Sue Ramirez was quick to counter claims that her upcoming launching film The Debutantes is a rip-off of the 1976 Hollywood film Carrie.
As soon as the trailer of The Debutantes was released, netizens were quick to comment that certain scenes in the film were quite familiar.
Aside from Sue, director Prime Cruz’s The Debutantes also stars Miles Ocampo, Chanel Morales, Michelle Vito, and Jane de Leon.
“Actually siguro may mga scenes na makikita nila… hindi naman natin ‘yun maiiwasan sa lahat naman ng pelikula,” she said in an exclusive interview with PUSH during the Gangwon Tourism press conference.
Sue explained that similarities are quite common in the filmmaking scene.
“Sa dami ba naman ng pelikulang nagawa sa mundo, marami talaga tayong mapagkukumparahan tapos nagkataon lang na sumikat yung Carrie na pelikula. Pero hindi eh. Hindi siya ganon,” she said. “Tsaka five kami eh.”
During the launch of their movie’s poster, several netizens were able to notice that Sue was at the center and her photo was bigger than the other cast members.
To this, many assumed that she was the lead star of the flick but the La Luna Sangre star said otherwise.
“Ayoko siyang tignan ng ganon kasi, yun nga sabi ni Direk Prime ‘There are no small roles, only small actors,’” she said.
According to Sue, she opted to take her first full-length film at its face value.
“I don’t really see it na parang launching ko na, bongga. I treated it like how I treat every other role that I do, with my best of course,” Sue said.
Meanwhile, aside from being her first film, Sue also revealed that The Debutantes is the first time that she was actually able to dabble in the horror genre.
“Nakakapagod mag-horror!” she blurted out.
Sue, however, emphasized that she feels very much blessed to be even tapped to be part of the said movie.
“Kasi hindi naman everyday sa buhay natin na-e-experience natin matakot ng ganon kataas ‘di ba? So siyempre, bagong experience naman siya ulit for me. Nakakapagod lang talaga siya for me pero sobra-sobrang fulfilling lang talaga nung napanood na namin yung mga preview nung shots,” she ended.
Catch Sue, Miles, Michelle, Chanel, and Jane in The Debutantes in cinemas nationwide starting October 4.