Bela Padilla is proving that she is way more than a pretty face. The actress is taking on multi-hyphenates as film producer and now, screenwriter after Star Cinema’s “Last Night”, which she wrote, received critical acclaim since it opened last week!
Directed by Joyce Bernal, “Last Night” stars Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual in a rather unusual story about two people meeting after they save a man from the railway tracks. They then decide to share one “last night” together.
Described as a “dark romantic comedy”, Bela started writing the screenplay while working on Ang Probinsyano, and even took a scriptwriting course under Ricky Lee so people won’t question her background. And now, the actress is reaping the fruits of her labor!
Among all the praises she’s received however, those that remain closest to her heart are from best friends Yassi Pressman and Dani Barretto.
On her Instagram post, Bela said:
Of all the beautiful things I’ve read about Last Night (thank you po!) these two will mean the most to me. I’ve been so emotional today because everything made sense. All the sleepless nights, taping and shooting and working non stop paid off today because I was given something I didn’t even dare dream of (I’m sorry but this is such a big deal to me 😂) and these two got me through all of those days. The good ones and the bad. Thank you, Yassi and Dani (and now Josh and Kimmy) for being the best people to be around. All my stories wouldn’t move if I had nobody to tell them to. The characters wouldn’t talk if I didn’t inject the people I love into them and they both know I use them in my stories. They both knew the whole story of Last Night before I even pitched it. But they both watched it and felt it the same way I did. As if they were learning about it for the first time. Thank you both for that. For being so supportive. For loving me even if I’m not as showy as both of you. For tolerating my “get off me” face when you hug me. And for allowing my silence after you both say “I love you”. I may not be as affectionate as you guys but know that the love I have for you is deep. Which is why your messages brought me to tears. Cheers to the sisters I chose to have ❤️