Netizens expressed reservations over the decision of Star Cinema to produce a prequel of the 2013 hit movie “Four Sisters and a Wedding”, particularly since relatively new actresses will be taking on the characters played by Bea Alonzo, Angel Locsin, Toni Gonzaga, Shaina Magdayao in the original movie.
In the original, Toni played the character of Teddie, Bea was Bobbie, Angel was Alex and Shaina was Gabbie. All of them went home in preparation for the wedding of their brother, who was played by Enchong Dee.
Star Cinema’s new project, on the other hand, stars Alexa Ilacad as Bobbie, Gillian Vicencio as Alex, Charlie Dizon as Teddie, and Belle Mariano as Gabbie. It was titled “Four Sisters Before the Wedding”.
@HijiXian commented on Twitter: “ Hopefully these young actresses would really give justice to the characters of Teddie, Bobbie, Alex, and Gabbie.”
@HiJakeeeee said: “STILL THE BEST AND MOST ICONIC FILIPINO FILM EVER MADE! No one can replace Teddie, Bobbie, Alex and Gabbie and their impacts to my heart. Bakit hindi na lang gumawa ng sequel instead of prequel na iba na yung casts? Hmm”.
The setting of the prequel, also written by Vanessa Veldez, is 10 years before the original’s movie’s plot.
To make sure they will do justice to the characters and the original actresses who played them, youngsters Ilacad, Vicencio, Dizon and Mariano will be getting tips from their veteran counterparts.
“Actually idol ko po talaga si Miss Toni and Miss Bea so nakakakaba kung makikita ko po siya sa personal at matatanong ko kung ano ang dapat niya i-advise. Sana po magka-chance na makapagbigay siya ng tips kung paano ang essence ng character and kung ano ang mga nuances or ano yung mga dapat tandaan sa eksena,” Dizon said.