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Coleen Garcia back with new movie

THOSE missing the delectable Coleen Garcia should be happy to know she will soon have a movie out.

The sexy and beautiful psychology student is to star in “Mia,” a film about a sexy and beautiful doctor prone to getting drunk and passing out whenever and wherever.

It is set to open on Jan. 15.

“Mia” is Coleen’s first movie after marrying singer Billy Crawford and she admitted to asking “his blessing” prior to saying yes to the project.

“Ganun naman na ako, ever since we got married I always consult him with whatever. I don’t decide on my own, I let love decide,” Coleen cooed.

But she made clear, “On my own pagkabasa ko ng script gusto ko na siya kaagad gawin. Maganda ang kwento. It’s not your usual love story.”

She is paired with EA Guzman in the film.

EA plays the idealistic forester Jay (EA), who is out to prove to Mia (Coleen) devastation is just a temporary thing –proving so by showing her how he tries to bring life back to areas ravaged by mining.

“Nu’ng first time na nalaman ko na si EA ‘yung magiging katrabaho ko, nakampante ako sobra kasi alam ko na napakahusay talaga ni EA,” shared Coleen.

She cited an instance when she realized how hard his lines were.

“Kasi nakita ko eh, and sabi ko ‘Ang hirap naman ng dialogue nito.’ Pero ‘yun, sabi ko, si EA ‘yan, kaya niya ‘yan, aaralin niya ‘yan. Kahit hindi niya kaya, kakayanin niya. And he did.”

EA, on his part, praised Coleen for her seeming dedication to the craft.

“Akala ko kasi ng una aloof siya, pero hindi, part pala talaga ‘yun ng preparation niya as Mia. Si Coleen kasi, nire-ready niya ‘yung sarili niya bago mag-take. Nahahalata ko ‘yun eh. Si Mia kasi, medyo aloof nang kaunti kay Jay. So dun ko na-realize na sabi ko ‘Ah si Coleen, talagang hinahanda niya ‘yung space para du’n sa mga scenes namin.'”

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Working with the actress is a breeze but he was wary of her husband Billy who was a regular visitor on set.

“Siyempre ayoko isipin niya na may malisya ako or whatever sa mga eksena naming ni Coleen. Ganun naman ako sa lahat ng katrabaho ko, gusto ko malaman nila na trabaho lang at propesyunal kaming lahat,” he explained.

Coleen clarified, “Hindi naman si Billy ‘yung tipong nagbabantay. He was there kasi to give support. He is a fan of the film, so much so he asked pa nga for a small part in it.”

Apart from being a rom-com, the movie tackles sensitive issues relating to the destruction of Mother Earth.

Note the film was shot in Rio Tuba in Palawan.

Said EA, “Yun nga din ‘yung naging hamon sa akin ng pelikula. ‘Yung magkaroon ng awareness tungkol sa environment, kung paano nasisira ito ng mining. Personally, marami akong natutunan about nature, ‘yung sa climate change, mining. Nasabi ko sa sarili ko na, ‘Ah ganito pala ‘yon.’ So bilang isang forester at napakatalino sa pelikula na ito, andami ko ring natutunang bagong salitang English.”

Directed by Veronica Velasco, “Mia” is produced by Chris Cahilig for Insight 360 Films with the support of Viva Films. (Neil Ramos)

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