MANILA, Philippines – “Bourne Legacy” lead actress Rachel Weisz is concerned with the poverty in the Philippines, according to veteran theater actor John Arcilla, who is part of the Hollywood movie currently being shot in Manila.
In an interview with ANC, Arcilla said he had a conversation with Weisz, who was deeply concerned with what she had observed in the country.
“Every break nagkukuwentuhan kami ni Rachel and she’s more concerned with the poverty in the Philippines. She’s asking if the people in the squatters area on the side are just numbers of poor people in the Philippines or are there more. Hindi na ako nahiya, sabi ko they’re a lot... and sabi niya are these the poorest I said no they’re not the poorest,” Arcilla related.
Arcilla is no stranger to international productions having appeared in "Born on the Fourth of July" with Tom Cruise and "McBain" with Christopher Walken.
Nonetheless, he admitted to be thrilled to be part of a big Hollywood movie.
“There’s this kilig... but sometimes you have to control it a little because sometimes you have this feeling you don’t wanna look like a fan... I have to be there as an actor to work with these actors,” he said.
Arcilla said working with a foreign director was a valuable experience for any actor and that the “Bourne” crew had only positive things to say about the shoot.
The fourth installment of the “Bourne” series is filming some of its action sequences in Manila.
The movie, which also stars Jeremy Renner and Ed Norton, is expected to hit theaters later this year. – ANC