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