Kris Aquino admitted that the Aquino children are having a hard time picking out the actor and actress to portray their parents on the big screen.
Kris Aquino said that her sisters—Ballsy, Pinky, and Viel—unanimously picked Piolo Pascual and Judy Ann Santos to play their parents, former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino and former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino, in a planned biopic about the couple. “‘Yung mga sisters ko lang naman ang nagsabi na sana sila. Eh parang hindi ata pwedeng mangyari pa,” Kris explained, referring to the fact that Piolo and Judai have not done any project together in years. “Antagal na natin silang hindi napapanood and ako nabanggit ko rin sana Claudine (Barretto) and Piolo. And as we moved further along at iba na ‘yung mga nabanggit, although they don’t look alike, pero ‘yung pagka-prim and proper at maganda ‘yung bearing at malinis ‘yung image, bagay na bagay kina Bea (Alonzo) and John Lloyd (Cruz) kung young.”
The host-actress stressed that they are really having a hard time in finding the perfect couple to play her parents for the future movie. “Kung kayo hindi n’yo na sila parents nahihirapan kayong i-casting, what more for us their kids,” she pointed out. But Kris is certain she wants Vilma Santos to play the older Cory.
Kris also admitted that they still haven’t decided if the film should concentrate on the life of either Cory or Ninoy or both. “It’s also difficult kasi, kawawa naman ang dad kung hindi siya bida. Kasi if this is Cory’s movie, it’s Cory’s movie. So I don’t know nga kung separate or ano,” Kris explained.
Kris revealed that the movie is one step closer to becoming a reality. “Kasi what I know right now, ABS-CBN is negotiating with a foreign film, a US producer na big time… malaki, and they’d like to shoot earlier.”
The Buzz host also shared that she and her siblings have also chosen the celebrities whom they want to play them on the big screen. “Si Ate (Ballsy) said kung younger siya, siya si Jodi (Sta. Maria). Si Pinky said gusto niya siya si Angelica Panganiban. Mga ilusyunada kami,” Kris said with a laugh. Noy supposedly wanted to John Lloyd to portray him while Viel thinks Bianca Gonzalez’s personality is suits her the most. Kris said that she would like Kim Chiu to be the young Kris Aquino.