Monday, 13 April 2009

T2; A Maricel Soriano movie- filmed at the enchanted island of SAMAR

EXHAUSTION and stress will not thwart the high level of enthusiasm of Diamond Star Maricel Soriano in filming her new horror movie "T-2" under Star Cinema.

Maricel shared that it's been a long time since she did a horror film, which is why she is so much fueled to give her best in every scene.

"I am so happy with this film. The concept is so unique. I love what I am doing and every scene makes me elated and amazed!" she said.

Maricel said her taping days are getting more and more stressful, yet she is so inspired to work and look forward to her next shooting schedule. "Minsan talaga naluluha na ako sa pagod pero masaya ako sa movie kaya kahit anong pagod kinakaya ko talaga."

"Alam mo pag matutulog ako, walang biro, magbilang ka ng 'one, two, three, tulog ako... pag-gising ko hindi ako gumalaw. Pero pag-nakatulog na ako parang wala lang trabaho na ulit, kuwentuhan na, masaya talaga," she shared.

Reunion with Direk Chito

Aside from eagerness to do another horror movie, another thing that drives Maricel in executing her role impeccably is her reunion with Chito Roño, one of her favorite film directors.

"'Yung style ni Direk Chito nang-gugulat yan bigla ka nalang magugulat. Ang ganda-ganda, nasho-shock kaming lahat. Ang galing niya talaga. Pag-nagbebriefing kami nun Diyos ko nakanganga talaga ako," the multi-awarded actress related.

Maricel's relationship with Direk Chito transcends beyond work. Their friendship makes it easier for them to work in one project together as they create a cozy working place.

"Marami nga siyang (Direk Chito) ginagawa. Nung minsan ginanyan (surprise) na naman niya ako 'bakit ba kailangan mo akong gulatin ng ganyan!' Tawa siya nang tawa muntik na siyang maihi sa kakatawa sa akin. Ang hilig niya akong paglaruan. Pang-motivate niya sa akin tawa siya ng tawa," she said.

"Mahusay siya talaga at tsaka hindi predictable yun mga eksena niya dito sa 'T-2'," the Diamond Star said.

"T-2" which means "Tenement-2" is a story of a young child (Mica dela Cruz) who lost her parents. She then meets Claire (Maricel), who is a woman who is falling out of love with her husband (Derek Ramsay).

Claire works in a travel agency until a certain incident changes her life and be tasked of mission for the society.

"Horror ito with a heart," Maricel said describing her film but then refused to elaborate further as they are not yet allowed to reveal much about their movie.

"Hindi ko masyadong makuwento ng todo dahil magi-give away and even if I tell you it's so different when you watch it because of the execution. Supposed to be the script is very simple but the execution is fantastic!" she related.

Maricel disclosed that they already finished about 50 percent of the film which they shot in various places across Luzon.

When asked if she had a creepy experience while shooting, she said: "Wala pa naman but the way you execute the scene kikilabutan ka. Alam mo dumating pa nga ako sa kilabot na naiiyak ako, sa takot. Kasi kapag sinilip mo sa monitor eerie yung eksena."

"T-2" will be the fifth movie of Maricel with Direk Chito. The last four films that they did were "Minsan lang kitang Iibigin," "Separada," "Dahas," and "Nasaan ang Puso."

Certified Kapamilya

Maricel is part of the 15 years of success of ABS-CBN's film arm Star Cinema.

She made a string of successful movies with Star Cinema and had proven to be a loyal Kapamilya as she formally extended her loyalty in her mother network after signing the contract for "T-2" movie.

Although her contract with ABS-CBN or Star Cinema has no exclusivity, she continuously showing gratitude to the network that honed her acting skills.

"Siyemre nakakatuwa, dahil hindi nila (Star Cinema) ako nakakalimutan. Kaya nagpapasalamat ako palagi sa opportunidad na ibinibigay nila na makagawa ulit ng makabuluhang pelikula para sa mga manonood," Maricel said with a big smile on her face.

She commended Star Cinema's long years in making blockbuster and exceptional movies.

With her contract renewal, Maricel meanwhile said she will now carefully choose the projects she will be doing and consider her interest first. Projects that will inspire her are on top of her list.

"It's an honor to work with Star Cinema. I enjoy working with them for several years now and for me all movies that I did with them were all memorable," she said.

Aside from "T-2" Maricel shared that she already finished taping her upcoming television series "Susan Roces Collections: Florinda" which is also a horror project.