MANILA, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) – As early as now, Dingdong Dantes and Bea Alonzo scoffed at questions about a possible romance now that they are set to star as a love team in the upcoming movie “She’s the One” under Star Cinema.
Dantes is currently in a relationship with actress Marian Rivera, while Alonzo is the girlfriend of actor Zanjoe Marudo.
Alonzo said she believes viewers are wise enough to decipher which rumors are true or not.
“Feeling ko hindi na siya uso. People are smart enough to know kung ano ang totoo and hindi totoo. I trust the people,” she said.
Dantes, for his part, believes their personal lives will actually help them with their roles.
“This is how I see it – what we have sa personal lives namin, it actually helps us become more professional kasi sa mga kanya-kanya naming buhay, nakakakuha kami ng mga joy and learnings na naa-apply namin sa mga kanya kanya naming buhay and sa work,” he said.
Shoving off any possible intrigues between them, Dantes said he is just happy to be given the chance to work with Alonzo.
“Nakakamangha. Ako I also get to see ‘yung mga ginawa niyang movies, like kanina sa Cinema One pinalabas yung ‘The Mistress.’ Sabi ko parang napapaanood ko lang siya sa TV or sa big screen, ngayon katrabaho ko na. It’s a big thing, especially because we don’t get to work with each other always kasi magkaiba kami ng network,” he said.
Dantes said he is fortunate to see the real side of Alonzo, who is a prized actress of the Kapamilya network.
“Honestly, ako I really think and I believe that she’s sincerely a nice person. Kasi kung ano ang nakikita mo sa kanya on screen, ‘yun talaga siya. She’s transparent enough na malalaman mo how nice she is,” he said.
“She makes everything seem so light. Kahit anong klaseng set up iyan, kahit anong klaseng lugar, she’s very bubbly. Para sa akin, natutunan ko na not to take things too seriously sometimes. Relax lang din pero kapag roll na, biglang automatic, ang galing eh. Ibang klase,” he added.
Alonzo, on the other hand, said he likes how Dantes keeps himself grounded despite all his achievements.
“Na-humble ako kasi he’s been here for the longest time and matagal na siyang nasa posisyon niya pero hindi pa rin malaki ang ulo niya. Hindi siya nale-late and hindi siya nagde-demand. Sana maging ganun din ako. Gusto ko maging kagaya niya,” she said.
Just like Dantes, Alonzo said it is really an honor for her to work with the 33-year-old actor.
“Very smart, very sincere din. Siya ang closet geek for me. Masarap siyang kasama kasi parang kaya niyang makisama sa kahit sinong tao. Ang dali niyang pakisamahan. Ako talagang nag-wish ako na makatrabaho ko siya. Natupad. Hindi naman siya pinaplano, hindi ko rin sinabi sa Star Cinema pero nangyari. Nung nangyari, oo agad ako,” she said.
“She’s the One” marks the third consecutive year Dantes, a prized talent of GMA-7, is starring in a film produced by ABS-CBN’s Star Cinema.
The romantic-comedy film, which is expected to hit cinemas later this year, is among Star Cinema’s big-screen offerings in celebration of its 20th anniversary. (MNS)