“I’ve always been given movie projects with a screen partner, mostly romcom,” Sarah Geronimo told Manila Standard in a one-on-one interview.
“Throughout my career, people see me with a leading man. I felt frustrated that I was only given romcom movies wherein I know I can do more. I can still tackle projects that center on love but not necessarily the kind of love between a man and a woman. It can be with an animal, with family members. There are a lot of stories that can be explored. It’s my conscious effort to have this kind of project,” she continued.
The pop superstar, who made a mark as a screen star via Viva Films’ A Very Special Love series that raked in almost P800 million at the tills, is returning to big screen with Unforgettable, a movie which the singer and actress considers as my dream project.
“We had this material even before we did Miss Granny, it’s one of the dream projects. I’m glad that it’s a collaborative journey for me and the directors. They were very open, from script to the scenes we’re filming. It’s a very strong material with a good storyline. And the timing for this film was perfect that’s why we were able to finish it.’’
Sarah is starring in a full-length dog movie, a project which she has long wanted to do. Conceptualized and co-directed by the multi-awarded and internationally acclaimed director Jun Lana (Die Beautiful, Bwakaw) and award-winning filmmaker Perci Intalan (Bwakaw, Distance, Dementia), and featuring Milo, the Jack Russell Terrier with numerous viral videos, this Viva Films presentation promises to be truly “Unforgettable.”
“My character is a special girl who is very loving and very pure. She’s so honest and transparent. My character here teaches people, well I’d like to borrow this from Bob Marley, you will never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
Sarah plays Jasmine, a young woman on a journey to Baguio. Her goal is to bring Happy to her sick grandmother. The moment Happy came into Jasmine’s life, the dog proved to be a blessing. Now Jasmine believes that Happy would be instrumental to her grandmother’s healing.
As the two make their way to the City of Pines, they meet different kinds of people. With Jasmine’s sharp memory and Happy’s remarkable skills, they are able to help people somehow, touching lives in every place they pass by. And every step brings them closer to the person whose life Jasmine wants to save the most.
“Iba siyang magmahal” goes the tagline of Unforgettable. The movie shows that special human-animal bond, compassion for our fellowmen, and the willingness to go the extra mile for our family – different kinds of love that make a mark in the mind and in the heart.
Popsters need not worry because their idol always gives her best in her performances. Director Jun Lana said so himself on his Twitter post on June 6th: “I know Sarah just won Best Actress. But her performance today is a whole new level of brilliance. #onetakeactress #unforgettableday2”
The incredible tricks of Milo are certainly something to look forward to in this movie. This wonder dog also starred in Vice Ganda’s box office hit, Fantastica. As early as 2017, Milo has been appearing in various TV programs, showcasing his ability to play dead, roll, spin nonstop, jump through his master’s arms, remove his master’s socks, do a massage, and even pray before eating.
No wonder Sarah said that she was always excited about going to the set and seeing Milo. Milo was only two months old when his owner Daryl Tristan Huertas started to train him.
As if the Sarah-Milo tandem is not enough, big stars like Regine Velasquez, Anne Curtis, Cherie Gil, Tirso Cruz III, Yayo Aguila, Ara Mina, Kim Molina, Meg Imperial, and Gina Pareño complete the cast.
Witness unforgettable love in Unforgettable. This could be that kind of movie you’ll remember for the rest of your life. From Viva, the film unspools in cinemas nationwide on Oct. 23.
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