Joel Lamangan’s advice for sexy stars: Body shouldn't be your only investment | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Veteran director Joel Lamangan. Image: screengrab from "Moonlight Butterfly" digital media conference via YouTube/Viva Films

Sexy stars who throw all caution to the wind are a dime a dozen nowadays and veteran director Joel Lamangan thinks they better improve their acting if they are to maintain their existence in the movie industry.

Lamangan was asked about his advice on sexy stars during the online press conference for his latest film “Island Of Desire” today, March 28.

“Dapat hindi lamang katawan ang puhunan. Dapat puhunan ang galing sa pag-arte. Dapat pag-aralan kung paano mapaunlad ang pag-arte upang tumagal sa industriyang ito, dahil tatanda at tatanda sila. Hindi na nila nanaising makita ang katawan nila kapag umabot na sila ng trenta,” he explained.

(Your body should not be your only investment. Good acting should be the investment. One should learn how to develop acting skills for longevity in this industry, because they will eventually grow old. They would not want to see their bodies when they reach 30.)

Lamangan also thinks that movies with good stories will make the public watch again in cinemas, regardless of how sexy or not a film is.

“May sex naman ang totoong buhay. So, ‘yung mga istoryang may sex pero may katuturan, ‘yun ang makakapagpabalik sa mga manonood sa ating sinehan dahil ang sex naman ay bahagi ng buhay ng tao. Hindi naman ‘yan kakaiba. ‘Yan ay ginagawa ng lahat ng tao kaya iyan ay salamin ng ating katotohanan,” he explained.

(There is sex in real life. So, those stories with sex and has substance, that will make moviegoers come back to cinemas, because sex is part of life. That is not unusual. Human beings do it, that’s why it is a mirror of our truth.)

“Kagaya rin iyan ng pagkain, pag-iyak, pagtawa. Ang sex ay bahagi ng buhay kaya papanoorin ng mga tao,” he added. (Like eating, crying, laughing. Sex is part of life, that’s why a movie with sex will be watched by people.)

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Veteran director Joel Lamangan. Image: screengrab from “Moonlight Butterfly” digital media conference via YouTube/Viva Films

“Island of Desire” is a sexy drama starring Vivamax’s rising stars, Christine Bermas, Sean de Guzman, Jela Cuenca and Rash Flores.

It’s about a young woman named Martha (Bermas) who is assigned to work remotely in an island called Isla Bato. She becomes a nurse at its regional health office, and she also befriends some of the residents, Tess (Cuenca), a midwife on the island, and Leloy (de Guzman), a public motorcycle rider. Leloy becomes close to Martha and they end up falling for each other.

As she stays longer on the island, Martha begins to discover the strange things about the place and its secrets, including a cult with fanatic followers and an abusive leader. Here is where she also reunites with her long-lost sister, who warns her and tells her to escape from the island while she still can.

The film will start streaming on Vivamax on April 1. JB


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