When an 'It Girl' gets wacky

Posted at 04/20/14 12:26 PM

'Da Possessed' stars Vhong Navarro and Solenn Heussaff. Star Cinema

Solenn shows comedic side in 'Da Possessed'

MANILA - French-Filipina actress Solenn Heussaff, who is dubbed as one of local showbiz's "It Girls," promises to show her wacky side in her first-ever movie with ABS-CBN, "Da Possessed."

The horror-comedy film, which will hit theaters on Black Saturday, April 19, features the 28-year-old actress as the love interest of lead star Vhong Navarro.

"Da Possessed," which is under the direction of Joyce Bernal, centers on Ramon (Navarro) as he tries to venture into landscape art. Ramon falls for his boss, Anna (Heussaff), but the situation takes a wacky turn when three different spirits start to possess his body.

Navarro, who has several hit comedy movies to his name, said he sees promise in Heussaff as a comedian. A former VJ and model, Heussaff has been known for her sexy roles as a showbiz newcomer.

"Napakasaya pong katrabaho ni Solenn at para sa akin isa siyang talented at promising na komedyana," Navarro said. "Mahusay ang kanyang comedic at napaka-natural sa kanya na mag-deliver ng linya at gawin yung nakakatawa. Sobra akong impressed sa kanya."

Bernal, who marks her fourth team-up with Navarro in "Da Possessed," praised Heussaff for gamely making fun of herself in several scenes, which the director said contributed significantly to the film.

"Napaka-seksi at senswal ni Solenn pero nananatili pa ring wholesome ang kanyang imahe. Napaka-gaan niyang katrabaho. Lahat ay kasundong-kasundo ni Solenn," Bernal said.

She added: "Maganda ang rapport nina Vhong at Solenn bilang mga aktor at mararamdaman talaga sa sinehan ang kanilang chemistry. Hindi niya sineryoso ang kanyang sarili sa pelikulang ito at dahil dito, lalo siyang naging maganda at nakakatawa sa paningin ko."

A co-production between Star Cinema and Regal Films, "Da Possessed" also stars Smokey Manaloto, Empoy, John Lapus, Beverly Salviejo, Lito Pimentel, Joy Viado, Aaliyah Belmoro, Matet De Leon, and Joey Marquez.

"This is definitely a major milestone in my career," said Heussaff. "It's such an honor to finally work with Vhong, Direk Joyce, and Star Cinema in this awesome project."