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EXCLUSIVE: Piolo Pascual says he wants to work with Lav Diaz again

Piolo Pascual talks about his experience working with Lav Diaz on ‘Hele Hiwagang Hapis.’

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Kristhoff Cagape

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03/24/2016 12:51 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Piolo Pascual says he wants to work with Lav Diaz again
032416-Piolo_Main.jpgPiolo Pascual is elated that Hele Hiwagang Hapis will finally be released in Philippine cinemas. The actor said that every Filipino deserves the chance to watch the award-winning film by Lav Diaz. “I’m so excited for Hele because finally after we premiered in Berlin, I after we had our European premiere ngayon naman nandito. We have so may invites all over the world and then of course ang prayer namin mapalabas dito. Every Filipino deserves to watch this film, iba eh, iba ‘yung cinema ni Lav.”

The actor said that watching the movie has truly been a unique experience for him. “You know it’s actually the first time for me to watch in eight hours but it is all worth it. I never thought that I could actually last more than four hours sitting in a theater pero when you watch something like this and you condition your body and mind na ganito katagal ‘to, pag nandon ka na pala parang it’s very smooth.”

Piolo also felt proud that the movie received a commendation from celebrated Hollywood actress Meryl Streep. “Well of course ang laking karangalan ‘yun for our country and ang laking karangalan ‘yun for the Philippine cinema to advance in the international scene so nakakatuwa lang isipn na nagkakaroon tayo ng presence of course hindi lang sa isip ng mga festivals but also especially Meryl Streep from Hollywood na she gets to see the kind of showbiz that we have.”

The Kapamilya actor said that he wants to work with Direk Lav again on a movie. “Merong script na in-offer kay direk Lav and sabi nga niya sana before the year ends. I hope payagan but you now Lav is now working with ABS(CBN), with Star Cinema for that matter so I’m exited because we deserve to see and experience Lav Diaz.”

When asked if he wants to work in a mainstream film with Lav this time, he replied, “That’s what we are trying to do. Of course there are a lot of offers  after Hele from different outfits but knowing Lav hindi nagco-compromise ‘yun eh so we just have to respect what he will give us. If I may say when we filmed Hele ang usapan five hours but it was raised to eight hours but wala eh wala kang itatapon. It is really his expression, his poetry and maganda lang.