MANILA – Actress Gretchen Barretto said that she was grateful to have worked with John Lloyd Cruz, her co-star in the upcoming movie “The Trial,” and that she wants to star in another film with him.
Barretto, who has recently made a comeback on the showbiz scene, said that working opposite Cruz – largely regarded as one of best actors in the Philippines today – was one of her “ultimate dreams.”
“Ngayon na nakabalik ako sa industriyang pinakamamahal ko, siyempre there are few actors na gusto kong makasama. Hindi natin alam kung hanggang kailan tayo artista or hanggang kailan tayo kukunin. So one of my ultimate dreams, sinabi ko, is to work with John Lloyd because I watch his movies. I am a big fan, I believe in his talent,” the actress said at ther press conference for “The Trial”.
“So noong sinabi nila na I’m doing a movie with him, ang laki ng pasasalamat ko sa ABS-CBN, sa Star Cinema. I didn’t feel there was a John Lloyd on the set because talagang nasa character na siya,” she shared.
In the course of filming, Barretto says she told Cruz, “Mag-pelikula tayo ulit,” which elicited a smile from the actor.
“I’m just grateful,” Barretto added, speaking about the Cruz’ reaction, and of of the opportunity given her.
Actress Jessy Mendiola and actor Richard Gomez also star in “The Trial,” which opens on October 15 in theaters across the country.