JENNIFER Lee and Cindy Miranda, both FHM cover girls, are given a big break in the action-thriller, “Maria”, as two deadly female assassins who both have slambang mano-a-mano showdowns with title-roler Cristine Reyes. Jennifer’s encounter with Cristine that happens inside the ladies room is really bone-crunching.
“We did the entire scene without any doubles,” she says. “Cristine and I talked that we might get to really hurt each other during the shoot and we did. But we’re so happy because all our moves in the entire fight scene turned out to be so convincing as they’re really well choreographed.”
Jennifer grew up in Malaysia then she moved back to Manila and became one of the members of the sexy group, Viva Hot Babes. But she took a leave when she went back to her studies and got a degree in Culinary Arts from Enderun College. “But I really miss acting and showbiz so I’m just thankful that Viva gave me another chance to act here in ‘Maria’,” she adds.
Cindy Miranda got her break as one of Richard Gutierrez’ vampire girls in the fantaserye, “La Luna Sangre”. She joined Bb. Pilipinas and represented our country in the Miss Tourism Queen International Competition held in China some years ago. She made it as one of the semi-finalists. She has a tourism degree and graduated cum laude in 2011.
She feels fortunate to have been tapped to play a lead role in a Korean film entitled “Package: Golden Holiday”. “I took the audition and I was so surprised when the director, Kim Bong Han, called me back and got me for the project, with Kwak Do Won as leading man,” she says. “His best known film is the acclaimed horror movie, ‘The Wailing’. The movie is an action-thriller and was shot here in Manila last year.”
She’s happy to be part of the cast of “Maria” that opens in theaters on March 27. “I play one of the henchmen of Ivan Padilla, who wants to kill Cristine as Maria. Maganda ang pagkagawa ng movie ng director naming si Pedring Lopez and it’s exciting from start to finish.”