JC Santos has been making headlines after losing a total of 12 kilos for his very first international film titled Motel Acacia.
Said to have been inspired by a Filipino Folklore commonly known as the “Kapre,” the international scary thriller film, JC Santos stars in the international titled Motel Acacia which is directed by the award winning director Bradley Liew. The ensemble for the film also boasts of an international cast, which truly made the actor happy and proud of himself. “I’m living the dream, kasi it’s like a theatre process for me,” said JC during a press conference held last December 4.
“It’s amazing. And I’m with really great actors. Have you Googled their names, and read their IMDBs? So far it’s an amazing feeling that I am working with a lot of great actors,” added JC Santos about the people he was able to work with for the film. Aside from fellow Filipino Agot Isidro, he will be working alongside foreign actors namely Will Jaymes, Talia Zucker, Jan Bijvoet, Nicholas Saputra, Bront Palarae, and Vithaya Pansringarm for the said film.
JC Santos also shared that he has been chosen by the director for the movie long before its production. Three years ago pa sinabi sa akin ni Bradley… Sabi ko nga, wow, first time na may offer na hindi ako ang second choice,” he said.
“Habang ginagawa nila (Bradley Liew at Bianca Balbuena) yung script, habang dine-develop yung script, laging sinasabi sakin ni Bianca na, ‘Ikaw ang iniisip ni Bradley dito,’ he since narrated during his interview with Philippine’s Ultimate Showbiz Hub or PUSH for short.
JC also added that he had to do his best to decrease his weight the healthiest way so that his body type would fit the ideals of his character on the said scary film. “Nakita niya (Director Bradley Liew) lang ako last year, sabi niya, ‘I want you to be skinny, because I want you to look hungry.’ So nagpapayat ako, so I lost 12 kilos just for this film,” he said candidly.
The actor also added that he started the process on the August of 2016. “So I keep checking my food, inaabangan ko siya lagi kasi baka kumakain nako ng marami, tapos maraming maraming supplement,” he said.
At present, the whole cast is in the Philippines to shoot some scenes for the film. They will then move to Slovenia on February to continue the filming process.
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