Magkasabay ang premiere night ng ’Tol nina Joross Gamboa, Ketchup Eusebio, Arjo Atayde at Jessy Mendiola at ang Bato: The General Ronald dela Rosa Story ni Robin Padilla last Tuesday night.
Special guest sa Bato premiere sa SM Megamall ang Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, sina Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao at ang misis ni dating Gen. Bato na si Nancy.
Ginanap naman ang ’Tol premiere sa Trinoma Cinema, kung saan naging special guest ni Arjo ang mommy na si Sylvia Sanchez.
Galing si Sylvia sa presscon ng kanyang upcoming movie na Jesusa.
According to Jesusa director, Robert Carballo, Sylvia’s role was first offered to Nora Aunor. The Superstar initially begged off, though, only to agree to do the film at a time when the producers have committed it to Sylvia.
Asked during the Jesusa presscon how Guy (Nora’s pet name) will react once she sees the film on the big screen, Sylvia humbly replied: “Basta ako, I did my best para maging maganda ang movie. In my humble opinion, though, Ms. Aunor will remain the one and only superstar.”
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STILL on Jesusa, two actresses na medyo matagal nang ’di umeeksena sa showbiz are playing important roles in the movie. They are Malu Barry and Ynez Veneracion.
Both related na hindi maituturing na “namahinga” sila nang husto during their absence from the scene.
They did personal appearances daw sa mga probinsiya, lalo na ’pag nagdiriwang ng piyesta ang isang bayan.
These kept them going daw and sustained them at a time na wala silang TV o movie project.
Malu and Ynez, however, are mum about their respective private lives.
Ang naaalala ni Ynez na last movie niya was The Healing, which co-starred her with Vilma Santos-Recto.