The actress admits that moviegoers literally saved her film from being pulled out of the MMFF.
During the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal 2016, Rhian Ramos admitted she and the rest of the cast and crew of the film “Saving Sally” were present that evening not just because they wanted to bring home some awards.
"I just expect to have a lot of fun as we’ve been doing because this is really an amazing experience for me and everyone that’s been part of ‘Saving Sally’ and we just want to enjoy every moment of it and that’s why we always want to be present at every MMFF event. We’re just excited to be here also.
“I think it’s a really inspiring moment for us na para bang binigyan na tayo ng napakalaking creative freedom and it makes it even more exciting and I hope that I can do more movies now. Parang anything goes. Your allowed to make anything and they challenge you to be more creative,” she shared during the MMFF awards night held last December 29 at the KIA theater in Quezon City.
The actress also said she really enjoyed doing the film project which was a decade in the making.
"Actually I was so blessed because I was given a role that was so similar to me so I didn’t have to do much acting or really trying hard to be someone else. Kasi when I auditioned for me they had mga exercises na adlibbing and stuff like that and they were happy with my delivery so when we started shooting the movie I was able to just do my own delivery,” she recalled.
Having done numerous roles in her career, the 26-year-old actress said the role of Sally was unlike any other one she’s ever played. "Ibang iba talaga siya. I’ve never had a character na ganito siya ka-quirky and napaka-specific ng sense of humor niya. Also I’ve never had a character na parang 90% of the movie English yung language na ginamit so ayun it was different but nice also kasi auto-matic para sa akin na if I’m acting I’m going to speak Tagalog. So iba siya (laughs),” she admitted.
Although there were initial fears of the film being pulled out early from the cin-emas, Rhian said she is so grateful that fans of the movie came to the rescue and rallied for more screenings all over the city.
"Honestly I’m so grateful to the fans kasi sila talaga yung naglagay sa amin sa cinemas and I was so worried from day to day ilan ba yung mga cinemas that we have kasi we started with 50 something cinemas and then everyday may dumadagdag na walo. So lumalakas siya instead of humihina and I really have the fans to thank for that. Sila yung nag-demand na nanuod ng ‘Saving Sally’ and ilagay siya sa mga cinemas din even in the provinces,” she remarked.