Written in 2 days, filmed in 10 days, Maid in Malacañang serves the other side of history

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Maid in Malacañang goes to Dubai with Cristine Reyes and Darryl Yap

Depicting Marcoses’ last 72 hours in the Philippine presidential palace, Maid in Malacañang blew off the charts as the film became the most controversial film of the year. It is currently showing in cinemas globally, including in the UAE.

The film stars Cesar Montano as former president Marcos Sr., Ruffa Gutierrez as former first lady Imelda Marcos, Cristine Reyes as Imee Marcos, Diego Loyzaga as current President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., and Giselle Sanchez as former president Cory Aquino.

Written in two days and filmed in 10 days, director Darryl Yap has created a film serving the other side of history.

“I wrote the script for two days. I’m a fast writer. We made the film in 10 days,” Yap said during a press conference in Dubai on Saturday (August 20).

Yap also said that convincing the Marcoses was the most challenging part as he consistently conversed with Senator Imee Marcos for about six months.

“Ang matagal talaga is kausapin ang pamilya Marcos (Talking to the Marcoses is the only thing that to a lot of time),” the director said at the media conference at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre.

In the film’s casting, Yap openly expressed that he didn’t want to work with those who “loudly” supported former vice president Leni Robredo.

“I don’t wanna work with pinks. I don’t want to work with anyone who supported Leni Robredo last election. It’s not going to be wholehearted if they create it,” Yap emphasized.

Playing the role of young Imee Marcos, Cristine Reyes was handpicked by the senator, while Ruffa Gutierrez was also personally requested by Imelda Marcos.

Responding to a question by Expatmedia.net, Reyes shared that she could relate most to her character as Senator Imee Marcos.

“She’s really like me. I’m very perfectionist,” the actress said.

“Playing Senator Imee Marcos, for me, is an honor. Ang sarap niyang gampanan dahil hindi sya nalalayo sa kung sino ako (It’s a great role to do because it’s not far from who I am),” she added. BKM/ Expat Media

Cristine Reyes reacts to nasty and nice comments on Maid in Malacañang


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