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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 9, 2020



SHAINA MAGDAYAO plays her most daring role as Tanya, a carefree and free spirited young woman in “Tagpuan”, an entry in the Metro Manila Filmfest written by Ricky Lee and directed by McArthur Alejandre.

“Alfred here is married to Iza Calzado but hiwalay na sila,” she says. “Then he meets me in Hongkong and we get into a relationship na for fun lang. We shot our scenes in Hongkong sa mga lugar na hindi pa nakikita sa ibang movies, like yung high rise condo buildings for the poor na marumi at magulo.”

She has a bedscene with Alfred. Didn’t she have any qualms doing it when she used to be project a sweet goody-goody image? 

“I did it kasi kailangan sa story. I trusted Direk Mac Alejandre as I know hindi naman laswaan lang ang gagawin naming eksena and Alfred, na first time kong nakatrabaho is such a gentleman, so the scene went well. 

"When the project was first offered to me, I accepted it right away as I like the story which is about taking second chances and fighting for your love.  Its script was written by Sir Ricky Lee who I admire so much and with whom I’m doing another movie, ‘Servando Magdamag’ directed by Lav Diaz.” 

Doesn’t it pair her with her ex-BF John Lloyd Cruz? “Hindi naman kami magkapareha. I’m just doing a short role, parang cameo, at wala rin namang problema kasi 8 years ago pa since matapos kami at friends na kami uli. We’re very different people now and we’re now both happy with our respective lives.”

It’s said she has a good chance of bagging the Metro Filmfest best supporting actress award for her fine and persuasive performance as Tanya, Alfred’s free-wheeling girlfriend. How does she feel about it? 

“Naku, ayokong isipin yan as I’m sure marami pang ibang magagaling. Mas gusto ko na sana, mas maraming manood ng filmfest entries now that we’ll be shown in a new platform, via streaming. 

"I really hope people will take their time to watch ‘Tagpuan’ on Upstream.ph. Napakadali namang i-access ito online and they can watch it right in the comfort of their own homes. They don't even have to go out and brave the traffic.”