Vilma Santos approves ‘T-Bird at Ako’ remake with Kathryn, Nadine

Vilma Santos approves of Kathryn Bernardo, Nadine Lustre for ‘T-Bird at Ako’ remake

/ 08:14 PM January 08, 2024

(From left) Kathryn Bernardo and Nadine Lustre earned Vilma Santos' seal of approval to lead the remake of "T-Bird at Ako," if there's any. Images: Instagram/@bernardokath, Instagram/@nadine

(From left) Kathryn Bernardo and Nadine Lustre earned Vilma Santos’ seal of approval to lead the remake of “T-Bird at Ako,” if there’s any. Images: Instagram/@bernardokath, Instagram/@nadine

It’s unknown whether the 1982 film “T-Bird at Ako” starring screen veterans Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos will be remade for new audiences. Still, the possibility of Kathryn Bernardo and Nadine Lustre taking on the lead roles has earned the latter’s approval.

During an interview with ABS-CBN News last Jan. 5, Santos was asked who she thinks are the actress who have the potential to become the lead stars should the film be remade in the future.


“Sa mga bago? Magagaling sila eh (Among the new stars? They’re all good). Maybe Kathryn,” Santos said in response. When it was suggested in the interview that Lustre was also being eyed as one of the leads, the “When I Met You In Tokyo” star expressed excitement.


“Oh, heaven ‘yan! Heaven ‘yang team na ‘yan! Parehas na magaling ‘yan (Oh, that’s heavenly. That team-up is heavenly. They’re both great actresses). But that’s a good pair!” Santos said.

The screen veteran also mentioned the time when Lustre expressed her desire to work with the “Dekada ‘70” star, during an interview on the sidelines of the latter’s Best Actress win at the 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

“Uy, si Nadine, isa siya sa nagsabi when she won in last year’s MMFF na kung sino gusto mo makasama, she mentioned ‘Ate V.’ Nadine, if you’re watching, maraming maraming salamat,” she said.

(When Nadine won last year’s MMFF and was asked whom she wants to work with in the future, she mentioned “Ate V.” Nadine, if you’re watching, thank you very much.)

“T-Bird at Ako” tells the story of Sylvia (Nora Aunor) who finds herself attracted to Sabel (Vilma Santos) after witnessing the latter’s performance at a local bar. It also stars Dindo Fernando, Tommy Abuel, and Suzanne Gonzales.

The movie was considered revolutionary during its time as it premiered in an era where censorship on LGBT-themed movies was prevalent.

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