Heart Evangelista is maturing not only as a graceful woman but also as a “sensual” actress. This month, Filipinos will see her transformation in Trophy Wife, a romantic and sexy drama produced by Viva Films.
On July 10, the film’s press conference was held at The Library in Metrowalk, Libis. There, the GMA-7 talent discussed her latest role, Gwen, who is the girlfriend of Chino, played by actor Derek Ramsay. Also starring in the movie is Cristine Reyes as Lani and John Estrada as Sammy.
Asked by the media if Gwen is her most daring role yet, Heart candidly answered, “No.” She added, “Hindi talaga siya daring para sa akin. Hindi siya dumating sa ganun. Though originally, it’s supposed to be daring.”
The 29-year-old actress then explained that when Viva Films gave her the role, she accepted but had to set limits on doing sexy scenes. “It is my first movie with Viva so I accepted the role, because you know, they gave it to me. But talagang I made it clear na may mga bagay na hindi ko gagawin sa pelikula.”
She continued, “I’ve been very liberated with my personal life. I’ve been very open with my ex-boyfriends, and whoever I dated. But when it comes to certain things, there are limits.”
But Heart was also thankful that director Andoy Ranay was able to bring out in her a sensual and not just a sexy character. “Direk kasi has a different take or attack on how to do the certain scenes, so naiba talaga siya,” noted the actress.
Heart then talked about her co-star Cristine who portrays Lani, the titular “Trophy Wife” of Sammy (Estrada). “It’s really Cristine who did most of the daring scenes. Iwanan na natin kay Cristine ‘yon because she did really a good job. Sobrang ibang klase siya talaga. Tanggal, tanggal talaga!” she praised.
“She is where she is today because she can do certain things I cannot do,” Heart added.
Trophy Wife tells the story of Lani who is married to Sammy but was the former lover of Chino, Sammy’s brother. Upon realizing that Lani is now the wife of his older brother, Chino thinks that Lani is only plotting revenge against him.
Chino, on the other hand, is now in love with Gwen. But Lani will do everything she can to destroy Chino’s life including his relationships with his girlfriend and brother.
Living a life full of secrets, how far will Lani go to succeed in her plans? And will Gwen be able to match Lani’s sexiness and slyness? Watch the story unfold as Trophy Wife heats up the big screen beginning July 30.
The movie also stars Jaime Fabregas, Jackie Lou Blanco, G. Toengi, Jovic Monsod, Kian Kazemi, Clint Bondad, Jay Roa, John James Uy, Phoebe Walker, Akiko Orita and Creesha Galvero. Trophy Wife is directed by Andoy Ranay.