The premiere night for the movie Blood Ransom which debuts Anne Curtis into the international movie scene. It was attended by the casts and the director as well as Anne’s Showtime, ABS-CBN, and Viva Film friends and family.
Here are some of the photos and videos taken during the star studded premiere night.
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Anne Curtis gets the biggest break in her showbiz career as she stars in the action-packed love story-suspense-thriller Blood Ransom. This is Anne’s first international movie which is directed by Fil-Am Francis dela Torre.
The movie also stars Alexander Dreymon, Samuel Caleb Hunt and Jamie Harris. The movie opens in the Philippine cinemas on October 29 and in the US on October 31.
Her starring in Blood Ransom undoubtedly brings Anne a step closer to a career in Hollywood, a thing that local artists aspire for.
In an interview with Star Studio, the actress-Showtime host related how she auditioned and landed Blood Ransom’s central character of Crystal, the mysterious woman kidnapped by Jeremiah (Dreymon) who refuses to return to her boyfriend, Roman (Jeremiah’s boss).
“My friend Sam Richelle sent me a script asking if I’d be interested in shooting a film to be shot in the States and if I’d be willing to audition for the role. I read the scene for the audition piece and told myself, ‘why not?’ So, I nervously gave it a shot,” Anne related.
She is no stranger to the international scene having previously ventured in it via a stint in America’s Next Top Model, where she donned creations by Pinoy designer Francis Libiran.
Shooting Blood Ransom took Anne away from home and her Showtime hosting job for almost a month. Filming with Dela Torre and the Blood Ransom team took place in California, USA.
Challenges included a scene where she and Dreymon, as ill-fated lovers on the run, dabbled in a highly passionate kissing scene.
The actress recounted the take with Star Studio, “I had quite a difficult time understanding exactly what my director was looking for. I was doing my kissing scene as I’ve always done in my films and TV shows here in the Philippines, but he kept on cutting the scene and telling me to kiss with more passion and longer. Honestly, I couldn’t understand what was wrong with how I was kissing.
“So, this went on for several takes, until finally, Alexander just told me straight up, ‘Anne, I think Francis wants us to French Kiss.’ I was in awkward shock for maybe a split second, as I’ve never French kissed in any of my films or TV shows. But I just quickly said, ‘Oh, ok, game!’ and went ahead and did it, got Francis’ approval and it was a perfect take!”
Looking back, Anne cherishes the experience and is glad she took the once-in-a-lifetime chance.
Still part of her Star Studio interview went, “I gave it everything I could. It didn’t seem hard or feel like I was making a sacrifice by leaving work in the Philippines behind because I was enjoying myself and felt it would be an awesome learning experience as an actress.”
Back home, fans, friends and family have expressed pride and joy in Anne’s latest achievement. They include her long-time BF, ErwanHeussaff, Erwan’s actress-model-sister, Solenn, and Anne’s ex-flame, TV host-actor Luis Manzano.
Netizens raved at her performance as well the minute she posted Blood Ransom’s trailer on her Twitter account. So far, it has over a million hits on YouTube.