Claudine Barretto regrets the times she was inactive in showbiz, reunites with Mark Anthony Fernandez in a movie

Claudine Barretto regrets the times she was inactive in showbiz, reunites with Mark Anthony Fernandez in a movie

MANILA—Finally, a reunion movie for Claudine Barretto and her former reel and real loveteam Mark Anthony Fernandez will push through. In fact, there was already a story conference for their team-up movie “Deception” held on Monday afternoon, June 7.  

The camera will start rolling for the movie “Deception” on June 10 in Angeles City, Pampanga.

This will be first time Mark and Claudine will meet in person after how many years. Their communication has  only been limited to phone calls and messages.

It has been 26 years since Mark and Claudine were paired in 1995 in Star Cinema film “Mangarap Ka.”

But they were together again in August 2010 in “Claudine,” the actress’ drama anthology on GMA7.

There has been a plan for Mark and Claudine to be reunited in a movie project but it was cancelled, and now the actress is so excited that she will be working with her ex-boyfriend.

Claudine said, “First of all, I said yes to this project because it’s different, the story is different. It’s not a Filipino movie that you usually get to watch.

“This is directed by Direk Joel Lamangan, he’s very close to my heart. Basta sinabing Joel Lamangan, hindi ako hihindi talaga.

 “And also a reunion for Mark and I. Parang ang tagal-tagal nang pinagpaplanuhan ‘yung reunion na ‘to, ngayon lang talaga nangyari.

“Tinanggap ko talaga ‘yung film. At the same time, also to support Borracho Films, which my best friend, si Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, is the producer.

“I’m really excited kasi if your read ‘yung storyline namin, ibang-iba talaga siya.”

Claudine admitted that she regretted the times when she was not active in showbiz industry.

“Actually, it was a very painful decision for me. When Raymart (Santiago, her estranged husband) and I, nung naghiwalay kami, I felt that I really had to step back from show business because kailangan ako ng mga anak ko.

“I didn’t want them to feel na, one day, paggising nila, wala na silang nanay, wala na silang tatay. It was very painful.

“But, of course, at the end of the day, my priority will always be my children,” Claudine stated. (ECD/MTVN)

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