MANILA – It’s a dream come true for actress Andi Eigenmann who attended the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France as a cast member of acclaimed Filipino director Brillante Mendoza’s drama film “Ma’ Rosa.”
“I have had my fair share of great ups and downs in the 25 years of my existence in this beautiful world, and you see, nothing makes life way more interesting than when our dreams come true,” she emphatically said.
Wearing Filipino fashion designer Patty Ang’s elegant white jumpsuit during the festival’s photo call, Eigenmann turned heads and has been included in fashion magazine Vanity Fair’s 2016 Cannes Red Carpet’s Best-Dressed Celebrities list among Hollywood celebrities Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts, Blake Lively, Victoria Beckham and Naomi Watts.
Beyond grateful for the experience, the 25-year-old actress took to social media to thank Mendoza for the opportunity and Ang for the beautiful ensemble that “everybody loved.”
“Received a warm welcome from the media at the photo call. I could not be any more grateful for this experience. Big thanks to direk Brillante Mendoza for this opportunity. And to have had the chance to work alongside one of the country’s best. My very own mother, Jaclyn Jose. I will most definitely cherish this moment forever,” she said in her Instagram post.
“As for this beautiful ensemble, thank you so much, Patty Ang!!! Everybody LOVED it! I definitely couldn’t have rocked the press conference and the photo call in anything else,” she added.
Eigenmann encouraged her followers to always dream big and believe in themselves.
“Let me just steal a little ‘beauty queen’ moment for myself to encourage women like me to never give up on their dreams. To make sure to never be afraid to dream BIG. Because yesterday, my lifelong dream has finally come true. And what’s even sweeter is that it’s only the beginning,” she said.
“Yes, it will never be easy, and yes, it will be very tough. Tough, to the extent that we would ask ourselves if it’s time we give up. The key is to brush off all the negativity with your head held high because it will always come. And then we move on to focusing on the brighter things in life. These are what give life meaning. So just enjoy, and cherish every moment of the life you’re given, because we will always fall. It’s what we do about the opportunity to get back up once again, that matters most,” she added.
“I encourage all young women to spend our lives with positivity and love. To humbly and fearlessly live life for ourselves, because it is ours after all. If I can do it, my dear, so can you.”
Ma’ Rosa has been selected to compete for the film festivals’ grand prize, Palme d’Or.