When people are asked what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name AiAi delas Alas, you will be amazed they have the same answer—Comedy Queen and a great actress.
Indeed, there is no question about that. She has traveled far and wide to be where she is now. The Comedy Queen. AiAi has become a household name. People laugh when she laughs. They cry when she cries. AiAi has the power to make you roll when she cracks jokes, and cry when she does. She can be both serious and playful. On screen, she can switch roles with ease – from serious to funny, tragic to happy.
Recently, AiAi delas Alas was named Best Female Actor at the conclusion of 7th Queens World Film Festival in Astor, Queens, New York on March 19 for her dramatic portrayal as an aging prostitute in the indie film Area besting Karin Hanczewski, Dorothea Hagena and Amy Redford, daughter of actor Robert Redford.
Area is about a place in Angeles City in Pampanga where prostitutes nestle like hungry birds. AiAi is truly a queen.
Countless times she has proven her grit that she is a bombshell wherever and whatever instance she maybe.
Jurors at the Queens World Film Festival were spellbound by her portrayal in the movie. Her character showed the real truth of the state of prostitution in the country and even in other parts of the world.
AiAi says that she was not optimistic to get an international award because there were 156 great international movies in the competition. But truly as the old saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.” And with AiAi, everything is rosy on the home front, in her love life and in her career.
AiAi stars in the forthcoming Regal Films’ Mighty Yaya and will be working in a movie under Star Cinema soon. She is a mainstay in GMA 7’s Hay Bahay and Sunday Pinasaya. But through all these years, her stardom never consumed her totality. She is still the same Martina Eileen family and close friends knew, the same Martina Eileen who just wants to be happy and be surrounded with people she loves. And everybody knows she works hard for her family, who not only is an inspiration, but the reason for being.
The mother and daughter team of Lily and Roselle Monteverde signed Paolo Ballesteros for two movies for Regal Entertainment, Inc.
The contract signing took place at the Valencia Events Place recently. Preparations are underway for the first project off the contract of last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor and showbiz’s latest box-office sensation.
Paolo was a big revelation and the 2016 film festival’s brightest discovery when his launching movie, Die Beautiful, emerged as top grosser. Directed by Jun Lana, the film was also named 2016 MMFF Audience Choice awardee.
Paolo has appeared in quite a number of movies but only Regal Entertainment gambled on his appeal as a box office draw. So, Paolo agreed to be tied down to a two-movie deal with Regal following negotiations between his manager Joji Dingcong and Mother Lily and Roselle. For sure, his fans will be excited to see Paolo’s follow-up project.
Meanwhile, cameras have started to grind for Regal’s other coming projects like Woke Up Like This starring Vhong Navarro and Lovi Poe, and the Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona starrer, A Fairy Tale Love Story, under direk Jun Lana. Piolo Pascual, Yen Santos and Raikko Mateo’s Northern Lights: A Journey To Love is still in cinemas while Ai-Ai de las Alas’ My Mighty Yaya is scheduled for a May 10 release.