Despite the strong winds brought about by Typhoon Pedring, the one-year exclusive contract signing of the Grandslam Queen of Philippine Movies, Lorna Tolentino still pushed through at the Batanes function hall of the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel yesterday.
Present in event were Lorna Tolentino’s manager, Lolit Solis, TV5 Head of Creative and Entertainment. Perci Intalan, TV5 Vice President and COO Roberto Barreiro and TV5 CEO and President, Rey Espinosa
Tolentino’s contract states that the veteran actress is set to do 3 soap operas, a movie and a possible hosting stint in a lifestyle show.
“Glamorosa muna ang uunahin namin, then another two more mini-seryes, kasi three months lang yung teleserye. And then one movie, yun ang nakasaad sa contract ko” says Tolentino
During the contract signing, the press also asked why the actress decided to transfer networks. Tolentino said that it was because ABS-CBN offered her 85 working days for a year while TV5 offered her 140 working days for a year. Tolentino added that the differences between the working days were the basis of her decision.
When asked if she felt bad that she was not given the projects that were stipulated in her contract, Ms. Lorna pointed out, “Tapos na yun. Hayaan mo na, kahit na hindi nagkaintindihan, o nakalimutan, or whatever. Wala na akong magagawa. Ang magagawa ko na lang, maghabol sa nasayang na panahon.”
Tolentino was also asked about the issue that she was supposed to topbill the movie Rosario, “oo” Tolentino answered.
Tolentino said that the role was already being offered when Rosario was still in its conceptualization stage. But she wasn’t able to say “yes” because of her exclusive contract with Star Cinema. Lorna also revealed that she deliberately didn’t watch Rosario when it was shown in theaters during the Metro Manila Film Festival.