Max Eigenmann says she has heard good things about Beauty Gonzalez from her son with Norman Crisologo.
Norman, an art collector, is an ex-boyfriend of Max.
"Norman and I have one baby together, my second son," Max told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an exclusive interview held Tuesday, October 27, at the ABS-CBN compound.
Max—now the mother of two boys aged 9 and aged 4—is one of the stars of Bukod Kang Pinagpala.
This movie is one of the films competing in the 2015 Cinema Originals Film Festival that will run from November 9-17.
How are communication lines between her and Norman?
Max told PEP with a smile, "We're good naman. My son spends weekends with them.
"They take trips together, sila ni Beauty.
"My son says very good things about her. She's very nice."
Max recalls that she already met Beauty in the past.
"Nakilala ko na siya before. We were supposed to do Bridges of Love together.
"Magkasama kami sa story con. Mabait siya."
For her part, Maxine has been in a relationship with a non-showbiz guy for a year and two months.
"I have a boyfriend na rin so it's about time that we all move on.
"We're very happy for each other."
BEAUTY'S PREGNANCY. A few days ago, Beauty herself confirmed that she is pregnant by posting a photo of her baby bump on Instagram.
The 24-year-old actress also recently confirmed that she is pregnant with a baby girl.
Read: Beauty Gonzalez on her pregnancy: “I am the happiest girl in the world...”
What is Max's reaction that Beauty is now pregnant?
"I can't confirm if it's true or not. Pero okay naman kami.
"If it's true, then I'm happy for them."
Is Max surprised to learn that her ex-boyfriend is now the father of Beauty's child?
"No naman. I was hearing about it sa news.
"At the end of the day, it's none of my business.
"If hindi sasabihin sa akin nang diretso ni Norman or ni Beauty, hindi ko tatanungin directly.
"At the end of the day, I'm very happy for them.
"I'm happy na we're both settled with other people."
EIGENMANN CLAN. As part of the Eigenmann clan, Max has showbiz in her blood.
Her dad is the late Mark Gil, her mother is Bing Pimentel, while her brother is award-winning actor Sid Lucero.
Are her two boys interested to join the entertainment industry?
Max said, "My eldest is nine years old. Meron siyang interest.
"I told him okay naman pero he has to stay in school and finish school."
Will she allow him to enter showbiz?
"Papayag ako pero kailangan unahin niya ang pag-aaral niya."
When asked if she will do any other TV or movie projects, she answered, "Secret! Meron pero I can't talk about it yet."
WORKING WITH HER MOTHER. Meanwhile, Maxine admits that she felt challenged when she worked with her mother Bing Pimentel for the movie Bukod Kang Pinagpala.
This 2015 Cinema One Originals entry is about a young woman who takes care of her ailing mother who becomes possessed.
"The fact that I was working with my mom, yung fear ko nagiging totoo kasi it's her face.
"Sometimes, I have to remind myself, we're shooting a movie, it's not really mommy," said Max about shooting the demonic possession scenes.
There were also times that Max felt that her mother was getting too carried away in their scenes, especially when they were arguing in front of the cameras.
She recalled with a laugh, "Kapag nag-aaway kami sa eksena, nasasabi ko, 'Wait lang, Mommy, nagsu-shooting lang tayo!'"