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Wenn Deramas shares why Ai-Ai de las Alas is the best actress for him

Wenn Deramas believes Ai-Ai de las Alas deserves a Best Actress award.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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12/24/2010 8:51 AM
Wenn Deramas shares why Ai-Ai de las Alas is the best actress for him


After wrapping up his latest project, Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'lsquo;To, Direk Wenn Deramas was visibly pleased at the reaction of the audience during the movie'rsquo;s premiere last December 20 at the Cinema 6 of SM Megamall. The writer-director was confident that the movie will do well when it finally opens on Christmas day as part of the much-anticipated Metro Manila Film Festival. "Minsan na naman nila napatunayan na yung Tanging Ina ay ginawa na nilang parte ng buhay nila, mula sa part 1 nung 2003, yung sumunod ng 2008 hanggang sa ngayong 2010. Kaya maraming maraming salamat sa lahat ng sumubaybay at lahat ng manunuod pa sa December 25," he said.

Direk Wenn also has faith in the consistent drawing power of his lead star, the Philippines'rsquo; undisputed Comedy Queen Ai-Ai de las Alas. "Alam naman ng lahat na ito ang nag-launch sa kanya at siya yung kauna-unahang artista na gumawa sa history ng pelikulang Pilipino ng almost P200 million agad yung first movie. Tapos yung second movie niya naman P204 million. Parang walang nakakagawa ng ganun na part 1, part 2 tapos etong part 3 sana ay ganun din," he said.

Direk Wenn also goes on to explain that what sets Ai-Ai apart from other actresses is the wide range of versatility she has shown in the Tanging Ina series. "Naniniwala talaga ako na si Ai-Ai lang ang puwedeng gumawa ng ganitong klaseng emosyon na halo-halo sa iisang eksena. Kahit ano pang sabihin ng iba, yung ibang mga roles kaya gawin ni Ai-Ai eh. Kunyari role mo, gagawin niya, kaya niya. Pero itong role niya Tanging Ina, kaya ba nila? Kaya sa akin, she'rsquo;s my best actress," he stressed.

Direk Wenn also gave out a challenge to those who doubt Ai-Ai'rsquo;s stature in the industry. "Sa akin, yung galing ni Ai-Ai bilang komedyante at sa drama ay yung naipagsasabay niya yun sa iisang eksena at mahirap yun. Mahirap na mahirap. Pinakamahirap na siguro gawin yun. Kaya dun sa mga taong ang dali-daling mag-judge na kesyo comedy lang yan, ang masasabi ko, subukan nilang gawin. Ako nga hinahamon ko eh. Para sa akin, yung kaya nilang gawin kaya gawin ni Ai-Ai eh. Pero yung ginawa ba ni Ai-Ai dito, kaya nilang gawin? So dun mo malalaman na iba si Ai-Ai De las Alas talaga," he said.

Despite the success of the previous Tanging Ina films, Ang Tanging Ina, Last Na 'lsquo;To has already been announced to be the third and last installment to the series. Even if it breaks box-office records, Direk Wenn said he and Ai-Ai have already decided to retire the series no matter what. "Mas maigi naman na huminto kami ng mataas kesa naman pagsawaan ng tao 'lsquo;di ba? So kami naman, madami naman pa kaming puwedeng maisip at puwedeng gawin at dun ako naniniwala, yung&