Judy Ann-Angelica film is Star Cinema's first offering in 2018

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Posted at Dec 06 2017 11:43 AM

 

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MANILA – Judy Ann Santos is both excited and scared that her upcoming film, “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes,” with Angelica Panganiban will be Star Cinema’s opening salvo in 2018.

An anxious Santos said she is uncertain as to how moviegoers will receive their movie.

“Hindi ko alam kung ano ang magiging reaction ng mga tao pero confident ako na magiging maganda ang pelikula. Confident ako that it’s a very funny film. Ang gandang opening salvo nito para sa lahat na salubungin ang 2018 na masaya lang. Walang drama,” she said.

“Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes” is Santos’s first comedy project in a long time.

“Noong tinanggap ko ito, suntok sa buwan. 'Yung takot, I really had to face it kasi 'yung goal ko nung 2017 is to face my fears. Isang character ito na tinanggap ko na pikit-mata. Kasi kung in-offer ito sa akin five years ago, hindi ko ito babasahin or tatapusin man lang. So ngayon, parang feeling ko, kailangan ko i-challenge ang sarili ko with characters na out of the box. Ito 'yun,” she said.

Although she’s not used to this kind of genre, Santos said Panganiban’s natural comedic timing helped her a lot.

“Ito naman kasi limang taon na ito nagco-comedy. Mas ako pa nga 'yung nakakapit sa kanya. Sa comedy, kapit ako kay Angelica,” she said.

According to Santos, Panganiban has definitely changed a lot since they last worked together on the teleserye "Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka" back in 2001.

“Mas matured na siya ng bonggang bonggang bongga kumpara nung paslit pa siya. Ibang iba na ngayon 'yung Angelica. Malaki ang pinagbago niya. Maraming natutunan sa buhay,” she said.

Meanwhile, Panganiban revealed that she was surprised when she found out that Santos agreed to do this project with her.

“Hindi ako makapaniwala nung una na tinanggap niya talaga 'yung pelikula kasi parang feeling ko hindi ko deserve. Kasi Ms. Judy Ann Santos na iyan. Tinitingala ko iyan eh. Tapos ngayon kasama ko siya sa isang pelikula. Iba 'yung feeling. Nakaka-excite at nakakakaba nung mga unang araw pero mas nangibabaw naman yung happiness talaga,” she explained.

With no exact release date yet, “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes” will open in cinemas in January 2018.