Kapamilya star Kris Aquino excitedly revealed yesterday, October 20, that she has been given the go-signal to star in a movie to be produced by GMA Films, where she would be paired with Kapuso actor Dingdong Dantes.
Kris made the announcement at the press launch of Goldilocks at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City yesterday, October 20.
"That's a movie I'm really looking forward to doing," said the TV host and actress. "It's something that's been talked about on the campaign trail. That's why I was able to get permission, I said na this is the only opportunity I'll have to work with Dong."
Kris said the details of the movie, which will be shot in the first and second quarter of 2011, have not been finalized yet. She said Ms. Annette Gozon-Abrogar, president of GMA Films, does not want to proceed until Kris hands over the release form from ABS-CBN, where she has an exclusive contract.
"Deo [Endrinal, Kris's manager] said magmi-meeting tayo pag maaabot ko kay Annette para hindi tayo mapahiya. I was promised that next week I will have that. So after that kami magmi-meet, because I think for the movie to work, it has to really suit his personality and mine," she said.
But Kris divulged that Gozon-Abrogar had already sent her a story idea, which she promptly rejected.
Kris narrated, "Natatawa ako 'cause Annette sent me an email of a story concept, and I said no. Kasi doon ako yung masama sa napakabait kong asawa at pinakulam ko yung asawa ko. I really said, 'Annette? Are you really serious about this project?'
"I was working in an S&R, ako yung manager nun. You were desperate to have a child, so pinakulam ko siya, pinakasalan niya 'ko. Nakakaloka! Siyempre nagseselos ako, so pinakulam ko rin the other women. At the end, bumalik sa akin lahat ng kulam, times five!
"Sabi ko, 'Annette, are you serious about this? No! Annette you know naman the audience. Gagawin ko lang 'yan kung mabait ako."
A newer and more positive story idea is in the works, however, and Kris said she likes it.
"But I guess they have to like it, too," Kris said, referring to Dingdong.
DINGDONG SPEAKS. At the same event, Dingdong expressed excitement over the upcoming film project.
"I think that would be very exciting," he said. "Siguro, aside from the fact na isa ako talaga sa mga masugid na nanonood ng mga horror films niya dati, like siyempre yung the very famous Feng Shui, e, I know that siyempre, something better will emerge."
Dingdong, however, does not want to get his hopes up this early.
"Sabi naman niya, hangga't walang kasiguraduhan, sabi pa lang niya na magkakaroon pa lang sila ng parang pirmahan next. So, hangga't wala pa, siyempre ayoko namang umasa pa sa ganun," he said.
Dingdong confirmed that the idea blossomed when he helped Kris campaign for her brother Pres. Noynoy Aquino.
"There were talks before na yung possibility of us having a movie together," he said. "And then siguro, magmula noon, nagbunga siya dahil nagkaroon ng talks between yung GMA Films and her camp, so kaya nangyari siguro yun."
Is Dingdong open to a story idea where he will play the villain to Kris Aquino?
"Alam mo, that would be very challenging for me. Bilang siguro, baka yun ang first time kong gumanap ng isang dark character after a very long time," he replied.