Direk Joyce turns emotional after Vilma's statement

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Mar 20 2015 04:41 PM | Updated as of Mar 21 2015 12:41 AM

Director Joyce Bernal. File Photo

MANILA - Director Joyce Bernal became emotional after hearing veteran actress Vilma Santos' statement about her during a press conference for their upcoming movie.

Bernal will be directing Santos in a Star Cinema film featuring the first team-up of Angel Locsin and Xian Lim.

In a story conference for the still-untitled film, Bernal was overwhelmed when Santos, dubbed the country's "Star for All Seasons," asked her to guide her in their project.

Santos said: "Kanina sabi ko, 'Direk, i-direct mo ako, ha. Baka akala mo sa aming mga artista kapag may award kami, kami na ang pinakamagaling. Hindi. Maayos lang kami kung nagka-award as of 'yung last movie namin. Pero as an actor, kailangan namin ng isang kapitan, which is the director.' Kaya sabi ko, 'huwag kang mag-hesitate, Direk, na i-direct kami or itama 'yung acting namin kapag mali kasi we are all actors.'"

After hearing Santos, Bernal became teary-eyed and said: "Natutuwa kasi ako, coming from her."

"Noong sinabi ni Ate Vi, Angel at Xian, hindi na ako makapagsalita, makapag-isip. Nabablangko ako hanggang ngayon," she added.

Bernal said the upcoming film will revolve around a rich businesswoman (Santos), her son (Lim) and her personal assistant (Locsin).