At the story conference of Kontrabida, the first big-screen project where superstar Nora Aunor is playing antagonist admitted that she looks forward to working with Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos if the opportunity presented itself.
“If meron offer, I’d be glad to do it,” the superstar said.
Many are still hopeful until now that she and perennial arch-rival would co-star in one movie once again. Their last big-screen project T-Bird at Ako in 1982.
“It’s no problem with me. If it’s okay with my kumare, then go. I believe this will be good for the showbiz industry,” Nora added.
Meanwhile, Nora Aunor is elated over her first protagonist role.
La Aunor admitted that she feels so elated when the movie Kontrabida to be directed by Adolf Alix, Jr. and produced by Godfather Productions was offered to her.
“I am so happy and I can’t explain how I feel. For one, I’ll be working with some fellow actors who I wasn’t able to collaborate with for a long time now. I’m also excited with the fact that I’ll be handled once again by Direk Adolf and that our producer, Joed Serrano gave me a chance to do a movie under his film outfit,” she avers.
Considering her stellar stature in which she’s always the female lead in every project she appears in, many think if she had reservations in accepting the role.
“Nope, I didn’t have second thoughts in committing to the project considering that I’ll share the screen with other veteran acting stalwarts. Actually, I’m nervous because some of them I already got the chance to work with him in films and teleseryes. They’re award-winning actors,” she avered alluding to her co-stars Jaclyn Jose, Bembol Roco, and Rosanna Roces.
As the title of the movie suggests, the one and only superstar will breathe life to a villain.
“Yes, and this is the first and last time that I will portray something like this. This won’t happen again,” she asserted.
Since she’ll be a villain in the movie, it’s interesting to know if she would allow being slapped by a younger actress in some of the scenes.
“For me, that’s nothing. I’ll just follow what the director wants. It’s okay if I get slapped. I’ve also slapped many of my fellow actors before, right?”
Ate Guy pointed out that in order to come up with a good movie the value of the contravida is the same as that of the lead.
“If there’s no villain, the lead star will be useless. The viewers might get tired along the way if it’s the lead star they just get to see all the time. The contravida provides conflict which makes the story more interesting. This also holds true in real life, right? There should be an opposition,” she ended.
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According to Claudine Barretto, her sister Gretchen Barretto is no longer keen on returning to showbiz.
“She just wants to concentrate on being a businesswoman. She’s very busy at this point. Especially now that her daughter Dominique has come back, there are several projects she is currently planning on,” Claudine revealed.
“My sister reports to the office from 1:00-8:00 p.m.. She really works there. That’s where her focus is. So right now, it’s impossible for her to squeeze in time in making a movie. But if ever I’ll have a YouTube channel, she’s willing to appear as guest.”
The younger Barretto is set to do a potboiler under Borracho Films, something that Gretchen is happy about.
“Oh, yes! The moment I broke the good news to her, she was teary-eyed and said, ‘Oh my God! I’m so happy!’ She even suggested that I would need her bus. Who knows, she might give it to me eventually? She really has no interest in doing showbiz anymore.”