"What we really like about it was, first thing, Direk Cathy. Si Direk Cathy 'yung director mo, 'Ah talaga? Tara! Gawin na natin!'," Enrique Gil revealed.
"My Ex and Whys" will premiere this February 15, and last Saturday, February 4, Star Cinema launched online via their official YouTube channel an exclusive peek into the making of this year's "Most Beautiful Valentines" film.
Writers of the film, Jancy Nicolas and Gilliann Ebreo, shared how the film was created and explained its quirky title.
"'Yung 'My Ex and Whys,' nung binubuo pa lang namin siya, nagbato 'yung writer ko na si Gilliann ng isang cute element na tinawag niyang 'The Bakit List.' Nung binato namin siya kay Direk Cathy, sabi ni Direk Cathy she wants to do a rom-com about trust. In-acknowledge namin 'yung dalawang idea na 'yun tapos doon nabuo 'yung idea ng 'My Ex and Whys.' It's really about that element and 'yung vision ni Direk Cathy on the movie," Jancy shared.
Gillian echoed Jancy's sentiments adding, "'My Ex and Whys' is a story of how pain changes people.
"Tungkol siya kay Cali, played by Liza, who's heart got broken before. Nagmahal, nagtiwala, nasaktan. And now, she posts all her 'whys' dito sa blog niya ngayon na 'The Bakit List.' And then the reason for all her whys all of a sudden returns because of Gio, played by Enrique Gil.
"And now they're forced to work together. So now itong lalaking ito sinasabi niya na nagbago na siya, pero itong si Cali nasaktan before eh. So she wants to seek revenge," Gilliann explained.
In the end, Direk Cathy related what she wants to impart to her audience through "MEAW."
"Halos lahat tayo kung 'di man naloko na, may kilalang naloko na. Na-betray pa rin at nawala 'yung tust. I think sa ganung bagay makaka-identify ka doon sa Cali character natin. If you decided to go into a relationship, 'yun 'yung tanong mo. 'Kung gusto mong magmahal, willing ka bang magtiwala ulit kahit alam mong masasaktan ka?'," the acclaimed director stressed.
Watch the behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews of the cast, writers, and director here:
"My Ex and Whys" follows the story of Cali (Liza Soberano), a blogger who owns the up and coming blog, "The Bakit List," and her ex Gio (Enrique Gil), who will return to her life unexpectedly and surprisingly.
Can you really still love someone who caused you pain?
This "Most Beautiful Valentines" film will be out in cinemas starting Feb. 15!
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