'Aryana' star lands role in Coco-Julia movie

Posted at 01/03/2013 10:56 PM | Updated as of 01/04/2013 2:11 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Young actress Ella Cruz portrays Coco Martin's younger sister in the upcoming Valentine's Day offering of ABS-CBN's film production outfit.

Best known for portraying the title role in the fantasy series "Aryana", Cruz will co-star with Martin and Julia Montes in "A Moment in Time". The 16-year-old Cruz shared the news with entertainment news site Push.com.ph.

For the "tween" star, working with Martin is a dream come true.

Ella Cruz

"Sobrang galing ni Kuya Co umakting pati ako nadadala. Ultimo rehearsal pa lang, blocking pa lang, nararamdaman ko na 'yung emosyon niya. Kaya parang napapadali 'yung trabaho namin," Cruz said.

"Minsan pa sasabihin niya (Martin), ‘O El, proseso ha? Kailangan dahan-dahanin mo ito.' Ang dami ko rin natututunan sa kanya lalo na sa mabibigat na eksena naming dalawa," she added.

According to Star Cinema in its official Facebook page, "A Moment in Time" is scheduled to open in cinemas nationwide on February 13, 2013.

The film, which is partly shot in Europe, is among the 20th anniversary film offerings of Star Cinema.