Jennylyn warns Dennis about her hot scenes with Derek

  • Written by Mario Bautista
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JENNYLYN Mercado is so pleased that this early, some quarters are predicting she’d win another best
actress award in the coming Metro filmfest for her entry, ‘All of You’, but she wouldn’t bank on it.
“Dapat, mapanood muna 'yung ibang entries bago magsalita ng ganyan,” she says. “But still, salamat sa
tiwala nila sa’kin kasi compared to my other two films where I won awards before, ‘English Only,
Please’ and ‘Walang Forever’, mas mature talaga at mas challenging ang papel na ginampanan ko rito sa
‘All of You’. Medyo takot magmahal 'yung character ko rito kasi galing sa isang masakit na
relationship. E, hindi naman ako ganun, kahit naranasan ko na rin 'yung masaktan. Ito na rin 'yung
pinaka-daring na ginawa ko in terms of love scenes with Derek Ramsay. Tinodo ko na rito. I trusted our
director, Dan Villegas, alam ko namang in good taste at hindi laswaan lang lalabas ang bedscenes

Will her current BF Dennis Trillo watch it with her? “Tinimbrihan ko na siya at sabi niya,
hindi raw siya manonood para hindi siya mailang. At okay na rin sa’kin 'yun, para hindi rin ako

Jen says the passing year, 2017, has been a good year for her, on and off cam. She’s now in
better terms with Patrick Garcia, the dad of her love son Alex Jazz.

“Thanks to him and his wife, si Nikka, na napakabait at very supportive kay  Alex,” she says.
“Nikka is very understanding. Everytime na dalawin nila si Alex, buong family sila, kasama ang
daughters nila, so lumalaki si Alex na close sa dad niya, stepmom and his sisters.”

Is Alex also close to her current BF, Dennis Trillo? “Yes,  Tito ang tawag niya kay Dennis at
naglalaro sila.”

How about to Dennis’ own love son, Calix? “Bihira namin siyang makita. ’Pag may okasyon lang
like kung birthday niya at ngayon, Christmas and New Year.”
So will they be going away this holiday season? “No, I have to promote my entry, ‘All of You’,
may parade of stars pa and may awards night na required kami to attend so hindi puwedeng umalis.”


EDGAR Allan Guzman or EA first gained fame when he won the title in the Mr. Pogi contest of “Eat
Bulaga” in 2006. He has since worked not only with GMA-7 but also with TV5 and ABS-CBN. He’s now back
to being a Kapuso playing the role of Ryan in “My Korean Jagiya”. “He started as parang contravida kay
Heart Evangelista but lately, bumait na siya,” he says. “Hanggang February pa raw kami extended.”

He has also done several films and won the Cinemalaya and Golden Screen best actor awards in
2011 for his fine portrayal of the lead character in the indie film, “Ligo na U, Lapit na Me”. He
currently plays one of the two lead roles in the Metro-Manila Filmfest entry, “Dedma Walking”, where
he and Joross Gamboa play gay best friends.
“I’ve played gay roles several times before, sa movies in ‘I Do Bidoo’ and ‘Working Beks’, sa
TV in two episodes of ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’,” he says. “But this is the loudest gay character I’ve played
so far, flamboyant talaga siya, malandi. I’m a theatre actor here na part ng Crying Divas, with Ricci
Chan and Jojit Lorenzo as mga kasama ko sa grupo ng drag performers. Iniipit ko ang manhood ko kapag
nagpe-perform kaming naka-gown at sobrang hirap pala noon. Best friend ko si Joross and when he
learned he’s dying, ako ang kinasabwat niya to stage his fake death and wake para malaman niya ang
tunay na feelings ng mga tao about him sa eulogy para sa kanya.”

Those who’ve seen the film says he’s really good. Does he expect to win another acting award
for this?

“No. I would like to win kasi matagal na since the last time I won for the stage play ‘Bona’
sa Aliw Awards. I miss the feeling nung nananalo ka, but I’m not expecting to win. Basta I did my best
at bahala na ang jurors.”

It’s easy for him to play a gay role since he has a gay brother in real life. “I love him and
respect him so much. I’m really proud of him. Through him, I’ve known how a gay person truly loves and
nalaman ko rin kung paano tanggapin at mahalin ang isang gay.”

He used to clash a lot with his manager, Noel Ferrer, about his girlfriend then at TV5, Shaira
Mae de la Cruz, but they’ve since broken up.

“I have no lovelife now. I want to devote all my time sa career ko kasi nagpapagawa ako ng
bagong bahay. Hopefully, by next year, makalipat kami ng family ko sa aming new house. I realized na
tama ang manager ko, no need na magmadali sa lovelife at marami pang ibang opportunities na darating
for me.”


DIRECTOR Frank Lloyd Mamaril is best known as a concert director. His Lani Misalucha “Love Concert”
won as the best concert of the year from the PMPC Star Awards for Music last year. He has also
directed concerts of Regine Velasquez, Martin Nievera, Julie Anne San Joe, Morisette and the 2013 Miss
World Pageant.
A UST masscomm graduate, he rose up the ranks at ABS-CBN as a production assistant, reseacher
until he started directing life style shows about fashion like MetroWear Series and Jewelmer’s Dress
Mapping. He did quality videos for ABS-CBN Publishing and eventually put up his own company, FLM
Creatives Inc. that makes videos for TV, events and new media.
He trained his own team of people to create the brand he has in mind. His passion for video
and TV production brought him to Italy and Belgium to produce a TV special and also helped him create
a credible name in the industry, earning the trust of clients and making their company’s portfolio
grow profitably.
When his company started, he said he will never go into making his own movies, but it was Boss
Vic del Rosario who advised him: “Hindi ka talaga makikilala unless gumawa ka ng pelikula.”
So now, he intends to go into film production this 2018 to make him a true Multi-Media
Director. He already has the script for a rom-com about a love story that is affected by social media
and technology, something very now and very millennial. We tell him it will be an uphill battle for
him since the big stars are with the top networks and he also doesn’t have yet the machinery to
produce, market, distribute and promote an entire movie.
He says he is aware of that, so here’s wishing him the best of luck as he embark on a new
aspect of his career as a movie producer and director for next year. To help young people, he teaches
filmmaking at College of St. Benilde and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela. “I want to train
students and young people on how to appreciate film and later help in making them,” he says.