MEGAN Young and Andrea Torres are working together for the first time in “Alyas Robin Hood”, where they will be competing for the attention of lead actor Dingdong Dantes. We won’t be surprised if they’d really feel some rivalry between them. After all, Megan’s beau, Mikael Daez, is the on screen ka-loveteam of Andrea and they’ve been paired in several soaps before where they did some hot love scenes. How do they feel now that they’re working with each other?
“Okay lang, wala namang competition between us,” says Megan. “People ask me if I don’t get jealous sa romantic scenes nina Mikael and Andrea. The answer is no, kasi we all know naman na trabaho lang ang lahat. Huwag na lang sana kaming gawaan ng intriga.”
“Yes, walang rivalry sa amin, so walang issue,” adds Andrea. “Pati 'yung pagpapa-sexy namin sa ‘Alyas Robin Hood’, nilalagyan ng kulay as to who’s sexier between the two of us, pero ayaw naming magpa-pressure. Enjoy kami to work with each other.”
This week in “Alyas Robin Hood”, Dingdong as Pepe is framed up for killing his own dad. Cherie Gil as Maggie and Sid Lucero as Dean do everything to make sure that Dingdong will be convicted for a crime that Sid himself committed. Sid also plans Dingdong’s death to get rid of him for good. On the way to the courthouse, the vehicle that will transport Dingdong from jail is bombed and falls off the bridge and into the river.
His foes think Dingdong has died. Sid is rejoicing because he can now have Megan as Sarri for himself. But Dingdong is rescued by a very athletic girl, Andrea as Venus, and her dad, Rey PJ Abellana as Leandro. Venus and her dad will help train Dingdong to be the hooded crimefighter that he will soon be transformed into. They will attend a big event at the Metropolitan Museum where the Black Triad Pearls will be on display. This will be the first instance where Dingdong’s fighting skills as Alyas Robin Hood will be tested.
STAR CINEMA JUMPS GUN ON VIVA
ANGEL Locsin plays the title role in Star Cinema’s newest offering, “The Third Party”, which has a very unusual story. This is her second movie this year after “Everything About Her” with Rep. Vilma Santos.
In the story, Angel plays Andi, an events organizer and aspiring fashion designer whose first love is Sam Milby as Max, but Sam broke up with her saying their relationship is not working. Years later, she hears again from Sam, saying he’s introducing someone to her. She thought that this someone, Zanjoe Marudo, is a guy Sam wants to match with her because she’s been loveless for sometime.
So you can imagine Angel’s surprise when Sam introduces Zanjoe as: “This is Christian, my boyfriend.” Yes, there is a gay angle in the story and we think Star rushed the play date of this movie to pre-empt the showing of another movie with the same theme, “Bakit Lahat ng Guwapo, May Boyfriend?” starring Dennis Trillo, Anne Curtis and Paolo Ballesteros from Viva. We think Viva should now let some months pass first before they show their own gay love triangle movie and not show it right after “The Third Party” as this will be to their disadvantage.
“Napakatapang ng Star Cinema sa project na ito dahil it’s not the usual romantic comedy that we do,” says Angel. “It shows kung ano ang feeling ng first love, tapos nagkahiwalay kayo, at nang magkita kayo uli, iba na ang kapiling niya. Same sex na. At bale ako ang naging third party sa relasyon nila.”
SAM CLARIFIES HE'S NOT IN A GAY MOVIE
“IT'S not just a gay movie,” says Sam Milby about 'The Third Party.' “It’s about relationships, between friends na mga mature na tao, tapos nagsanga-sanga ang story and shows what they have to resolve as mature persons. It’s the first time na may ganitong klaseng characters in a movie na ibang-iba ang dynamics.”
“All of us are leads here, the major characters,” says Zanjoe. “It’s a very modern take on an unconventional love story na ngayon pa lang namin lahat nagawa. Sam and I are both doctors here. He’s a pediatric oncologist and I’m a cosmetic surgeon. Kung minsan, may awkward situations involving us pero pinagtatawanan na lang namin and we had lots of fun sa shooting.”
We ask Angel how is it working with Sam and Zanjoe? “At first, I thought mao-OP ako sa kanila, out of place, kasi masyado silang close, but masaya kaming lahat sa set. At pareho silang magaling in their respective roles. I first worked with Sam in an episode of ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ and in the teleserye ‘Only You’, but it’s our first movie together. Si Zanjoe naman, nakasama ko na sa movie na ‘One More Try’ which was a Metro filmfest entry. Maganda ang naging bonding namin sa set kasi after work, lumalabas pa kami nang magkakasama para kumain.”
Written by Charlene Esguerra and Patrick Valencia based on a story by Enrico Santos, “The Third Party” also stars Alma Moreno, Cherry Pie Picache, Al Tantay, Matet de Leon, Beauty Gonzales, Carla Martinez, Katrina Legaspi and Mariz Racal, opening in theaters nationwide on October 12.
ANGEL WAITING FOR MR. RIGHT
WITH regard to her own love life, Angel Locsin says she remains loveless after her break up with Luis Manzano who’s now linked to Jessy Mendiola. “Hindi ako naghahanap,” she adds. “Kusa namang dumarating 'yan at the right time. So hindi kailangang pilitin. I just hope the next one who comes along will really be the Mr. Right for me.”