Filipina actresses

Nadine Lustre ‘open to settling with Viva’ as she makes acting comeback

Nadine Lustre ‘open to settling with Viva’ as she makes acting comeback

NADINE LUSTRE. The actress, seen here at the ABS-CBN Ball in 2019, is negotiating with her management Viva Artist Agency as she joins a new film project.

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The actress recently joined a project with Viva Films

Nadine Lustre has recently joined a Viva Films project, leaving many fans wondering what had happened to her legal battle with former management Viva Artists Agency.

In January 2020, the actress said that she would be leaving Viva, and that she would be “self-managed” – a moved that Viva sued Nadine for, claiming that she had violated her contract with them.

In June, a Quezon City court ruled that Nadine should honor her contract with Viva, though the actress’ lawyer at the time, Lorna Kapunan, said that they would file a motion for reconsideration.

Now, the actress is in the middle of “ongoing negotiations to put an end to legal controversies between Nadine Lustre and Viva Artists Agency,” according to a November 3 statement from her current legal counsels Eirene Jhone Aguila and Gideon Peña.

“While Nadine is confident about the strength of her legal position, she remains open to amicably settling with Viva and proceeding under terms that are fair and mutually beneficial,” the statement said.

“Like Viva, Nadine looks forward to continuing to provide quality entertainment to audiences both local and across the globe,” it continued.

Nadine, who focused on her music career after leaving Viva, recently came out with the single “Wait For Me” – her last release before putting her music on pause to focus on acting.

Before releasing the single, filmmaker Yam Laranas posted a photo of her at a virtual table read with actors Diego Loyzaga and Epy Quizon, with Viva Films tagged in the post. –