Director Cathy Gracia-Molina was known for her painful, no-hold barred opinions. In a recent interview with her, the fierce director recalled her first encounter with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach during a story conference for their film “My Perfect You”.
According to PUSH, she admitted that she was not impressed by the beauty of the former beauty queen.
“Si Pia alam naman niya na nung unang kita ko sa kanya sabi ko, ‘Ay, ang taba mo.’ Tapos sabi ko pa, ‘Hindi masyado maganda si Pia noh?’”
Director Cathy Gracia-Molina admitted that she was simply being honest about her opinions – that she knew the beauty queen as Pia Romero the model.
Garcia-Molina also confessed that she did not want to wish to the Miss Universe persona during the shooting.
“Yung character ni Pia naku tinanggal ko yung Miss Universe. Sabi ko I will never see Miss Universe on my set and in fairness to Pia siyempre Miss Universe yan, pero ni entourage ni Pia wala kang mararamdamang ganun.”
Despite her “No Miss Universe” rule on set, Direk Garcia-Molina made sure to take care of Pia Wurtzbach. In fact, she commended the beauty queen for not complaining when she was getting scrapes during the taping.
In the end, the strict director was rather impressed by Pia’s acting ability.
“I will not call it kakaiba because wala akong pinanggagalingang comparison. Ang gusto ko lang malaman, ‘Marunong ba itong umarte or hindi?’ Sa akin tama na yung kaya. Ay hindi niya kayang umarte, magaling siya. There is one scene na sabi ko, itong eksenang ito hinihingi ko lang ‘to sa magagaling na artista. Meron siyang parang aria, aria dun. Sabi ko sa producers and writers ko kakayanin niya. And true enough, with flying colors. Tapos to top all that mabuti siyang tao.”
“My Perfect You” will open for public viewing in March 14. Starring Pia Wurtzbach and Gerald Anderson as the lead characters, this film is one of the last five movies that Garcia-Molina will be directing before going on retirement this year.
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