MANILA – Following her stint as the scriptwriter of the movie “Last Night” starring Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga, Bela Padilla has written a new script for Star Cinema.
In an exclusive interview with Push, Padilla said she was commissioned by the ABS-CBN film outfit and she was given the freedom to play around with the concept they proposed.
“They told me who they had in mind. Pero nothing was set in stone yet nung pinasulat sa akin. Pero they told me, ‘More or less ito 'yung dalawang artista na gusto namin.’ Finished na and parang nasa pre-production process na siya. For Star Cinema,” she said.
Padilla, however, refused to reveal any further details about the movie, saying she does not know if she’s allowed to share them already.
“There are already actors casted. It’s a different love story. Hindi ko pa alam kung puwede na magsabi. I won’t act in it. I will be just behind the scenes,” she said.
Explaining why she had so much fun writing it, Padilla said: “Binigyan lang ako ng idea ng dalawang characters kung ano trabaho nila, kung sino sila sa mundo at kung saan sila unang nagkita. After that pinaglaro na nila ako. I’m so excited.”
But to give moviegoers some idea about the project, Padilla said it’s a love story that will span 18 years.
“This one took a while to write kasi the story will cover 18 years. It’s an 18-year relationship. It starts in 2001 and ends in 2019 so medyo nag-research ako about that. I was super invested in writing this new script,” she said.