February 18 ------ At the Film Development Council (FDCP) Ambassadors’ Night 2020 held last February 9, director Cathy Garcia-Molina hinted at the possibility of a new John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo movie may be in the works. “Antayin ninyo. ‘Di ko sasabihin,” she told the entertainment press when asked about it. Pressed if she’ll be working with John Lloyd before she retires, she said: “Pangit naman kung ako ang mag-confirm sa inyo, ‘di pa ako allowed.” The 48-year-old director, who won a Camera Obscura Award at the Film Ambassadors’ Night 2020, said she is looking forward to working again with John Lloyd whom she referred to as her “favorite” actor.
“Excited? Of course. Ako naman ay napaka-vocal sa aking favorite star — favorite actor ko si John Lloyd. Kaya lang, tingnan natin kung aabot siya sa aking pagreretiro. Di naman retiro. Pagpapahinga.” Asked if she’ll continue with her plans to retire, she answered: “Depende. Kung mae-enjoy ko ang pananahimik, baka magtuluy-tuloy. Pero kung ma-miss ko naman ang industriya, ang paggawa ng pelikula, babalik ako.” She added: “‘Yun pa rin ang plano. Wala pa ring nagbabago. Tingnan natin sa mga bagong kaganapan.”
It can be recalled that direk Cathy stated in a press conference that she wants to do a few more films before she pushes through with her retirement plans. Right now, she currently has an upcoming project with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla titled After Forever. She is also rumored to direct Piolo Pascual and Claudine Barretto’s reunion film. Speculations about John Lloyd and Bea possibly reuniting for a film first surfaced when the couple was spotted dining together at an Indian restaurant. It was followed by a live script reading of “That Thing Called Tadhana” at the kickoff event for Artfair Philippines 2020 on Valentine’s Day. Among the John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo films helmed by Cathy Garcia-Molina were One More Chance (2007), Miss You Like Crazy (2010), and A Second Chance (2015).