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Judy Ann Santos says her movie with Coco Martin has been postponed to next year

Judy Ann Santos looks forward to shooting the light romantic movie with Coco Martin by next year.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

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7/6/2011 8:28 AM
Judy Ann Santos says her movie with Coco Martin has been postponed to next year


070611-judyann_main.jpgJudy Ann Santos is busy again with a new TV project as she is currently taping for Junior MasterChef: Pinoy Edition wherein she will serve as host, her first time ever to take on such a responsibility. Last July 4, she graced the blessing of the JMC kitchen and the entire set together with ABS-CBN executives and the production team of the show.

In an interview that followed after the blessing, the Young Superstar talked about happy she is that as JMC host, she is not required to show emotions, unlike in the numerous teleseryes and movies she did in the past. “Ito yata ‘yung show na hindi ako pwedeng umiyak, ha ha ha! Hindi ko naman nami-miss ang pag-iyak, ha ha ha!

She explained that as host she needs to show strength and give support to the kids during tense moments all throughout the competition. “Kailangan kasi bilang host at tumatayong nanay ng mga kiddie cooks e ako dapat ‘yung bumabalanse sa emosyon nila. Kailangan ia-up mo ‘yung spirits nila kapag naiiyak sila. Kapag nagpakita ka kasi ng emosyon, didire-diretso sila ng iyak. Kailangan meron ka agad na pangsalong words of encouragement. Kailangan may sabihin ka agad. No acting involved dito. Hindi ka pwedeng umarte.

But what Judy Ann found very tough was how to keep her authority with the kids and at the same time be a caring second mother to them. “Kapag kaharap ko ‘yung mga bata masyado akong vulnerable. Lumalabas ‘yung pagiging nanay ko. We need to keep a little distance rin kasi sa mga kids para may konting pangingilag. Pero ang hirap maiwasan kasi sobrang adorable ng mga bata. Mga cute at smart lahat kaya hindi mo maiiwasang magkaroon ng connection sa kanila.”

While taping JMC, which is set to air on ABS-CBN very soon, the actress will also begin shooting a movie for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival co-starring her husband Ryan Agoncillo. “Pumasok sa MMFF for this year ‘yung My House Husband namin ni Ryan. Makakasama rin namin dun si Uge (Eugene Domingo) at si Direk Joey Reyes ang aming director. Excited kami ni Ryan na makatrabaho uli after a long time. Sana suportahan kami ng mga tao kasi pakiramdam ko magandang proyekto ito at magiging masaya kami lahat.”

She was also supposed to do a film with Coco Martin for coming MMFF, but due to the festival’s rules, the project will have to be postponed for next year. “Nanghihinayang ako. Pero may regulation yata talaga ang MMFF na ang lead star hindi pwedeng dalawa ang entry. Naniniwala ako na everything happens for a reason. Maaaring kaya hindi nakasali ‘yung movie dapat namin ni Coco is siguro mas mabuting maipalabas siya na hindi sa festival, para ang atensyon ng mga tao e dito lang sa pelikula namin at walang maraming kasabay.”

No reason for her to be worried though because the film will still push through by 2012. Judy Ann said the untitled movie will be a light romantic story. “Ngayon pa lang masasabi kong maganda ‘yung pelikulang gagawin namin ni Coco. Excited na akong simulan. Tuloy pa rin naman ‘yung proyekto. Hahanap lang ng mas mainam na panahon. Baka early next year or middle of next year namin simulan.”

The actress has not had the chance to meet or speak with Coco, but she admitted that she admires the actor for his numerous achievements, including being awarded as Aktor ng Dekada by the Gawad Urian. “Excited akong makatrabaho siya kasi napapanood ko siya at nakikita ko kung gaano siya ka-intense bilang aktor. Base sa lahat ng mga ginagampanan niyang characters sa mga teleserye niya, nakakabilib talaga siya kung gaano niya kamahal ‘yung trabaho. Good job, Co