Actor Aga Muhlach responded to the compliments he received from the South Korean director of the original Miracle in Cell No.7 film, Lee Hwan-kyung.
Lee Hwan-kyung along with the Korean hit drama film’s producer Kim Min-ki were spotted in attendance at the premiere night of the Pinoy remake of Miracle in Cell No. 7, held last night, December 16, at the SM Megamall.
Miracle lead actor Aga was ecstatic to see them in person and totally felt their all-out support for his Metro Manila Film Festival comeback film.
“Para sa akin, malaking bagay na ’yong director ng isang international film na pinuntahan kami dito para makita ’yong pelikula namin,” said Aga.
“And sabi nga niya based on the trailer and teaser na gandang-ganda siya. So, nakakatuwa naman.”
He went on: “Para sa akin ang sarap ng feeling ko ngayon na gusto ko nang mapanood ’yong film kasi hindi ko pa napapanood ’yong ginawa kong pelikula, at least ngayon, sabay sabay kaming mapapanood and I know we did our best.”
He also revealed that he personally invited the film’s original Korean actor Ryu Seung-ryong to the premiere night.
“Yes, unfortunately he couldn’t come because he is also busy, so that’s why I’m with the director and producer which okay lang naman kasi alam ’yon, iba pa din kasi ang director, ’yon ’yong bumubuo ng pelikula.”
Aga further explained how directors help them to give justice to their role and he even mentioned director Nuel Naval, who helmed Miracle in Cell No. 7 adaptation, as an example.
“Katulad ng sa director namin si Direk Nuel Naval, kung ano man ang nakita niyo sa pelikula, lahat ng nangyari doon, it’s because of Direk Nuel Naval.
“So we just did our parts but he set the tone sa shooting namin. Ang gaan niya kasi kaya lahat kami nalalabas talaga namin.”
Aside from having a great director, Aga also stated how much he’s blessed to have worked with several exceptional actors in one film.
“Plus to work with such great actors as well, first I’ve worked with many actors, pero ’yong ensemble kasi na kasama mo sila Jojit (Lorenzo), Soliman Cruz, Joel Torre, John Arcilla and we even have Tirso Cruz there, nagsama sama lahat ’yong mga kaeksena mo na magagaling.”
When asked if he’s nervous about the outcome of the film especially the feedback of the audience, he quickly said, “Hindi ako kinakabahan.Masaya ako and actually, excited ako.
“I’m just trying to manage my expectations but I’m excited because when were shooting the film, masaya kami and feel namin na tama ’yong ginagawa namin.
“Pag nakakatawa ’yong eksena, natatawa din kami, pag nakakaiyak, naiiyak din kami, pag masakit, nasasaktan din kami. So ramdam na ramdam talaga namin ’yong pelikula.”
Miracle in Cell No.7 is showing on Christmas Day, December 25.
Don’t miss it!