If there is a young actor with a good track record of box office hits, most especially in the horror genre, It would be no other than Lovi Poe. Who could ever forget last year’s Surprise Hit, “Aswang“? The Jerrold Tarrog film made a killing at the box-office when it was shown last Halloween. The film, along with Lovi’s performance, was also critically acclaimed. Lovi also made her film debut a few years ago in “Shake, Rattle & Roll Part 9” which was the 2nd top grosser in that particilar year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Lovi also just recently s completed Eric Matti’s “Tiktik: Aswang Chronicles“, opposite Dingdong Dantes, which is eagerly awaited by the fans of the horror genre. Hence, the tag “Princess of Horror Films“.
Just recently, Lovi completed a different kind of horror film. Entitled “Guni Guni“, what attracted Lovi to the project was the uniqueness of the script. “When I was reading it, I was fascinated by the story of Mylene, the lead character. She was escaping from her past, but it always came to haunt her through hallucinations, until it became real”, says the young award winning actress. “Her character, as a student being haunted by her dead identical twin sister, became a challenge to me. It’s not an ordinary, typical horror movie about twins”, adds Lovi.
Before embarking on the role, Lovi did some research on Siamese twins, identical twins and even saw films about the topic. The most recent film Lovi saw was David Cronenberg’s “Dead Ringers”, which she describes as a psychological scare with a wonderful performance by Jeremy Irons.
Lovi confessed that she enjoyed filming scenes for ‘Guni-Guni” “I had wonderful co-actors surrounding me on the set, sila Empress, Tita Gina (Alajar), James Blanco, Julia Clarete, Ria and Gerald, they were so cool, and my director, Tara Illenberger, served as an inspiration. She has wonderful ideas, and I’m really so excited with the outcome of our film”, says Lovi.
What about her new leading man, Benjamin Alves? “He is nice to work with. I hope to see more of him after ‘Guni-Guni“, answers the three time Best Actress winner.
“Guni-Guni” opens on August 22, 2012 in Theaters and Cinemas Nationwide.