- Iza Calzado opened up about John Lloyd Cruz’s cameo in her new movie “Culion”
- The actress talked particularly about John Lloyd’s rant online about being featured in the movie trailer despite having agreed with the filmmakers beforehand that he would not be highlighted in the movie trailers
- She said that she understands where John Lloyd was coming from when it comes to his complaint
Iza Calzado, one of the stars of the movie “Culion,” has opened up about John Lloyd Cruz’s cameo in the said film.
KAMI learned that she talked particularly about John Lloyd’s complaint online about being featured in the movie trailer despite having agreed with the filmmakers beforehand that he would not be highlighted in the movie trailers and promotions.
In an interview with PUSH (authored by Rhea Manila Santos), Iza said that she understands where John Lloyd was coming from.
However, she also noted that John Lloyd’s role in the film might be small but it is vital to the story.
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“I don’t think he was upset. I don’t think so. I think he knew about it. It’s just that was his request, na not to make him the center of the promo. Which he wasn’t. I think he said it matter-of-factly. These are words and they can always be misconstrued. I don’t know how he said it but I understand where he’s coming from and I respect him always naman.
“It is a cameo. Even on that very evening (when the trailer was launched). Producer Shandi (Bacolod) said it, it’s a cameo. As a matter of fact, it’s one scene. But it’s a very important scene for Meryll (Soriano’s) character. Actually feeling ko nga baka yun yung pinaka nakakiyak na moment eh. Ang sakit kasi nung moment na yun eh. Kasi sa lahat ng characters parang kay Meryll yung masakit talaga eh. Memories are painful.
“I didn’t watch the trailer also until I saw it at the launch. So I guess putting him at the end of it was indeed a bit of a making him a highlight. But you know what, even if you put him sa gitna nun, same. And how can you not put him? It’s John Lloyd. And actually he’s the male figure in Meryll Soriano’s character. I have Joem (Bascon), Jasmine Curtis has Mike Liwag who are both shown in the trailer. So we can’t leave Meryll’s male character, whatever he is in her life, out of the equation,” she told PUSH.
KAMI previously reported that John Lloyd’s appearance in the “Culion” trailer drew strong reactions online.
Iza Calzado is a Filipino actress and model. She rose to fame as a Kapuso but later on decided to transfer to ABS-CBN. Iza is now married to a British entrepreneur, Ben Wintle.
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