Imelda Marcos

Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos. Pic: AP

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne has gone the extra mile to ensure his immersive show “Here Lies Love” about Filipino ex-first lady Imelda Marcos is as authentic as possible: He’s done casting in Manila.

The Talking Heads frontman went to the Philippines over the July 4th holiday to add potential names to the British-based talent pool as he gears up to present the show in London in September.

Writes Byrne in an email: “We think we might have some important slots filled, but we won’t know which they are until we see the London actors in the next few days.”

Byrne, who teamed up with Fatboy Slim on the music, also waved away any notion that Marcos herself was being wooed, saying “we are not interested in involving her in our show.”

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