Glaiza de Castro Gets Daring with Dennis Trillo in ‘Astig’

Glaiza de Castro sheds her wholesome image to play a more mature role with Dennis Trillo in the Cinemalaya film "Astig."

Their first work together was the GMA fantaserye “Gagambino” and their intended audience are kids.

Now, Glaiza de Castro goes more mature with Dennis Trillo in an independent film about four young men whose stories parallel and contrast with the landmarks and various images of Manila.

Glaiza will play the role of Dennis’ lover in Astig. “It’s a story about random people living in Manila. Sa akin, nag-focus siya sa isang teenager [na] nagkaroon ng STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease),” said Glaiza.

“Ninerbyos ako,” Glaiza added. “Although nagkikita kami, nagkaka-eksena kami [sa Gagambino] pero hindi kami nagka-eksena na kaming dalawa lang. Hindi ko ma-explain ‘yung feeling kung paano ako aarte kasama ng magaling na artista.”

Glaiza says Dennis is one of the actors she looks up to sa mundo ng showbiz, “parang ang tagal ko winish na sana magkatrabaho nga kami, tapos, heto pa ‘yung binigay sa akin. Sobrang wow talaga. As in!”

Astig is the first indie film of Dennis Trillo and Glaiza is proud to know that their movie was chosen as one of the 10 finalists in this year’s Cinemalaya Film Festival.

It’s undeniable that Cinemalaya produces actors out of regular celebrities. It’s just last year that Baron Geisler was recognized as an “actor” for the first time by his compelling performance as a gay journalist in the award-winning “Jay”, the runaway winner that time.

Could this be the year for Dennis and Glaiza to be recognized as serious “actors”?

Astig is opening this July at the 2009 Cinemalaya Film Festival.


Photo Credit:

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.