Skylight Films and Regal Films brought together Enchong Dee, Erich Gonzales and JC De Vera to give life to the characters of Leonard, Damian and Erin of “Once a Princess”, Precious Hearts Romances national best seller, a recipient of the coveted PH Novel of the Year in 2012 and Filipino Readers’ Choice Award for Novel in Filipino in 2013 written by fictionist Angel Bautista.
Once a Princess is a movie that focuses on the intricacies of human relationships, how the purity of true love can be tainted and greatly affected by deception, false hopes and betrayal. It aims to paint an alternative yet highly realistic picture of what true love really is as opposed to its extremely romanticized concept as viewed by a number of people.
During its press conference, Angel shared that as a writer she wants to see exactly how she wrote in the book once turned into a movie, but definitely she knows that changes may arise and decided to trust the people behind the movie and the process it will take. She’s very happy when she found out that it will be directed by the critically acclaimed and award winning director Laurice Guillen.
“May changes right away kasi ipapalabas mo sa Philippines, yoon agad ang first adjustment” said Laurice. She explained that you need to conform to the Philippine setting and its values and norms.
The two leading men were asked on how they treat their special someone like a Princess. Enchong said that he treats his special someone by spending time with her as time is very precious for him especially with his line of work while JC De Vera said “Dapat pinagsisilbihan, minamahal at hindi sinasaktan”.
You will see a much different side of Enchong Dee, Erich Gonzales and JC De Vera in the movie. So watch out for Once a Princess in the cinemas nationwide starting August 6.