BATANGAS CITY, Batangas—A new movie project knocked anew at Vilma Santos’ door right on her birthday party at the provincial capitol of this city Wednesday afternoon.
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Adolf Alix, Jr. went straight to Santos to offer her a script sealed in an envelope.
Amid the celebration, Santos welcomed the idea brought by Alix, but she has to read first the entire thing before she gives her nod.
“Nagbigay siya kanina sa akin ng proposal. Pag-aaralan ko rin ‘yon,” said the Batangas governor.
According to Ate Vi, her schedule is still too tight this year to accommodate shoots and tapings of films and TV shows.
“Definitely, kung may mapipili man ako, sa isang taon na ‘yan magagawa,” she exclaimed.
Before Alix personally talked to Santos, lawyer Joji Alonso and prizewinning director and screenwriter Armando “Bing” Lao had a closed-door meeting with the Star for All Seasons for a new project sometime ago.
According to one of the actress’s confidantes, Lao wanted to separate his venture from the rest of the plans other directors have been offering Santos.
Initially, it was award-winning film artist Jeffrey Jeturian who sent his story idea to Santos before Lao and Alix.
It turned out Jeturian’s script is written by Lao, but this time a new plan has turned up.
“Gusto kasi ni Bing Lao, siya na lang ang magdidirek ng kanyang script. Production ito ni Atty. Joji kaya ‘yon, iba rin ‘yong project,” said Vi.
“Ngayon, susulat ng bagong script si Jeffrey para siya naman ang magdirek no’n,” she added.
“Mamimili ako sa kanilang lahat kung ano ang gusto ko sa mga project na ‘yon,” Santos stressed.
These offers served as precious birthday presents to the actress, who said she doesn’t need to wish for anything.
“Nagpapasalamat lang ako sa lahat ng mga dumating sa buhay ko at sa darating pa. God is really very good to me,” she said.