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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 14, 2015

Max Collins To Leave In January To Play A Violinist In The Movie 'Footprints On The Moon' In Qatar

MAX COLLINS was supposed to leave for Qatar this month to do a movie but her departure was postponed. “Sa January na raw namin isu-shoot ang movie instead of this month,” she says.
The movie, titled “Footprints on the Moon”, is written and directed by a Filipino filmmaker based in the Middle East, Jan Xavier Pacle. When the film was conceived early this year, they got Alden Richards as Max’ leading man. But as we all know, Alden has since soared to fame through the AlDub love team and is now neck deep with various assignments. He is replaced by a new actor named Jess Mendoza who has done supporting roles in indie films like “Brod”, “Alamat ni China Doll”, “Mauban”, “Mga Kuwentong Barbero” and “Violator”.

Max plays the role of Adeline, a violinist, and she has taken up violin lessons to prepare for the role. “I got a private music teacher to train me how to play the violin. Pinanood ko rin si Meryl Streep sa ‘Music of the Heart’ where she also played a violinist. Ang galing niya. You’d really think mahusay siyang tumugtog ng violin. So sana, ma-achieve ko rin yun in ‘Footprints on the Moon’.”

We’re happy for Max as she really deserves bigger and better breaks. She has done soaps like “Pahiram ng Sandali”, “Inamorata” and the historical series “Ilustrado”, but she has yet to do a material that will help boost her career and popularity. She now appears as Marie Guiginto, the leading lady of Sef Cadayona in the comedy, “Juan Tamad”. We hope GMA-7 will give her a meatier lead role in the coming new year.