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Vilma Santos Says "Ekstra" And "Thy Womb" Should Not Be Compared

There is no reason for her first indie movie, "Ekstra," to be compared with Nora Aunor's "Thy Womb," Star for all Seasons Vilma Santos said.

She asked the public to stop making intrigues about her and Aunor already. Some noticed that "Ekstra" has already surpassed the income made by Aunor's "Thy Womb."

Santos maintained the people should just appreciate what she and Aunor can contribute to the indie industry. There was even a scene in "Ekstra" where Santos said, "Eh bakit si Nora Aunor?" This was during a scene when everyone was talking about how only mestiza-looking actresses are made superstars. Loida Malabanan (Santos) then said Aunor became the ultimate Superstar even though she was morena.

The Star for all Seasons admitted she was not comfortable at first to deliver the line, saying that it will create an intrigue between her and Aunor. But "Ekstra's" director, Jeffrey Jeturian, said it was part of the script.

Asked if she and Aunor can do an indie film together since award-winning director Brillante Mendoza has already vocalized his intent to see the two together in his film, the Batangas governor said there should be no problem as long as the script is good.

Since they started in the showbiz industry, the two have been together in four films, including "T-Bird At Ako" in 1982. It is not impossible, Santos said.

But since they have been in the showbiz for too long, Santos said it is only right for them to choose a script that would fit them perfectly.

"Sa edad namin ngayon, we’re not getting any younger, we need a good script. Sa tinagal-tagal namin sa industriya, palagay ko hindi naman dapat mapahiya pa kaming dalawa."

Aside from Santos and Aunor, Mendoza also wants Coco Martin to be part of the said indie film. The Star for all Seasons said the director already approached her with the proposal. She responded she needed to see the script first.

However, until now, Mendoza has yet to present a script to Santos and Aunor.

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