Dawn Zulueta has agreed to play a dysfunctional mother in the Cinemalaya entry Ang Nawawala.
During the press conference of the movie held at the Dragon Bar in Quezon City this afternoon, July 10, Dawn talked about her indie film that also stars twins Dominic and Felix Roco.
“I play the role of a mother with four children, two of which are twins [played by Dominic and Felix]. Merong tragedy na nangyari sa family and naging dysfunctional ako dahil sa loss ng isa sa kambal.
"My character goes through a depression and becomes dysfunctional. Yung relationship ko with the family becomes estranged.
“It’s a family drama and it’s appealing to the youth because it has a lot of music.”
This will mark the second time that she will appear in a Cinemalaya entry, after being part of Sigwa, where she played a former activist.
How does she feel about competing against her Walang Hanggan co-star, Coco Martin, who is the star of the Cinemalaya entry Sta. Niña?
“Pareho nga pala kaming nasa New Breed category… I will watch his film and he will watch mine. Support kami pareho sa isa’t isa!” she said with a laugh.
Does she have any upcoming projects aside from Ang Nawawala and Walang Hanggan?
“Wala pa namang napag-uusapan because I’m gearing up for next year’s campaign. I’ll be busy next summer helping my husband. Last term na niya bale.”
She mentioned that her husband, Davao del Norte Congressman Anton Lagdameo, will be seeking reelection in the 2013 elections.
“Of course, open ako sa mga projects, pero alanganin if I start this year, kasi aabutan na ako ng summertime.”
Dawn is also very receptive to the idea of doing a movie with Richard Gomez.
KISSING SCENE WITH RICHARD GOMEZ? Dawn’s loveteam with Richard Gomez is faring very well onscreen.
In fact, their characters Emily and Marco are falling in love again with each other and almost ended up kissing each other.
Will Dawn agree to do a kissing scene with her ex-boyfriend for the show?