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Bea Alonzo on working with Charo Santos in horror film ‘Eerie’: ‘Dream come true’

Bea Alonzo talks about how easy it was shooting her first ever horror flick.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/5/2019 9:21 AM
Bea Alonzo on working with Charo Santos in horror film ‘Eerie’: ‘Dream come true’


As the local release of her first horror film project Eerie draws nearer, Bea Alonzo admitted she enjoyed shooting the period film with co-star Charo Santos and director Mikhail Red. “We only shot the movie for 20 days. Every day siya so nakatulong din sa characterization namin yun na hindi na kami lumalabas dun sa location. Isang bagay kung bakit ‘90s era yung pinili namin is because pre-social media era siya so maraming mga issues na hindi napag-uusapan. Yung mga saloobin mo hindi mo talaga na-i-she-share sa maraming tao kasi nung time na yun parang we’re too busy conforming. Gusto natin maging kagaya nung iba. So makikita niyo sa pelikula yun,” she shared during the special Eerie media preview held last March 2 at the ABS-CBN Studio Experience theater in Trinoma mall.

Bea said she has always wanted to work with veteran actress Charo Santos. “Dream come true para sa akin na makasama sa isang frame si ma’am Charo. Honestly nung umpisa kinakabahan ako of course hindi ko alam ano ba dapat yung expectations ko. But nung workshops and meetings, alam mong ibang hat yung sinuot ni ma’am Charo. She wasn’t the CEO, she wasn’t the president of ABS-CBN, she was an actress and she was open to collaborating with you. So ibang pakiramdam yung parang nag-share kayo ng art so hindi ko makakalimutan itong experience na ito and it’s also my first time doing a horror movie, my first time working with Mikhail Red and my first time to have joined a festival. So isang milestone ito para sa akin and hindi ko makakalimutan na kasama ko si ma’am Charo sa pelikulang ito,” she explained.

The Eerie star also reacted to Charo showering her with compliments during the event. They play opposing characters in the horror movie. “Kinikilig ako. Gusto kong kumuha ng copy ng lahat ng interviews namin. Sabi ko nga nung photo shoot namin, ipapa-frame ko ng malaki yung photo namin together. Di ba sino makakapagsabi na nakatrabaho mo ang Asia’s Best Actress?” she said. When asked for her opinion if she thinks Charo might be up for another acting award for Eerie, Bea immediately answered, “Definitely. She was so good.”