Bangs Garcia stars in her very first title role in the indie movie Lauriana which is an entry to the Sineng Pambansa All Master Series Film Festival. The actress remarked that it’s her toughest role to date. “My role is very difficult physically, emotionally, and psychologically. I play the battered mistress. I have many scenes where I have to be emotional. Direk Mel Chiongco wanted a different attack. He didn’t want me to just cry or scream. Psychologically, you’d feel the hardships suffered by the character of Lauriana because she was tortured,” she shared.
The actress also had to do sexy scenes in the movie. When asked if she made some limitations on doing such scenes, she relayed, “I will leave it as a surprise basta ang masasabi ko lang ay ginawa ko ang lahat na hiningi sa akin ng direktor and I went as far as I can and bahala na kayong mag-judge when you watch the movie.”
The actress was praised by Direk Mel, saying that he was very pleased and very happy with Bangs’s performance. “She’s not only beautiful and sexy but also acts very well. She nailed the character, she was very sensual,” the director said. Being complimented by the director himself, Bangs said she feels very flattered. “Sobrang nakakatunaw, sobrang surreal for me kasi siguro lahat ng artista pangarap na mabigyan sila ng papuri ng kanilang direktor so it is like a dream come true.”
More than anything, Bangs said that the movie is about women empowerment and anyone who would watch it would learn essential lessons. “Maganda siya pero hindi lang siya naka-focus sa amin, it’s not just about being sexy, it’s about the whole film. It’s an advocacy for women’s right at parang guide din siya sa mga magulang to watch out sa children nila dahil dito sa film namin ‘yung character ni Adrian (Cabido) expose siya sa mga bagay na di kanais-nais. Maraming aral na mapupulot sa movie na ito.”
Bangs said she hopes to do a mainstream movie and star in a title role as well someday. “Sobrang dream ko na magkaroon ng title role movie na produce ng like Star Cinema, na kahit anong commercialize movie,” she said. She said she dreams of being paired with Piolo Pascual. “Si Piolo kasi napakagwapo niya at napakagaling niyang umarte,” she remarked.