MANILA, Philippines - Young actress Julia Montes made it clear that her upcoming movie with actor Coco Martin is not the big-screen version of their hit TV series "Walang Hanggan".
| Julia Montes and Coco Martin.
Montes made the statement as some people have been assuming that their newest project together, "A Moment In Time", is connected to the love story of Daniel and Katerina of "Walang Hanggan".
"[It's] A new tandem of us. Siguro iniisip ng mga tao na another story ng 'Walang Hanggan' sa big screen. Pero it's a different story. It has different characters. Ibang-ibang kwento at iba-ibang character talaga," the actress said in an interview on "Mornings@ANC" on Friday.
Montes, who rose to fame for her antagonistic role of Clara in the remake of "Mara Clara" alongside Kathryn Bernardo, said she is thrilled to work again with Martin and shoot some scenes for the film in Paris and Milan.
"Super fun. We never expected na magshoo-shoot kami abroad. 'Yung scenery kasi nakakadagdag doon sa love story namin. 'Yung good vibes noong scenery. So iba talaga," she said.
Montes added that she did not have a hard time doing the film because she is now more comfortable working with Martin.
"Ito, parang kumportable na kami sa isa't isa and we know each other well than before," she said.
As they embark on a new project, Montes appealed to her fans to support her first film with Martin.
"Noong 'Walang Hanggan', we never expected na ganoon ang feedback ng tao sa amin. Ito, big screen na ito, ibang usapan na. Hindi lang siya ililipat sa remote control, kung hindi pupunta ang tao sa moviehouse. They will spend time just to watch us. Iba talaga 'yung pressure. Sana, hopefully, kung paano nila sinuportahan ang 'Walang Hanggan', ganoon din sila sa movie," she said.
Directed by Emmanuel Palo, "A Moment In Time" also stars Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gabby Concepcion and Cherie Gil.
The movie is expected to continue the success experienced by the recently concluded "Walang Hanggan", which has been dubbed as a "phenomenal series" for spawning two soundtracks and merchandise such as jewelry and wine.