Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual certainly weren’t exaggerating when they said their upcoming movie “Last Night” would be very dark and mature.
The movie trailer alone was already heavy, especially with the attempted suicide of Toni and Piolo’s characters, leading a lot to believe that “Last Night” would be a “suicide movie.”
Although the film will be tackling death and more dark themes, the pair mentioned that it’s not the whole of it.
“It’s hard to talk about that part (suicide) in the movie because we look at it as a whole,” Toni explained at their bloggers conference yesterday, September 17.
“Not to give a specific detail about suicide, parang overview lang sa movie… minsan dadating ka sa point ng buhay mo na gusto mo parang matapos na lahat, parang you can’t handle everything… and you would think na ‘sana ito na ‘yung last night sa buhay ko,’ but then during those times… doon dadating ‘yung hope. Doon ibibigay ni God ‘yung sagot. Ganun ‘yung movie.”
Piolo further shared that the movie is an analysis on the meaning of life and death, as well as the importance of love and hope.
“This is not a movie about suicide. It’s about reality, ‘yung mga pinagdadaanan ng mga tao especially at this point na marami talagang nawawalan ng pag-asa and they just want to end their lives just because they can’t find any solution to fix their lives,” he said.
He also related that their characters met at that point in their lives where they just want to give up.
“Because of their meeting, nagkaroon ng ibang meaning ‘yung life nila,” he said. “It’s nice na may makasama ka na makakapagbigay sa'yo ng reason to live again, or bigyan ka ng hope to love again.”
Toni added, “We don’t want to focus on death, we want to focus on life and love.”
“Last Night” is directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal and written by Bela Padilla. It opens in cinemas September 27.