nationwide starting today, September 8.