Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lotlot & Friend

Last night, I met the Ate Guy's eldest daughter Charlotte Jennifer de Leon and she's as charming and down to earth as her Superstar mother. We took her to see the revival of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story at the Palace Theater. It was Lotlot's first time to see a Broadway show and we couldn't have picked the perfect one for her to watch. She enjoyed it immensely and loved Karen Olivo who played Anita, the role Rita Moreno essayed on the big screen version. We all had a great time last night. I'm hoping to see her again very soon. Lotlot is a great daughter, caring sister to her siblings and loving mother to her children, and now I know why.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Where Artistic Minds Meet

I haven't posted any new updates on this blog but that doesn't mean I haven't been in touch with the Superstar. When In My Life opened in theaters, I got depressed. Why? Because Vilma Santos has been getting the best reviews of her career and the movie was making a killing at the box office. What about Nora Aunor? I honestly believe she deserves to be in a film worthy of her tremendous acting talent. One night, I received a call from Ate Guy and said that she just got off the phone with Lav Diaz who once more offered his project Reclusion Perpetua to her. I told Ate Guy that was the best news I heard in weeks. Suddenly, my depression was gone. I was ecstatic about the idea of Nora Aunor starring in a film by Lav Diaz. I've always admired his work. From Kriminal Ng Barrio Concepcion to Melancholia. I thought it would be a great idea for these two artists to work together in one movie. After reading the screenplay I suddenly felt that this would be the perfect comeback film for the Superstar. I was constantly on the phone with Ate Guy explaining the importance of making this film. What Direk Lav wanted was for her to commit to the project, which she did in principle after their meeting in LA. We were hoping that the project would awaken the artist in her and after Direk Lav told her the story of Reclusion Perpetua, Ate Guy was convinced. Everyone involved in this project believes that this film would bring back the respect she rightfully deserves. Now is the perfect time to show our love and support for our One and Only Superstar.