We finally got more deets about the upcoming movie of Anne Curtis, “Just A Stranger,” by Director Jason Paul Laxamana. Anne is set to play one of her more challenging roles yet—that of a girl suffering from a deblitating disease. She’ll be playing opposite Marco Gumabao and Edu Manzano.
Mae, the character of Anne in the film, is plagued with Fibromyalgia or Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. Aside from widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also suffer from extreme tiredness (fatigue) and muscle stiffness.
While it sounds like a pretty demanding character to portray, Anne finds comfort in her return to romance-drama. Plus, with that same character, she says it’s also a return to “one of [her] core roles”—that of the other woman. In an interview with Mario Dumwal for ABS CBN News during the press conference for the movie, Anne expresses how excited she is: “A script like that falls unto your lap; you don’t want to let it go.”
While both of Anne’s leading men are of impressive caliber in their respective segments, they’re also both eager to work on the movie and with the Annekabogable star. Veteran actor Edu says that he “stopped making movies in 2004 (Tanging Yaman), so mataas ang expectations—Anne ba naman!” alluding to the undeniable star power of THE Anne Curtis.
Millennial actor Marco Gumabao, on the other hand, is equally as excited for the role. The handsome young hunk says, “I’m so happy ako ’yung napilii. First time ko rin gagampanan ’yung ganitong role.”
The excitement for this dramafest is killing us, too. Think: a two-man love triangle with the princess of all media in the middle. We’re getting sooo curious. We’re hoping it’ll be an emotional rollercoaster like the heart-wrenching Edu-Manzano classics, but with a contemporary so-now feel in terms of theme, topic, and treatment. It’s sounding like it’s going to be a total cryfest! We’re readying our tissues already.
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