You Might Just See Maine Mendoza in an Indie Film Soon
She's expressed her interest in acting in one.
(SPOT.ph) TV star Maine Mendoza isn't new to trying out new things. She has her personal Humans of Barangay campaign, she's venturing into the music scene, and she even has her own lipstick collaboration with MAC. Not to mention, she still does her Eat Bulaga hosting and recently also appeared in an ad with her love-team partner, Alden Richards. Needless to say, the girl can do whatever she sets her eyes on. This time, she might be making her way into indie films.
In an interview with Pep, actor Jerald Napoles (whom you might know from The Write Moment, Walang Forever, Camp Sawi, and Rak of Aegis) reveals a conversation he recently had with Mendoza. They were discussing his new movie, Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka, which he stars in with Alex Gonzaga and Vin Abrenica.
When they were still in the process of casting Gonzaga's character, Napoles talked about the role with Mendoza. "Nabanggit ko ang script na ito kay Maine kasi during the process, I heard they were looking for a lead girl. I think, 'yon talaga ang umpisa, hindi pa nga yata tapos ang script no'n, parang naka-ilang revision na 'to noong makuwento ko kay Maine, parang first or second draft pa lang."
While it wasn't an official offer—Napoles clarifies that he just thought the character would've fit Mendoza—she still seemed interested in doing indie films. "Humirit kasi siya, sabi niya, ‘Puwede ba 'kong umarte sa mga ganyan, sa mga indie?’ Sabi ko, 'Oo naman. Kung ikaw pa, hinihintay ka nga lang ng mga taong umarte.'"
While Mendoza isn't officially working on an indie film (yet), you can still expect to see her on the big screen soon. She's set to star alongside Coco Martin in the Metro Manila Film Festival entry, Jak Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles.