On February 12, seasoned actress Cherry Pie Picache confirmed that she’s open to portraying Imelda Marcos as long as Viva director as long as it isn’t Darryl Yap directing.
At the grand media conference for ‘Oras de Peligro,’ Picache chided the director, asking whether Yap still had a conscience. Picache stated, “Yes, why not, di ba? Kapag may nag-offer to play Imelda Marcos– why not?
She then reiterated their film’s apolitical goal of telling the truth. The actress emphasized, “I would like to reiterate what Direk Joel said in the first media con. The film is not about against anybody, ‘yun sa mga characters di ba? We are just telling the truth. It’s not about the politics– it’s not about the against, whoever, personal we are just telling the truth.”
She also urged people to be responsible when posting on social media, citing the impact of online platforms on disinformation.
She pointed out, “Alam natin kung gaano ka-importante ang social media, ‘yung pelikula namin, isa lamang ito na tool para hikayatin ang tao na sana labanan natin ang disinformation. And in our own little way, kapag nagpo-post tayo sa social media, siguraduhin natin na responsible tayo.”
She furthered, “Alam natin kung ano ang facts, let’s be responsible in posting kasi tayong may mga edad na, ‘Okay lang eh, alam natin kung paano idiscern kung ano ang totoo sa hindi, pero kawawa naman ang kabataan natin. Papaano nila ipaglalaban ang bansa na mahal natin kung mabubuhay sila sa disinformation and false facts ‘yung ganon.”
As for Oras de Peligro, the film stars Picache, Allen Dizon, Dave Bornea, Therese Malvar, Jim Pebanco, Crysten Dizon, Elora Espana, Timothy Castillo, and Rico Barrera.
Oras de Peligro, under the direction of Joel Lamangan, opens in cinemas on March 1, 2023.