- Ella Cruz admits feeling terrified every time she does her scenes in her new horror film
- The role of the actress is that of a spirit medium who would perform rituals during Good Fridays
- She said that doing all those rituals is like disturbing the spirits, whether you believe or not
- For this reason, Ella asked for the presence of a spiritual advisor to guide and guard her while doing the ritual scenes
Ella Cruz said she always felt terrified when doing ritual scenes in her new horror film “Biyernes Santo,” where she performs the role of a spirit medium.
Some of the scenes required the actress to perform actual rituals, which she said could truly disturb the spirits, whether you believe in them or not.
This is why she saw the need to seek the presence of a spiritual advisor when doing the scenes so she would be properly guided and also protected against being possessed by real spirits.
“So, doon ako natakot na sabi ko kailangan ko ng guide kasi baka mamaya di ba? Usually what happens when you’re doing horror films, kunwari may na-e-exorcist biglang sila din natutuloy. Natatakot ako na ganu’n mangyari sa akin,” Ella said during the virtual mediacon of the film.
She also revealed she wears something that she believes is very effective in protecting her against such spiritual possessions.
“Makikita ninyo po sa mismong movie suot ko talaga siya. Hindi na pinatanggal sa akin ni Direk. So, yon talaga yung protection ko,” Ella said.
The actress further narrated that in scenes that required the performance of a ritual, she would fervently pray because she felt so horrified.
“Naalala ko nu’ng last time na pinag-prayer ako ni Direk sa morning, umiyak talaga ako sa sobrang takot ko na baka kung ano ang mangyari sa akin,” Ella said.
The actress said that while she felt protected, she cannot shake off her feelings of terror every now and then, which is why Ella said she’s not sure if she’s going to watch the full movie.
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Gabriela Annjane Umali Cruz, better known as Ella Cruz, is a Filipino actress, host, dancer, and commercial and promotional model. She was born on August 17, 1996 and best remembered for her role as Aryana in the 2012 fantasy drama series of the same name.
She began her career in GMA Network in 2006, with her first project being "Majika". The actress then moved to rival network, ABS-CBN in 2007. In 2009, she returned to GMA Network for "Panday Kids" and "Ilumina". She once again moved to ABS-CBN to appear in "Maalaala Mo Kaya", Cruz made another return to GMA Network in 2011, but later quickly moved to TV5 for "Inday Wanda", but officially transferred to ABS-CBN & Star Magic as a contract artist.
The actress made waves last year when she showed she can rock on her big bike even if she has a petite figure. She said that some people are telling her she cannot ride a big bike because she is too small for it. The actress and dancer shared photos of her pursuing her dreams to race on two wheels. The netizens are also amazed by the determination of Ella to pursue her racing dreams.
She and actor Gardo Versoza also went viral when they did the 34 + 35 dance, with many netizens sharing, reacting and commenting on the video. The actress was wearing 'maong' shorts and started the clip with fantastic dance moves. Gardo then entered the scene and started dancing, which was utterly very cute. Netizens reacted to the dancing duo and gave positive comments saying that both looked great dancing together.
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