MNL48 Abby to lead star in Japanese Live-Action Movie

The Website Announced on last May 30 that the popular manga book “seikimatsu blue” of wani books turned into live action movie starring MNL48 member Abby Trinidad in her first international project.

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As main character, MNL48 Abby has been preparing for her role and she will flying to japan for taping. “Bukod po sa singing and dancing, forte ko po talaga ang acting kaya sobrang natutuwa po ako. Sobrang laking blessing siya, kaya mas china-challenge ko po ‘yung sarili ko kasi we’re representing the group, kailangan namin gawin talaga ang best namin.” 

Although she already experience in acting, she admitted that movie is more challenging that she need to speak fluent nihonggo language. “Kasi sobrang hirap po talaga ‘yung accent ng Japanese, nakakahiya naman kapag hindi mo nagawa ng maayos, lalo na ako ‘yung lead character, so everyday po talaga ako nag-aaral ng Japanese, and naga-act in front of camera.”

A casting audition and screening was held last april where MNL48 members were given a chance to audition for the film’s leads, aside from Abby, Brei binuya and Coleen Trinidad will also be part of the film playing supporting roles as Abby’s sisters while Kay Ishiyama will be part of the casts.

The director of said film adaptation is Tetsuya Hashi, whose works include “Tadouryoku the Movie” and MNL48’s second music video “Talulot Ng Sakura”.

The production of the movie will take place in Japan beginning this June and is expected to be completed in September as the film is scheduled to be exhibited as one of the entries in an independent film festival in the Philippines in December 2019.

 

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