Seven other known Filipino actors will be joining her in the project
VIVA artist Yassi Pressman has secured a role in the upcoming Korean-Filipino film project titled “The Guardian.”
Yassi and seven other Filipino actors were successfully cast for the project after going through auditions.
The cast of the film were first introduced through a media conference at VIVA Cafe on January 11.
Recalling the audition experience, Yassi shared, “They all told me when I stepped in to audition, ‘Just do your best.’ They didn’t tell me what I was auditioning for. They told me, ‘It’s up to you.’
“I showed them emotions that were angry, happy, and sad. They made me dance and sing a bit. I rendered a 2NE1 song. I later learned Sandara wanted to be a K-pop star. That’s all that I can reveal, as of now.”
Yassi is also thankful for getting the opportunity to do her first international movie and working with Korean actors.
“Having this opportunity was really a big, big blessing and lagi po akong nagpapasalamat. The feeling working with these very extraordinary actors, I am very, very excited.
“Natutuwa po ako at medyo nahihirapang magkaintindihan kami, pero nakikita ko rin po sa kanila na kahit nahihirapan silang i-explain ang gusto nilang sabihin, hindi po sila sumusuko.
“Dahil dun, nararamdaman kong gusto nila tayong makausap, mag-connect, at because of that, parang naeengganyo na rin po ako.“
Jeric Raval will portray one of the villains while Wilbert Ross will take on a semi-antagonist role. Ashtine Olviga, Eric Ejercito, Joko Diaz, and Heart Ryan are also confirmed to become part of the film.
The Korean cast of the film are Nam Woo Hyun, Park Eun Hye, and Han Jan Seok. “The Guardian” will be directed by Jeong Jang Hwan comprises
Meanwhile, Viva Artist Agency (VAA) president Vincent Del Rosario commended the Filipino actors who bagged roles in the film.
He said in the mediacon, “In fairness to our artists, they all auditioned and were very professional in trying their luck out in the roles available.” He also pointed out that “they were chosen, so I guess they all fit in the roles assigned to them.”
“The Guardian” is centered around the love between a mother and her son, as shared by director Joeng Jang Hwan.
The directyor adds, “Even though we haven’t started yet, I’m so excited to work with Filipino actors and actresses. ‘The Guardian’ will be a very good movie.”
Yassi expressed her enthusiasm for the project, saying, “Pinag-pray ko din last year na sana matuloy ang project na ‘to because it’s such a big honor to be part of something like this. This is one of the firsts for our country. We Filipinos admire the Korean artists, films, their culture.”
Filming for “The Guardian” is scheduled for 17 days in the Philippines, with post-production, dubbing, and musical scoring taking place in South Korea.
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