MANILA -- A tearful Sue Ramirez bared her frustrations over young Filipinos and their supposed habit of only patronizing movies with established stars.
The actress, whose new movie "Cuddle Weather" is coming out this week, said: "Medyo nagiging emosyonal ako doon sa fact na ang tinitingnan pala ng mga kabataan ngayon ay kung gaano kasikat ang artista na bumibida sa isang pelikula."
She added: "Masakit siya for us kasi not everyone is as big as everyone. And I just feel like they're not giving other people the chances that they deserve for the beautiful stories that they have made, for the hardwork that they have put into these movies that we lost sleep, blood, and sweat in."
She was one of the guests of an episode of "Bottomline," alongside her movie's director Rod Marmol and Film Development Council of the Philippines chair Liza Diño-Seguerra.
Diño-Seguerra, who spearheaded the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, a film festival that features only local films --"Cuddle Weather" is going to be part of it this year-- also turned emotional.
According to Marmol, one of the main problems lies in the huge budget needed to make movies nowadays.
"Feeling ko dahil mahal ang pelikula --parang kunyari kung may isang chance ka lang magbenta ng putahe, at alam mong ang 'ingredient' na 'to ang pinakamabenta, uulit-ulitin mong gagamitin 'yan e. Iyon ang nangyayari sa pelikula ngayon," he said.
"Since they [producers] know that they can only produce one two or three films a year, ang gagamitin nila ay yung one, two, three actresses and actors na nakagawa na ng films na bumenta."
"Pero kung mas afford ng mga tao ang mag-experiment sa iba't ibang klase ng pelikula, the producers will do the same thing; mag-eexperiment [din] sila ng iba't-ibang actors and actresses."
The interview can be watched below: