It is about time a movie this storyline and with Paolo Ballesterros in the leading role is finally being made. Under the co-production of APT Entertainment, “Die Beautiful” is written and directed by Jun Robles Lana. Congratulations Paolo!
Watch out for “DIE BEAUTIFUL” to be topbilled by Paolo Ballesteros (finally a solo lead role in film!), written and directed by Jun Robles Lana. This comedy-drama indie film is about a Filipino trans-woman (who loves to impersonate celebrities) with the dying wish to be buried as Lady Gaga. But then the body of Paolo’s character gets taken by a Chinese-Filipino family who dresses the trans-woman as a man in the funeral service. Gay friends steal the dead body, which they dress up every day to honor the last request. The film, like Barber’s Tales, is already selected by the Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum for funding assistance, to be co-produced by APT Entertainment. (Source: Mell Navarro)
I’m just so excited to watch Marian Rivera, Glaiza de Castro, and Katrina Halili spar it out on telebabad soon. A bisexual role for Primetime Queen Marian is in my opinion her most challenging TV role, thus far. Amaya was very physical and Marian literally gave blood and sweat for the first EPICserye on TV but I can imagine playing a bisexual in a very conservative Catholic country is even harder in terms of people’s sensibilities and personal beliefs.
I am very confident that Marian will pull it off with flying colors. I know some people have a problem with this role because they just couldn’t imagine Marian delving into such a character. Some people can’t separate the person from the actress. Personally, I am so proud of her and I applaud her for taking on this challenge. There comes a time in a thespian’s career when she/he asks what other challenging roles she/he could bring into life. Marian has played all the boxed-in characters she could possibly play since she joined showbiz. Now is the time for her to step out of that box.
KC Concepcion is boxing-kicking her aggression out in the gym through Muay Thai which she is calling her “Ultimate Hugot Workout.” What the aggression and hugot are all about, well, your guess is as good as mine. But hey, KUDOS to KC for being dedicated in her exercise regimen. I wish I could say the same thing about myself, HAH! So go KC, Hugot pa more!!! Watch her Muay Thai clip right here.
Looking like Brigette Bardot in a custom-made curvalicious dress from Julianne Syjuco, hair and makeup by Bambbi Fuentes, and styling by Loris Pena, here’s Marian Rivera at last night’s fashion show as the muse of Hair Asia Magazine 2015 relaunch. A video clip from the runway is here. Pictures below