Aug 30, 2007


IT’S final. Iza Calzado will be playing Taiwanese actor Ken Zhu’s leading lady in “Batanes: Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan.” Because of this, some fans of Jennylyn Mercado are lambasting her and GMA Artist Center. “Sinulot nila ang role kay Jen,” one fan writes us.
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In all fairness to Iza, we’re told she’s really considered for the role ahead of Jen. Someone tells us that,actually, the producers’ first choice was Judy Ann Santos, but she’s already busy with her two films, “Kulam” and “Sakal Sakali Saklolo.” Juday was the one who suggested Iza, with whom she did the hit, “Ouija.”

But Iza’s schedule itself is also problematic as she’s shooting “The Echo” in Toronto. She really wanted to do the role so she asked if they could wait for her return from the shoot of her first Hollywood film and they are. So when she returns here on the fourth week of September, she goes straight to the set of her new movie in Batanes, in time for the arrival of Ken Zhu on September 26. Playing supporting roles are Glaiza de Castro, Coco Martin, and Sid Lucero.
Mario E. Bautista
People's Journal

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