Glaiza de Castro astonished by crowd’s warm reception of ‘Liway’: ‘Di ako makatulog’
Glaiza de Castro expressed her surprise over the crowd’s warm reception during the gala of her Cinemalaya 2018 entry “Liway” last Thursday, Aug. 9.
“Hindi ko ma-explain kung paano at anong nangyari, ang suryal lang (I can’t explain how and what happened, it’s so surreal),” wrote de Castro in a post she shared via Instagram on the same day.
The actress uploaded a video of her in tears as the crowd gave a round of applause alongside a standing ovation at the end of the film. She said, “Hindi ko maiwasang hindi maluha hindi lang dahil natapos namin yung pelikula, hindi lang dahil napanood namin siya. Pero dahil dito, sa mga taong tumayo, pumalakpak, umiyak, tumawa at yumakap.”
(I can’t help but shed tears not only because we were able to finish the film, not only because we were able to watch it. But because of this — all the people who stood up, applauded, cried, laughed and embraced [me].)
The actress acknowledged “Liway” director, Kip Oebanda, including the people behind the Cinemalaya 2018 entry: “Lalo na ang totoong Kumander Liway. Direk @kipoebanda at sa lahat ng bumubuo ng Liway, isang mahigpit na akap at walang hanggang pasasalamat (parang kanta lang).”
(Most especially to the true Commander Liway. Director Kip Oebanda and to all those who took part in “Liway”, [I owe you] a tight hug and infinite gratitude (just like in a song).)
“Ngayon, parang sakto atang sabihin na ‘God was with us when we did it,'” remarked de Castro. “Pasensya na, hindi ako makatulog.”
(Now, it seems fitting to say that “God was with us when we did it.” I’m sorry, I can’t sleep.)
Aside from her role in “Liway”, the actress also plays the lead role in the television series “Contessa”. In her Instagram Stories yesterday, Aug. 12, de Castro shared that she was stuck in the series’ filming location due to the heavy rain and massive floods.
The flood was so high that the actress had to be rescued by a boat.
De Castro posted an update of her rescue earlier today, thanking veteran actress Elizabeth Oropesa for providing them food.
“We survived,” wrote the actress. “Salamat sa mga nag-abala at sorry sa mga naabala (Thank you to those who helped and sorry to all those who were inconvenienced).” JB