Erich Gonzales might look dainty and petite, but she’s got tough skin and an even tougher will.
This fact rang true when her “We Will Not Die Tonight” director Richard Somes told reporters at the film’s Press Conference today, August 8, about an unfortunate electrical accident the actress endured while filming a particularly difficult stunt inside an elevator shaft.
"Nakuryente siya sa elevator, ang lakas talaga ng pagkakuryente, natapon talaga siya,” Direk Richard said.
He explained, “Kasi supposed to be abandoned building pero naka-tap ang mga wire sa ilalim [kung saan] may nagre-rent na newspaper outlet. Akala namin nakapatay na lahat, hindi namin alam nago-operate na pala. Timing, 'yun 'yung scene ni Erich. Buti nakabitaw siya kasi pawis na pawis pa siya. [We wanted to scrap the scene] kasi it's too dangerous. Bababa kasi siya 40 feet eh, magra-rapell siya [sa loob ng elevator shaft] pababa ng elevator mismo.”
However, according to the director, Erich bravely insisted they tried shooting the scene again, makuryente man o hindi! He revealed, “Sabi ko the next day, 'Erich, tinanggal ko na 'yung scene.' Nagalit siya sa akin, sabi niya, 'Bakit tinanggal mo? Gawin natin ngayon!' So ayun, last day, ginawa pa talaga niya.”
Direk Richard added, “Para hindi siya makuryente ulit, Pinoy na Pinoy, nilagyan namin ng maraming aspalto 'yung kamay niya.”
Brave, isn’t she
In “We Will Not Die Tonight”, Erich plays Kray, a stuntwoman, an aspiring actress, and all around racketeer who can’t seem to have a break—in her career and in life. Like anybody who lives from hand to mouth every single day, Kray’s only option is to remain relentless in aspiring to hit the "jackpot" someday. But a botched deal gone into a total haywire will challenge her principles and skill set. It’s a matter of survival, and not a question of morals anymore.
“We Will Not Die Tonight” is an official entry to the 2nd annual Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP). It will show in theaters nationwide from August 15 to August 21.
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