Montes mentioned the 2000 family drama film “” as an inspiration for a movie she is hoping to do in the near future.
The Star Cinema film starred Vilma Santos as a domestic helper in Hong Kong who returns to the Philippines, only to find out that her efforts overseas to provide for her family has estranged her from her children.
In films, she starred in the romantic drama A Moment in Time (2013), as Jillian Linden, for which she was nominated for the FAMAS Award for Best Actress, and the romantic horror Halik sa Hangin (2015), as Mia Generoso, for which she earned a nomination for the Young Critics Circle Award for Best Performance.
Other film appearances include the romantic comedy The Reunion (2012), the horror adventure The Strangers (2012) and the independent drama Padre de Familia (2016).
Initially, Muling Buksan Ang Puso was originally planned to be premiered back-to-back with Got to Believe on July 8, 2013, replacing Apoy Sa Dagat and Missing You.
But due to the request of Koreanovela fans and the postponement of Got to Believe in favor of Korean drama That Winter, the Wind Blows, it was first premiered in the -pm timeslot instead, taking over the timeslot previously occupied by Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.
The song was originally sung by Basil Valdez for a 1985 Serialized Comic to film, starring Vilma Santos and Lorna Tolentino.
After Mara Clara ended, she starred in the critically acclaimed romantic drama Walang Hanggan (2012), as Katerina Alcantara, for which she won the Princess of Philippine Television Award, and in Muling Buksan Ang Puso (2013), as Sarah Beltran.
While Montes has had numerous leading men onscreen, this is not the case in real life, the actress said.
According to Montes, she is not even entertaining suitors at this time.
.” Montes has since left the primetime hit after her character, Mona, died tragically.
Now, the former child star is setting sights on a role she considers a dream project.