Toni confirms talks for ‘Amnesia Girl’ sequel

Posted at 03/06/2012 9:20 PM | Updated as of 03/06/2012 9:40 PM

Actress-host Toni Gonzaga

MANILA, Philippines -- Actress-singer Toni Gonzaga said early talks for a sequel to “My Amnesia Girl” are already underway.

“My Amnesia Girl,” which was the highest grossing local film in 2010, saw the first team-up of Gonzaga and award-wining actor John Lloyd Cruz. The film was directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.

The ending of the film saw Apollo (Cruz) losing his memories after a car accident, a twist of fate that had their roles reversed after Irene (Gonzaga) pretended to have amnesia to avoid confrontation with Apollo, her ex-fiancee.

Gonzaga said a sequel to the mega-hit film is now in preliminary discussions.

“Pinag-uusapan na nila ‘yun ngayon, pero depende nga 'yan sa schedule naming dalawa (Cruz), sa istorya, sa availability, so ano ‘yan, mapag-uusapan ‘yan,” Gonzaga said in an interview with ABS-CBN News during the launch of her latest endorsement for Samsung. “Eventually siguro pag ma-finalize, pwede na naming i-share.”

New film

While the “Amnesia” sequel is still in the planning satges, Gonzaga said another film project is much closer to hitting the production phase. But she chose to remain silent on the details prior to its formal announcement.

“Next month ata magsa-start kami mag-shoot . ‘Di ko pa alam kung pwede ko i-announce eh. Basta next month or next, next month kami magsa-start na magshoot,” she said.

“’Di ko rin pwede yata sabihin kung sino 'yung makakasama. Malalaman nila [kung sino ‘yung leading man], malapit na, basta ‘pag nag-start, kasi syempre sa ngayon pwede ko naman i-announce, pero baka ma-hold, ‘di matuloy, so basta ‘pag nag-start na ‘yung story conference and everything.”

‘Box office’ issues

Gonzaga has likewise chosen to keep mum on her real-life role as girlfriend to film director Paul Soriano, especially on issues and controversies thrown at them about their relationship.

“Tahimik [ang relationship namin]. Wala na talagang mai-tatanong. Tahimik eh, steady lang talaga, walang anumalya, walang issue, walang kontrobersiya,” she said.

“Ginagawan minsan ng intriga pero hindi buma-box office hit ang issue eh. So pantay pa rin, normal. Minsan may mga issue talaga na dadaanan mo nalang, hindi mo na papansinin lalo na pag alam mo naman na hindi siya totoo,” she added.

‘Wansapanataym’

A current involvement Gonzaga had no reservations discussing, however, is her special part in fantasy-drama anthology “Wansapanataym,” where she will play different roles through the month of March.

“Meron akong month-long [series] this March sa 'Wansapanataym.' It’s every Saturday. I’m also looking forward to that because it’s good to do something na magi-impart ng good values and principles sa mga bata,” she said.