Talented singer and actress Vina Morales gave an update to PEP (Phililppine Entertainment Portal) and other media on her reunion movie with former on- and off-screen partner Robin Padilla.
It may be recalled that the two were one of the hottest love teams during the '90s. Some of their hit movies include Ang Utol kong Hoodlum (1991), Di Pwedeng Hindi Pwede (1999), and Eto Na Naman Ako (2000).
The idea of a reunion movie started after Robin and Vina made an appearance on ABS-CBN's daytime dance-contest program, Showtime.
"Nag-guest kami, and everyone was teasing both of us, 'Uy! Mag-movie kayo together!' And then, meron nang mga meetings-meetings na. The working title was already Ang Tatay Kong Hoodlum.
'Eto na, mag-uumpisa na. Ako naman excited ako," Vina said.
But Vina was then taping for the defunct ABS-CBN teleserye Agua Bendita, where she played the role of Mercedes Montenegro-Cristi.
"Sabi naman ni Robin, 'O, Vina ha! After Agua Bendita, ikaw lang naman hinihintay namin," Vina said.
Then Agua Bendita ended. "So, sabi ko, 'Hay, okay, so natapos ang Agua Bendita. Wala pa rin, hindi pa din nauumpisihan."
"Ewan ko ba, in-love na in-love si Robin, e. Paano kaya 'yon, ano?" Vina said in between laughs.
She added, "You know, I really wish him well. I think he is just in-love. Ngayon yung time na he wants to spend more time with his loved one, so hayaan muna natin. But I really wish na matuloy iyon. I would love to do a movie with Robin again."
However, Vina adds that if the movie pushes through, she hopes people do not start intrigues linking her to her former flame.
"Pero sana wala nang intriga ha, alam mo naman masaya silang dalawa sa lovelife nila. Nakakastress din yung level na 'yon, di ba? Kung iisipin mo? But I'm sure naman alam naman ng tao kung ano yung totoo," she said.
GLITCH IN ANAHEIM. Vina also related the disappointing story about her not being able to perform in a scheduled concert with the British four-man band, The Boyfriends, in Anaheim, California last October 1.
"Nagkaproblema kami with the promoter. Uso ngayon sa States yun, e─yung promoter hindi ka nababayaran, yung ganun.
"I was touring with The Boyfriends. The Boyfriends did the tour for how many cities, hindi pa pala nababayaran," Vina explained.
She added that the glitch was something she really felt bad about.
"It feels sad kasi. Alam mo yung, nagre-ready ka para mapasaya mo yung mga kababayan mo, tapos magkakaproblema ka kasi may tao na mapaglamang. It's just so sad na it's been going on for so many years, hindi ko alam na mangyayari din pala sa akin."
Nevertheless, Vina said she is excited about her European tour in November. The tour will take her to London, France, Milan, and Monaco.