Angel Locsin and Angelica Panganiban were both supposed to be in the cast of a big Star Cinema movie that was first announced March last year. Bea Alonzo and Toni Gonzaga were reported to also be in the cast.
This year, however, as the movie is about to start production, Angelica was not in the cast anymore. She was replaced by Shaina Magdayao while Angel, Bea and Toni were retained.
Rumors has it that Angel’s alleged rift with Angelica caused the latter’s removal from the movie. The said rift stemmed from a catfight scene in One More Try, the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry that the two topbilled together with Dingdong Dantes and Zanjoe Marudo, where a lot of slapping and pulling of hair were involved. (Video)
Talks say Angel was so hurt after Angelica slapped and pulled her hair so hard, causing a personal gap between the two Kapamilya actress.
When Angel was asked about it, here’s what she told entertainment website push.com.ph: “Naisip ko nga no, parang nagkaron nga ng kulay ngayon. Pero hindi namin iniisip kasi hindi kami ganon magisip kapag may katrabaho ka. Basta kami masaya lang kami, excited lang kami na bigyan kami ng trabaho.”
But when asked if she’s willing to work with Angelica again, Angel said: “Huwag na muna natin pag-usapan.”
Meanwhile, the still untitled upcoming Star Cinema movie also has Enchong Dee in the cast. To be directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, the movie centers on the Salazar siblings who have different personalities.
“Nung binabasa ko 'yung script, konsepto pa lang parang ang saya-saya panoorin,” Angel said about the movie. “Makaka-relate ang mga tao. Ang magkakapatid kasi kahit gaano kaiba ang personalities, mayroon pa ring similarities. Paano kaya namin ito gagawin? Na-imagine ko na talaga. Ang ganda.”