The tandem of Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee is given a more challenging task to star in the pioneering film collaboration of Skylight Films and Regal Films, a mature drama titled ‘Once a Princess’ with JC De Vera as the third wheel, and directed by award-winning and seasoned director—Laurice Guillen.
In this movie, the three lead stars will assume three flawed characters—Gonzales as Erin, Dee as Leonard, and De Vera as Damian as inspired from Precious Hearts Romances national bestseller novel of the same title by fictionist Angel Bautista.
Apart from the stars, ‘Once a Princess’ takes pride in its being simple, straight-forward storytelling, and the ‘charm’ of making its audience fall in love and sympathize with its characters.
Erich, Enchong and JC were all praises to their director whom they regarded as someone who guided them like a mother in the process of making the said film.
The three stars had to tackle their respective roles as mature as they could, and expect a sense of sensuality from Gonzales, Dee, and De Vera. Also, the triangle reminds of the heydays of Christopher De Leon, Vilma Santos, and Phillip Salvador.
Though based on the bestselling novel, the production opted to make certain changes to fit to the taste of Filipino moviegoers as well as having a more cinematic sense. As a novel, ‘Once a Princess’ earned the coveted PH Novel of the Year Award in 2012 and Filipino Reader’s Choice Award for Novel in Filipino in 2013, respectively.
The film is set to open today in cinemas nationwide and for more information on the movie, visit its website.
Watch the trailer.