MANILA – Film director Erik Matti was all praises for his “Buy Bust” lead star Anne Curtis, describing the actress as “the real deal.”
In a lengthy post on Instagram, Matti said he can’t help but think about all the crazy things he asked Curtis to do while they were filming the movie.
“She’s a star! And to ask for such unconventional things from stars; to ask her to be dragged on a table full of breakables, to light her on fire with no double, to demand 3 days of grueling 57 takes of 3-minute one tracking shot all night through with rain, jumps, punches and kicks is not at all easy,” he said.
Matti said Curtis is like screen veterans Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos “who are willing to do what it takes for certain roles they feel are memorable.”
“Others will have too many rules. Some will take shortcuts and not break out a drop of sweat. A lot of them will spend more time looking at the mirrors than doing the actual scenes. And most of them will think that that is already what commitment means,” he said.
Considering the projects Curtis has been accepting such as “Sid and Aya” and her upcoming horror film, Matti said, “She’s a celebrity second. And a really good actor first.”
Curtis, for her part, was at a loss for words after seeing all the good things Matti has said about her.
“Direk. Wait lang. Nakakaiyak. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times for your kind words. I could never be more grateful for allowing this script to fall into my lap,” she said.
“Actually the craziness of #BUYBUST is one for the books! Can’t wait to see how it’s come to life,” she added.