Actress Iza Calzado is out of the John Lloyd Cruz-Sarah Geronimo reunion flick. The actress herself confirmed the news in an event last week.
In an interview with Pep.ph, Iza Calzado cited conflict in schedules as the reason why she's no longer part of the third installment of Sarah and John Lloyd's A Very Special Love series.
“Kasi ang taping nila John Lloyd for A Beautiful Affair ay T-Th (Tuesday-Thursday), ako naman M-W-F (Monday-Wednesday-Friday), so hindi po talaga magsalubong ang aming schedule. Of course, it is their film, the priority is their schedule. Ako naman po ay nakasali dun. I would think na lang na siguro this is not meant to be my comeback film for Star Cinema. Maybe it’s something else,” said Iza who previously became a part of Star Cinema movie, Milan topbilled by Piolo Pascual and Claudine Barretto.
Early reports mentioned Iza's inclusion in the said film to be helmed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. According to Iza, she was very excited to work with Direk Cathy and the tandem of Sarah and John Lloyd since she's a fan of the love team.
“Siyempre nanghihinayang naman ako. Ang pangit naman sabihin na walang panghihinayang. Siyempre I was looking forward to working with John Lloyd, Sarah and everybody else on the set and Direk Cathy. Pero marami talagang proyekto na nand’yan na, nawawala pa. And sometimes it’s really for the best,” she said.
According to some reports, Iza Calzado will be replaced by Kapuso star Isabelle Daza as the third wheel in the Miggy-Laida film series. Isabelle, the daughter of Miss Universe 1969 and actress Gloria Diaz had already meet with Star Cinema executives late September for the said movie (read related article here).