Seasoned TV and movie actress Jean Garcia is proud of her latest big-screen outing via the psychological thriller-action-drama titled, Watch Me Kill, an official entry to the 2019 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.
She has revealed in a recent interview that it was the first time that she did an action movie where she played both the lead and the villain.
“I can say that it’s my most challenging role to date: that of a cold-blooded and ruthless killer-for-hire,” she says.
She admits that it’s tough to be the lead in an action movie, especially her role is both physically and emotionally demanding.
“Thanks to the guidance of our director Tyrone Acierto, I believe I delivered because of him,” she shares.
Considering the complexities of the character, what made her accept it?
“I have never done any role like this before. It is something new to me. So I thought why not try it? The director knows his craft very well. I’m impressed with the turnout of the movie. In fact, I hope to do another movie project with him here in the Philippines since he is based in the USA,” adds the 50-year-old actress.
Preparing for the role was an extensive process. For weeks, Jean had to undergo rigid training in fight routines especially in handling guns and rifle to be at ease with her character.
While raving about the director, Jean also praises her fellow actors in the movie like Jay Manalo, Althea Vega, and Junyka Santarin.
“We’re Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board. Watch Me Kill is also invited in the competition section of the prestigious Warsaw International Film Festival 2019 to be held in Poland sometime in October. It’s a new Jean Garcia that film buffs will get to see in the project. It’s my sort of debut as an action star and I’m sure viewers will like our offering,” Jean pitches in her latest potboiler to the movie-going public.
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Enchong Dee feels glad to be one of the main cast members in the movie Circa, which is another entry to the 2019 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.
“Who wouldn’t be? For one, I’m in the company of veteran acting stalwarts like Ms. Anita Linda, Gina Alajar, Laurice Guillen, Jaclyn Jose, Elizabeth Oropesa, and Ricky Davao. The late acting great Eddie Garcia has a special participation as well. It’s really a huge honor to be included in this project. Add to that the fact that it is directed by the critically-acclaimed Adolf Alix, Jr,” he states.
The movie is sort of a tribute to the showbiz industry.