Glaiza de Castro says no politics in choosing film projects

Heidi Hsia
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2 Feb – Glaiza de Castro stated that she never made it a rule to pick projects that are political in nature, saying that her decision to star in "Midnight in a Perfect World" was not based on her political views.

As reported on Inquirer, the actress, who was asked about the subject seeing that the movie itself revolves around the idea of Manila being a semi-utopian city, stated that her personal opinion doesn't affect the way she picks her projects.

"When I read the script of this particular story, I didn't really see right away that it is an allegory of the martial law years - although the topic was mentioned in passing," she said.

de Castro, who has never experienced martial law, stated that she has heard many stories about it, which she said helped when she was shooting the psychological thriller.

As to what attracted her to the project, the actress said that she was really curious upon reading the script.

"It's something I haven't read or done before. It's not a horror story that features a white lady, a tikbalang or a manananggal. Your freedom will be taken away from you, and there's nothing more horrifying than that," she said.

In the movie, the actress plays the role of Jinka, one of the four friends who think stories about people disappearing after being caught out in mysterious electrical blackouts are nothing but a hoax - that is until they are caught in one.

de Castro with her co-stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Anthony Falcon and Dino Pastrana in a scene from "Midnight in a Perfect World"
de Castro with her co-stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Anthony Falcon and Dino Pastrana in a scene from "Midnight in a Perfect World"

(Photo Source: Glaiza de Castro Instagram, Manila Times)