In an Instagram post last January 4, Kris Aquino shared photos of her son Bimby with sisters Toni and Alex Gonzaga from the block screening of Mary, Marry Me that she had organized. Kris explained in the caption why the Gonzaga sisters are close to her heart.
@celestinegonzaga & direk @paulsoriano1017 are my wedding inaanaks and we have managed to remain in communication regardless of life changes and i fervently pray that God will bless me with good enough health that i may shoot direk paul’s horror movie because the storyline they gave me is 1 of the best i’ve ever read. @cathygonzaga is bimb’s tita cathy. i’m so grateful to her because since 2014 when they worked together in Praybeyt Benjamin- she has remained bimb’s kakulitan and true friend. My heart overflows with happiness that my bunso was able to share the experience of watching Mary, Marry Me with many smiling faces. i’m still working, 2nd endorsement print shoot. But will catch last full show of Jack Em Popoy with kuya josh & friends because @motherbibs_arboleda has been our friend for more than 20 years (hindi sya ang bida, ang alaga nya po so hindi block screening- pero namakyaw naman ng seats😘)... BUKAS po ang ONE GREAT LOVE & RAINBOW SUNSET. #lovelovelove
"(Toni Gonzaga) & direk (Paul Soriano) are my wedding inaanaks and we have managed to remain in communication regardless of life changes and I fervently pray that God will bless me with good enough health that I may shoot direk Paul’s horror movie because the storyline they gave me is 1 of the best I’ve ever read," Kris wrote in her Instagram post.
Mary, Marry Me is the Metro Manila Film Festival movie entry of the Gonzaga sisters, produced by Toni's husband, Paul Soriano.
The 47-year-old actress and host also recalled the time when Alex and Bimby first became close friends when the two worked together on the film, Praybeyt Benjamin. "Alex Gonzaga is Bimb’s Tita Cathy. I’m so grateful to her because since 2014 when they worked together in Praybeyt Benjamin she has remained Bimb’s kakulitan and true friend. My heart overflows with happiness that my bunso was able to share the experience of watching Mary, Marry Me with many smiling faces. I’m still working," Kris added in her post's caption.
Alex and Toni, as well as Paul Soriano, immediately replied in the comments section and thanked Kris for supporting their movie.
After the block screening and one endorsement shoot, Kris Aquino along with her two sons, Joshua and Bimby, rushed to watch another MMFF entry, Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles in support of her other friends.
16 layouts for 2 endorsements, 1st 12 by @markednicdao, 2nd 4 by @cyruspanganiban. Made it to last full show of Jack Em Popoy. My review (our upload for Mary, Marry Me by Bimb & JEP from KCAP tomorrow after lunch). i must mention the script by my friend Joel Mercado, it was cohesive & had highlights for all. Direk Mike Tuviera created a visual feast, the locations chosen were vibrant yet REAL. You need to be as secure with where you are & who you are in 🇵🇭 entertainment to be as comfortable as Vic Sotto in sharing the spotlight. Because this movie was Coco Martin at his best. i worked w/ him in Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo in 2009 and again in Feng Shui in 2014 but now he’s not just the primetime king he’s our action king. Bimb was impressed with the agility & fitness of Lito Lapid (no disrespect, it’s election season & sinusubukan ko pong di magbanggit ng kanyang posisyon na tinatakbuhan). i was fascinated by the fact he was the director of all fight scenes & stunts- Olympus Has Fallen level! @mainedcm was captivating. For me she’s as refreshing as Tiffany Haddish was in her appearance on @theellenshow the one w/ @oprah (i’ve seen it 16X on @youtube) and she’s as spontaneous as Cardi B, in a wholesome way. Congratulations! Bimb & i had been blessed to have worked with Vic, Ryzza, Aiza, Jose, Paolo, and many more in LITTLE BOSSINGS in 2013 directed by Marlon Rivera, coproduced by KCAP with Mr. Tuviera’s APT, Boss Orly Ilacad’s OctoArts, & Vic Sotto’s MZET. This movie changed our lives for the better. For that, we have lifelong gratitude. if you’ll ask me what movies will forever be meaningful to me they are: Pido Dida (1990), Mano Po (2002), the 2 Feng Shuis (2004 & 2014), Sukob (2006), Little Bossings (2013), and Crazy Rich Asians (2018). Went tonight because wherever i’ve been BIBOY has stayed our true friend. Good night. Love you for reading this long post. ❤️
Kris also added that she is planning to watch two more MMFF movies the next day, One Great Love and Rainbow's Sunset.
Metro Manila Film Festival movies will still be available in cinemas nationwide until January 7.