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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.

Aug 7, 2018

Katrina Halili Stars In New Movie, 'Mga Anak Ng Kamote', A ToFarm Filmfest Entry, While Viewers Of 'The Stepdaughters' Hate Her All The More

AFTER CONCENTRATING on TV for awhile playing the top contravida at the Kapuso Network, as evidenced by her work as the evil Isabelle in the hit afternoon soap, “The Stepdaughters”, Katrina Halili is now back on the big screen. She plays the lead role in the ToFarm Filmfest entry to be shown in September, “Mga Anak ng Kamote”, directed by Carlo Enciso Catu who’s known for the internationally acclaimed Pampango movie, “Ari (My Life with a King)”.

Katrina’s leading men are Kiko Matos, Alex Vincent Medina and Carl Guevarra. This is a futuristic and absurd comedy set in the future, the year 2052 to be exact, when it is declared that the planting and selling of kamote is now prohibited. Those found guilty will be put to prison under the Kamote Planting Regulation Act. It is difficult to do a comedy that really succeeds in tickling the audience’s funnybones so here’s hoping they’ll succeed in making this movie truly funny.

Meantime, Katrina is gaining more and more haters because of the effectivity of her performance in “The Stepdaughters”. “Lalong dumami ang namba-bash sa’kin sa social media. Gusto raw nila akong tirisin. Recently, nagkaroon ng sunog sa story ng ‘The Stepdaughters’ and I tried my best to put the blame on Megan Young as Mayumi para sa kanya magalit ang mga tao. Pero what happened is mabilis talaga ang karma so bumalik sa akin ito at nabuking ng mga tao kung ano ang totoo, kaya hindi lang ako napahiya kundi lalo silang nagalit sa akin.”

But Katrina is happy in that she gets to do a cross over in other shows. She appeared as a guest in the primetime hit, “Inday Will Always Love You”, and she was linked, of all people, to former child actor Buboy Villar and she’s also given the chance to jam with members of the Ex-Battalion.