It’s no secret that Pia Wurtzbach is one of the most beautiful people in the universe (hello, Miss Universe 2015 crown!), but did you know director Cathy Garcia-Molina didn't agree?
At the “My Perfect You” Media Launch last Saturday, March 10, Direk Cathy revealed that when they first met, she didn’t get the “wow factor” she expected from Pia.
“Nung unang kita ko sa kanya sabi ko, ‘Ay ang taba mo.’ Sabi ko pa, ‘Hindi masyadong maganda si Pia,’” she shared, and added that she didn’t even know if Pia could act.
“Pia Romero ko pa siya kilala… maliit na maliit na panahon ko lang siya nakita sa TV dati… ang gusto ko lang malaman kung marunong ba ‘tong umarte o hindi,” she said.
But Pia exceeded all of Direk Cathy’s expectations once filming started, because she showed both her beauty and talent in the film.
“Sa’kin tama na ‘yung kaya, pero hindi niya ‘kayang’ umarte. Magaling siya,” Direk Cathy said, and shared how Pia could go head to head with a lot of veteran actors.
“There is one scene na sabi ko… delikado kasi magaling na artista lang ang kayang gumawa nito. Prior to that, may nakuhanan kaming maliit na scene [with Pia]. Sabi ko sa producers ko, sa writers ko, kaya niya. True enough, dineliver ni Pia with flying colors,” she said.
Watch out for Pia’s debut as a leading lady alongside Gerald Anderson in “My Perfect You,” in cinemas March 14.