Award-winning actor Allen Dizon considers it as an honor to be working with renowned actress Judy Ann Santos in the upcoming Indie film “Bayang Magiliw”, directed by Brillante Mendoza.
In an interview with PUSH, Allen shared his personal experience while working with Judy Ann. He said that he admires the actress’ professionalism despite having a high stature in the showbiz industry.
“Parang ano, napaka-professional at nakapakabait ni Judy Ann. Tapos ano na siya, eh, mother image na. Yung mga pinag-uusapan namin is about family, about sa mga anak, ang sarap niyang katrabaho.” he shared.
Allen recounted that before they had to shoot for the movie, he was personally introduced by Direk Brillante to Judy Ann. During their first encounter, they talked about the previous film festivals they’ve joined in the past. The actress opened up to him that it has been her dream to be working with the well-known director.
On the question whether he felt intimidated working with Judy Ann, the actor was quoted as to saying:
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“Wala akong naramdamang ganun. Nung una, siyempre, kilala ko siya as Judy Ann Santos pero hindi ko pa siya nakakatrabaho. Parang nung una, mukhang mabait naman si Judy Ann.
Allen narrated that he had an awkward first scene with Judy Ann.
“So yung first scene namin parang, medyo hindi pa ako makatingin sa kanya. Tapos first scene namin magkayakap agad kami, eh, kasi mag-asawa kami at yung anak namin may sakit na cancer,” he shared.
Despite being in an awkward situation, the actor managed to control his emotions and give a compelling natural act. He then expressed his admiration for Judy Ann for being accommodating on set.
Allen shared that they are already done shooting the film and they are currently in the post-production stage. However, Direk Brillante’s “Right To Kill” will be the first one to be released in cinemas.
“Ang Bayang Magiliw” serves as the comeback project of Judy Ann in the indie film industry. There’s even a rumor that the actress rejected the offer from her former onscreen partner, Piolo Pascual to work in an indie film in favor of Allen.
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What can you say about the team up of Allen Dizon and Judy Ann Santos? How do you see them as artists? Are you excited to watch their indie film? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!