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Piolo, Toni and Bela discuss views on suicide

Piolo, Toni recall their thoughts during childhood

Regina Tabora
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Regina Tabora

9/21/2017 in News
Piolo, Toni and Bela discuss views on suicide

Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, and Bela Padilla were pretty firm with their answers when they were asked whether or not they’ve thought about committing suicide, since it’s an element in their movie “Last Night.”

 

The three actors related that as adults, they never thought about ending their own lives.

 

“Nung bata ako may mga ganoon akong naiisip, pero hindi ko pa alam ‘yung meaning nun eh,” Piolo said at their press conference today, September 21. “Pero kapag lumaki ka na nagkaroon ka na ng isip… Sobrang against ako sa thought.”

 

Toni agreed that she only had “suicidal thoughts” when she was younger.

 

“Nung bata ako, kaming dalawa ni Alex lagi ‘yan. Kapag napapagalitan kami, ‘Sana mamatay na lang tayo,’ laging ganun,” she related, explaining that they wished for death every time they’re going to be disciplined by their parents.

 

“Halimbawa nasa bahay kami ng Tita ko tapos nanggulo kami, bubulong siya (father) ‘Magbubugbugan tayo pag-uwi’ kasi may nabasag kami. ‘Yun pa lang sasabihin na namin ni Catherine ‘Sana mamatay na tayo ngayon, sana last na natin ‘to, sana mamatay tayo sa kotse’ kasi ayaw namin ma-belt,” she said.

 

Meanwhile, Bela shared that she doesn’t want to cause any problems by ending her own life.

 

“Ang laki ng takot ko sa nanay ko at ang laki ng takot ko sa Diyos, tapos nai-imagine ko ‘yung maiiwan mo na grief kapag nagpakamatay ka medyo malala… kaya ayaw ko,” she said.

 

However, producer Neil Arce clarified that it’s not a suicide movie.

 

“The first time their (Piolo and Toni) characters met each other they were just about to attempt suicide. ‘Yun ‘yung start, but it’s not a movie about suicide,” he said.

 

 

“Last Night” is directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal. It opens in cinemas September 27.

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