Bea Alonzo As Native Princess In “1521” Film Earns Comments

These are the different reactions of netizens about Bea Alonzo playing as a native princess in this film.

BEA ALONZO – Kapuso actress Bea Alonzo is starring in the “1521” film and people online have these mixed reactions about her role.

“1521: The Battle of Mactan” was announced last year as an international film that stars Bea Alonzo. Director Michael Copon shared that this film will not focus on the battle but on the love story of a native princess Magellan’s handsome translator.

Bea is “Didi” or “Diwata” and she falls in love with the handsome translator played by Puerto Rican actor Hector David Jr. and their story is the “heart and soul” of the movie.

The makers of the film assured that they did a lot of research and consulted with historians. The story will also be told based on the perspective of Lapulapu.

And recently, the official trailer has been released and the mestiza actress playing a native “katutubo” princess earned comments from people online. Some believed that with her fair skin and foreign features, she was a miscast.

As much as we know, native Pinays have “kayumanggi” skin or brown skin. Some netizens expressed that she is more like among the colonizers that being among natives. The use of English language for the entire film is also offensive to some as this is a part of the history.

Check out the trailer:

Here are some of the comments from the post:

This is such a disrespect sa mga katutubo natin, paano sila natutong mag Ingles eh hindi naman yan ang first language ng mga katutubong Pilipino.

why did i think bea alonzo was gonna be among the spanish conquistadors, not the “young native princess” in question?

How can two non-English speaking nations in “1521” communicate so well in fluent English

this is not the representation that we want to see.

Why not use local dialects And have a subtitle in English? Bea is too mestiza for the role


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