Dolly de Leon continuing international projects following end of actors strike

Kristofer Purnell - Philstar.com
Dolly de Leon continuing international projects following end of actors strike
After "Triangle of Sadness," Dolly de Leon will be seen in Hollywood films "Grand Death Lotto," directed by "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig and starring John Cena and Awkwafina; and "Between Temples" with Jason Schwartzman.
Dolly de Leon via Instagram

MANILA, Philippines — Following the end of the actors strike in Hollywood, actress Dolly de Leon is now able to discuss the international projects she's been involved in.

During the opening night of the 11th QCinema International Film Festival at Gateway Mall, Dolly spoke with several members of the media including Philstar.com to share updates on the projects she's working on outside the Philippines.

This includes the second season of "Nine Perfect Strangers" with Nicole Kidman, Murray Bartlett, Liv Ullmann, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, and Aras Aydin which was supposed to begin shooting last September however the strike postponed production.

"Start na ako sa January, mag-shoot na kami sa Germany ng 'Nine Perfect Strangers'," Dolly said with a smile. "Puwede ko na rin pag-usapan, hindi na bawal."

Also anticipated next year are the releases of two movies Dolly shot, Paul Feig's "Grand Death Lotto" with John Cena, Awkwafina, Simu Liu, Seann William Scott, Sam Asghari, and Leslie David Baker, and Nathan Silver's "Between The Temples" starring Jason Schwartzman.

The opening film of this year's QCinema International Film Festival was 2023 Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion winner "Poor Things" by Yorgos Lanthimos, a director Dolly has previously said she wants to work with someday.

"Yes! Gusto ko talaga siya makatrabaho, tsaka I've heard a lot of good things about him, mabait daw sa set," Dolly told Philstar.com. "Kaya ako nandito ngayon because I love his work."

Prior to "Poor Things," the Greek filmmaker directed Oscar-nominated films "The Favourite," "The Lobster" and "Dogtooth" as well as other eccentric movies such as "The Killing of Sacred Deer" and "Alps."

Even amid the Hollywood strike, Dolly has had a busy 2023 following the extensive marketing of 2022 Palme d'Or winner "Triangle of Sadness" during the previous awards circuit.

Dolly appeared in two films at this year's Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival "Ang Duyan ng Magiting" and "Iti Mapukpukaw," winning Best Supporting Actress for the latter.

The movie was the first-ever animated feature to be nominated and win Best Film at the prestigious festival and was later selected as the Philippines' entry for the Best International Feature Film of the 2024 Academy Awards.

The actress also appeared in the Netflix Filipino remake of "Keys to the Heart" and arguable the biggest Filipino movie of the year "A Very Good Girl" opposite Kathryn Bernardo.

RELATED: Dolly de Leon, 'Iti Mapukpukaw' make history at Cinemalaya 2023

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