Earlier reports mentioned that Iza Calzado was supposed to add spice to the reunion movie of John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. She was really excited about it since she rarely gets to do romantic comedies. But in a recent interview with the dramatic actress, Iza announced that she can’t be part of the film due to conflict of schedules.
“Kasi ang taping nila John Lloyd for A Beautiful Affair ay T-TH. Ako naman M-W-F, so hindi po talaga magsalubong ang aming schedule. Of course, it is their film, the priority is their schedule. Ako naman po ay nakasali dun. I would think na lang na siguro this is not meant to be my comeback film for Star Cinema. Maybe it’s something else,” said Iza who previously starred in the Star Cinema movie, Milan.
Iza further stated that she was excited about getting reacquainted with director Cathy Garcia-Molina and the rest of the team behind the third installment of A Very Special Love. Nevertheless, she remains optimistic that there will be other opportunities in the future. “Siyempre nanghihinayang naman ako. Ang pangit naman sabihin na walang panghihinayang. Siyempre I was looking forward to working with John Lloyd, Sarah, and everybody else on the set and Direk Cathy. Pero marami talagang proyekto na nand’yan na, nawawala pa. And sometimes it’s really for the best.”
In the meantime, she’s grateful for all the viewers who continue to support her teleserye Kahit Puso’y Masugatan. “Apparently, it’s doing great ratings-wise. But I’m more concerned with the storyline. So far, I have to say talagang inaalagaan ni Direk Wenn (Deramas) ang storya ng aming teleserye at tuwang-tuwa ako dahil maraming tao ang lumalapit sa akin, sabi nila pinagupuyatan nila yung show at paganda ng paganda yung storya. Sabi ko nga, ‘Dati ba pangit?’ Niloloko ko (laughs). Sa mga sumubaybay ng Kahit Puso’y Masugatan maraming salamat mula sa aming lahat na bumubuo ng show.”
As far as she knows, it has been extended until January next year. “Actually, hanggang January siya. It’s really until November lang, yun talaga ang original. Pero yun ay hindi natin alam, hindi pa November, hindi pa nagtatapos. Hindi natin alam pwedeng ma-shorten. But we’re really until November, yun po ang pinirmahan naming kontrata,” she added.