Kris Aquino to pay P500,000 penalty for dropping out of MMFF movie
It was supposed to be her reunion project with her ex, Herbert Bautista.
(SPOT.ph) Kris Aquino made headlines this week after she announced that she was dropping out of her upcoming MMFF movie, All You Need is Pag-Ibig (starring Mayor Herbert Bautista, Xian Lim, and Kim Chiu).
In a report by PEP.ph, the actress said that she will be paying a penalty fee of P500,000 per person for leaving the project. "Share namin ni Bimby [Yap] 'yon dahil dalawa kaming nakalista," she explained. "'Yong kinita ko sa Etiquette [for Mistresses], pambabayad ko sa penalty ng pelikula. Ganoon talaga ang buhay. Siguro lesson learned."
She explained that the reason she left was that there was a scheduling conflict with her chosen cinematographer, Neil Daza (who also worked with her on Etiquette), saying, "Parang ine-explain ko sa kanila na, 'Doon na nga sa story na ginawa ninyo, ako na nga 'yong babaeng laging hindi pinipili, babaeng inayawan. 'Di ba ninyo kayang ibigay sa akin na sa movie naman pagandahin ninyo ako, para 'pag nanonood naman ang mga tao, sasabihin nila, ‘Ano ba ‘yan? Bulag ba ang lalaking 'yon?'"
Still, Kris said she isn't sure if the movie would push through. Neither Star Cinema nor Mayor Bautista have issued a statement on the matter. Should All You Need is Pag-Ibig drop out of the MMFF roster, it would be replaced by John Lloyd Cruz's crime thriller, Honor Thy Father or Lovi Poe's historical biopic, Lakambini.