Why Hilda Koronel accepted 'The Mistress'

Posted at 09/04/2012 7:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines – After taking a break from show business for seven years, veteran actress Hilda Koronel revealed she now spends a lot of time when considering to accept a project or not.

Veteran actress Hilda Koronel

In the case of the upcoming Star Cinema film “The Mistress,” Koronel said she was convinced to do the movie because she really felt it has a very good story.

“It has to be touching, it has to move me. Kapag binabasa ko ‘yung script na 'yan kailangan nararamdaman ko' yung emotion na tumatakbo dun sa script lalo na 'yung mga dialogue. Kailangan habang sinasabi ko 'yun maiiyak ba ako o hindi, something like that, nararamdaman ko dapat,” she told Push.com.ph.

“Maganda siya, maganda. You have to see the lines. Nakita mo naman, marami diyan ginagaya na ng mga tao,” she added referring to “The Mistress.”

Koronel said the movie also became the way for her to reunite with people whom she has worked with in the past.

“It was Direk Olive (Lamasan), it was Star Cinema and then the script was really beautiful. I have John Lloyd (Cruz) and Bea (Alonzo) and Ronaldo (Valdez) who I have worked with before na matagal na and it was everything else din,” she said.

While she is now regarded as a veteran actress, Koronel admitted she still feels nervous when she acts in front of the camera.

“Yeah mayroon, mayroon. Kahit ganito ka na katagal mayroon, ‘Uhmm okay I hope maggawa ko ito ng maayos talaga,’ because ang expectations ng lahat is just so high right? So I just did the best I could so hopefully magandang lumabas,” she said.

And as “The Mistress” nears its playdate, Koronel assured the viewers that they will not be disappointed with the movie’s story, especially with the confrontation scenes.

“Well makikita nila, same kind of acting, same intensity at 'yung mga fans diyan gustong-gusto nila 'yung mga confrontation scenes na ginagawa ko madalas kahit sa mga teleserye. We have a ton of those in these film so aabangan talaga ng mga die hard ito, may confrontation sa lahat,” she said.

“The Mistress” whill be shown in theaters nationwide on September 12.