Kathryn Bernardo is reuniting with director Olivia Lamasan in the upcoming historical movie, “Elena 1944”.
Speaking about the upcoming project, Kathryn admitted that it was offered to her back in 2019, but she declined to do it as she wasn’t ready for such a heavy subject matter.
It is noted that she will be playing the role of a comfort woman during the Japanese occupation.
“There was a fear… I wasn’t ready for these kinds of roles. But then it was like the universe made way for me, so the project halted at first before it was pitched to me again,” she said.
Kathryn stated that now at the age of 27, she is more ready for such a role and she believes that her fans are also ready to see her playing heavier characters.
It is noted that the movie will also be the comeback vehicle for the director herself, who hasn’t helmed a movie since she directed “Barcelona: A Love Untold”, coincidentally starring Kathryn and the actress’ real-life boyfriend Daniel Padilla.
“Now I am making a comeback as a director after retiring from the corporate world and Kathryn will be my actress again. That’s such a blessing and something that I’m really, really very excited about,” said Olivia.