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Janine Gutierrez on working with Enchong Dee in Lila: ‘I was super, super happy’

Janine Gutierrez is excited about her first psycho-horror indie film ‘Lila.’

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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04/23/2016 09:59 AM
Janine Gutierrez on working with Enchong Dee in Lila: ‘I was super, super happy’
042316-janine_main.jpgAfter she started acting less than five years ago, Janine Gutierrez admitted she is happy to complete her first indie film project Lila which is part of the ongoing Sinag Maynila filmfest. The 26-year-old actress said there is pressure on her because she is from a family of veteran actors like her mom Lotlot de Leon and grandmother Nora Aunor. "Naku, nakaka-pressure naman (laughs). Hindi siyempre mahirap i-kumpara yung sarili sa mommy ko at saka sa lola ko. Gusto ko lang gumawa ng mabuting trabaho at saka madami pa akong kailangang matutunan kaya excited ako na medyo nakasama ako sa Lila. Actually first movie ko ito. Nauna itong i-shooting sa Buy Now, Die Later. Nauna lang yun umere,” she shared.

Janine said she cannot reveal too much about the plot of Lila but is excited for those who will catch it in cinemas. "Oo naku madami (magandang eksena). Merong mga eksenang habulan, meron ding mga eksenang gulatan at excited ako aksi natakot ako nung shoot namin eh so excited ako kung anong itsura niya kapag nasa big screen na. Ang hirap magsalita kasi since medyo psychological thriller siya baka yung sabihin ko spoiler pero exciting siya kasi mapapangako ko na yung twist talagang hindi mo ma-e-expect. Nakakatakot ng magsalita (laughs). Pero ang masasabi ko lang talaga na sobrang na-excite ako nung unang basa ko pa lang ng script kasi dito lang ako nakakita ng twist na ganun sa isang horror movie,” she explained.

Working with Ex With Benefits director Gino M. Santos was easy according to Janine. "Magaling kasi very youth-oriented at saka madami din siyang lesson na naituro. Sobrang saya ko. Super saya ako kasi pangarap ko talagang makagawa ng indie eh. At saka exciting kasi nakakasama yung mga magkakaibang network tapos super happy din ako na makatrabaho si direk Gino kasi I’ve watched his previous movies. Yung buong set namin parang very young so iba din yung energy, parang masaya lang pero kapag take na seryoso din,” she shared.

Working with co-star Enchong Dee for the first time was also a good experience for Janine. "I was super, super happy nung nalaman ko na magkakasama kami dito sa Lila kasi siyempre napapanuod ko lang siya sa TV dati so excited ako na makatrabaho siya. Super bait ni Enchong, makulit and nakakatulong talaga siya sa mga eksena kasi matagal na siyang artista so magaling talaga si Enchong. Meron kaming mga eksena na magkakasama so kapag nakikita ko na ang galing ni Enchong na-pe-pressure ako na kailangan galingan ko din (laughs),” she added.

The 2nd Sinag Maynila Film Festival will run from April 21 to 26 at select SM Cinemas. For the complete screening schedule, log on to www.sinagmaynilafilmfestival.com. Other films include Expressway by Ato Bautista, TPO by Jay Altarejos, Dyamper by Mes De Guzman and MRS. by Adolf Alix Jr.