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Charo Santos reacts to her film’s Oscars ‘snub’

Charo Santos is also open to doing mainstream films in the future

Maureen Marie Belmonte

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter


09/22/2016 08:55 AM
Charo Santos reacts to her film’s Oscars ‘snub’

092216-Humayo-MAIN.jpgReturning actress and ABS-CBN chief content officer Charo Santos has no problems with the fact that her film Ang Babaeng Humayo wasn’t chosen to the to be the country’s official entry to the upcoming Academy Awards.

 The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) chose Brillante Mendoza's Ma' Rosa to be the country's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Oscars.

 Several quarters reacted negatively to the choice, citing the Golden Lion prize win of the Lav Diaz opus as the reason why it should have represented the country to the prestigious American award-giving body.

 "It would have been great if our film was chosen, pero iba-iba ang panlasa ng tao. You accept that," she said during the recent press conference of her comeback movie.

 "You just go with the flow and move on. We should all just be happy for 'Ma 'Rosa,'" she added.

 With her role as Horacia in Ang Babaeng Humayo lauded by many international critics, several speculations noted that she had a fighting chance in winning an Oscars award.

 How does she feel about it?

 "Masaya pero you just go with the flow, no expectations. What will be, will be. You take things as they come. I just have a grateful heart," she said.

 Now that she has returned into doing projects, Charo who just retired from being ABS-CBN’s President, shared that she is open to do mainstream projects in the future.

 However, she stressed, “I guess yeah, if the material is good tsaka maganda ang character, why not.”

 “Love ko rin ‘yan, malay mo may kilig movie,” she adds.

 Aside from Charo, the movie also stars John Lloyd Cruz, Michael de Mesa, Shamaine and Nonie Buencamino, Mae Paner, and Cacai Bautista, among others.

 Catch Ang Babaeng Humayo in cinemas nationwide starting September 28.