It’s not news that Darryl Yap is a controversial director for his works and statements on filmmaking. But what does the stars in his upcoming “sexy psychomedy” film have to say when his 11th film was offered to them.
Lassy: “Nung in-offer sa ‘kin, ang reaction ko lang ‘yung kay Ariella lang eh, ‘yung kissing. Pero the rest, wala na eh. Nung pagdating namin sa location mismo, doon ko nalaman ‘yung kwento, kung ano ang mangyayari – naa-amaze ako sa mga mangyayari, bawat scene talaga. Patindi nang patindi nang patindi. Lagi kong iniisip na kaya ko ‘to. Bagong bago para sa ‘kin to pagdating sa acting, pagdating sa kwento. At naniniwala talaga ako sa gawa ni direk (Darryl Yap).”
Ariella Arida: “With the story and the role itself, siyempre nabigla talaga ako pero sabi ko, it’s a challenging role and alam ko naman na hindi ako papabayaan ng VIVA tsaka ni direk Darryl. Buti na lang din direk is someone na madaling kausap. Alam ko it’s provocative, challenging ‘yung role, pero nagawa naman siya in a way na nag-click kami pareho ni direk. Super thankful ako kasi, yes, it’s a sexy film, I did something like that, I’m so proud of it. Gusto ko din ‘yung production and crew, the story itself. If not for them (the crew) I wouldn’t feel this way na sobrang gaan.”
Kit Thompson: “When the movie was offered to me, I had a Zoom with direk Darryl. First reaction ko, it’s different, I have never done it before and ‘pag ganun, gusto kong gawin, mga hindi ko pa nagagawa ang gusto kong gawin. So, I was really excited and it’s really different. I guess doon ako na-attract talaga. Sobrang iba ng story and I haven’t done a rape scene, I haven’t done.. basta ang dami dito sa movie na di ko pa nagagawa. It was a good experience overall and happy ako na tinanggap ko ‘yung project.”
The three seems to be happy accepting the project. Stressing about how different the story is and challenging their roles are.
It’s a fact that deception is rampant in social media, and so many people who fall victim to it suffer terrible consequences. A gay guy connives with a woman to lure men, but when they picked the wrong guy, things turn deadly.
This October, Vivamax presents “Sarap Mong Patayin”, a film about “catfishing” – a term which means that someone is pretending to be somebody else online. By stealing photos and even personal information of others, they set up a fake profile that would attract people who are looking for love or a hookup. It could be a modus operandi to get money out of people once they’ve earned their trust. And when there’s drugs involved, things will get really messed up.
Kit Thompson (#Y, Momol Nights) plays Yael, a 25-year-old guy who works out in a CrossFit gym. His picture is seen on Course, an online dating app where participants can engage in sexual activities. All they have to do is click on “Inter”, if they are ready to meet in person and be physically intimate, or click “Intra”, if it’s all just a digital sexual act. Yael sends a message to his longtime chatmate, and chooses “Inter”.
Ariella Arida (The Killer Bride, Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad) plays Krista, the woman Yael believes to be chatting with and the one he’s fantasizing over. Krista is aware of Yael’s existence, but she is not the only one handling her account.
Beks Battalion’s Lassy Marquez (The Mall The Merrier, Beauty and the Bestie) plays Noel, Krista’s friend and partner in catfishing. Noel is excited about meeting Yael. Together with Krista, he plans their succeeding actions. Noel is in need of funds and if they play their cards right, he and Krista will get what they want.
“Sarap Mong Patayin” is written and directed by Darryl Yap. This sexy pyschomedy will give viewers various emotions. Each character and turn of events will leave viewers scared and thinking about catfishing, but the presence of Lassy, who is a member of the hilarious trio Beks Battalion, is sure to bring laughter. This is a big break for the comedian who has played supporting roles to stars like Vice Ganda.
Lassy said that he can’t believe that he is now one of the lead stars in a movie. He said, *”Pressured talaga ako kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa gumabay sa akin, ang napakahusay na si Direk Darryl, na hindi kami pinapabayaan sa bawat gagawin namin, at sa mga kasama ko—sina Kit Thompson, Ariella Arida, Bob Jbeili, Tart Carlos, at Marion Aunor.”
Ariella Arida, who gave honor to our country when she placed 3rd Runner Up at the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant, is a sight to behold in this movie, and Kit Thompson proves that he’s conquered another challenging role. Playing a significant role in the life of Yael is Tart Carlos.
“Sarap Mong Patayin” is available for streaming in Vivamax starting October 15, 2021. It is also the title of the theme song sung by Marion Aunor.
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Watch videos from the Sarap Mong Patayin Media Conference below: