Director lauds Bea, John Lloyd's acting in 'The Mistress'-A A +A
Thursday, September 13, 2012
MOVIE director Olivia Lamasan said Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz are perfectly fit for the roles of Sari and JD in "The Mistress."
In celebration of their 10th year anniversary as a love team both in television and movies, John Lloyd and Bea take on a more mature role in the newest Star Cinema film.
Lamasan said the film tackles a certain degree of seriousness and understanding that both ABS-CBN stars were able to translate in the big screen.
Lamasan lauds Bea's acting prowess and acknowledges her drive to deliver what is expected of her, even if she needs to share intimate scenes with veteran actor Ronaldo Valdez, her benefactor in the movie.
"Every project she grows as an actress, but in this one, it's the most adult role she has portrayed. We wanted to show a different kind of mistress. Not the conventional one, dito yung ginampanan ni Bea na role, is a different kind," she said.
The director added: "It doesn't make the act right. But perfect sa kanya kasi there's an air of innocence. Feeling ko nakatulong yung sa pagbibigay buhay niya sa kind of mistress her role is."
This is the first time that the director and Bea have worked together in a project but Lamasan said the actress is a revelation in the film.
"I'm praying na ma-recognize yung effort niya sa pelikula kasi magaling talaga siya. Revelation siya. First time ko siyang makatrabaho at mamahalin mo talaga yung bata kasi sobrang bait at sobrang galing," she added.
The Star Cinema creative head, meanwhile, said that the role of JD is perfect for John Lloyd.
When asked why she chose John Lloyd over other actors of ABS-CBN, she replied: "Why not? Best actor yan ng generation niya. Ang laki nung hinihingi nung character na ako, I firmly believe na only a John Lloyd Cruz could deliver it."
According to Lamasan, the actor really pushed his limits for this project as his role is very different from his past movies.
He has an air of confidence that would, hopefully, strike a surprise to the viewing audience, she said.
"Actually nahirapan din kasi there's a certain degree of discomfort when you watch him in the film kasi hindi ito yung usual niyang ginagawa," the director said.
"We know John Lloyd in movies as someone who is always in love, who put his heart on his sleeves. Here, he's arrogant na napaka aggressive, spoiled, very confident. Ibang iba talaga," she said.
"The Mistress" is now showing in theaters nationwide. (Sunnex)