Toni Gonzaga will play the iconic role for “My Sassy Girl” PH Remake and its going viral. Toni Gonzaga had been chosen to play the ic
Toni Gonzaga will play the iconic role for “My Sassy Girl” PH Remake and its going viral.
Toni Gonzaga had been chosen to play the iconic role for Philippine remake of hit Korean movie, “My Sassy Girl”. TinCan Films had released an official statement in time for the actress’s birthday. “In celebration of [My Sassy Girl’s] 20th Anniversary, this year we will relive the classic Korean RomCom with its Philippine adaptation. On her birthday, we are proud to announce [that] Toni Gonzaga is Philippines’ My Sassy Girl,” the company said in the statement.
‘My Sassy Girl’, has been the highest grossing comedy film in Korea, also in its neighboring countries; Japan and China and Philippines. It was the movie that shot up Jun Ji Hyun to fame and the iconic role is still stuck with her name up to this day.
Needless to say, fans of the movie – both old and young, have been in debate whether Toni is perfect for the role. There are those who strongly agrees that Toni possesses the same charm and even looks Jun Ji Hyun has. On the other hand, there are those who felt that she’s not a good fit for the role. Some even bringing up her age (Toni who turned 37 this January) as their reason why she shouldn’t be the one to play the role. A netizen had commented, “May asawa at anak na siya. Hindi na po nakakakilig. Sorry.”
It has become a heated debate in social media, however, let’s not forget that she’s an equally competent actress despite her personal background. She has starred in, My Amnesia Girl, which was released in 2010 and has become the highest grossing film of that year. She’s earned a lot of awards in various movies that she’s in. Her skills and her glowing resume speak for her, and it should be enough.
If you’re a fan of the hit Netflix series, ‘The Bridertons’, Claudia Jessie is 31 years old in real life and plays the 17-year old Eloise Bridgerton. The same goes for Nicola Coughlan who is 33 years old and plays the 17-year old Penelope Featherington. Even Emilia Clarke who is 32 years old played the role of Daenerys Targaryen (in HBO’s Game of Thrones) who is supposed to be only 13 years old. So in theory, we can’t define an actress by her age but by her skills.
Back to the details, the film company had not yet announced who will play the male lead in the movie. It’s yet to be announced, but to ease the fans of the Korean movie, TinCan Films had released various photos of the scenes the Philippine remake would look like. One had showed Toni running on the train station, one who was about to punch (probably to punch whoever got Cha Tae-Hyun’s role) and another showing Toni wearing the iconic outfit.
In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, this year we will relive the classic Korean RomCom with its Philippine adaptation. On her birthday, we are proud to announce Toni Gonzaga is Philippines’ My Sassy Girl. #MySassyGirlPH pic.twitter.com/TUb9pCiBW5
— TINCAN (@tincanfilmsph) January 20, 2021