I ASKED Jericho Rosales after the presscon of Quantum Films’ official entry to the MMFF (Metro Manila Film Festival) 2018 if the same experience that his character in “The Girl in the Orange Dress” ever happened. Or an incident that is even closest to it.
“Wala namang ganoong nangyari. Parang mahirap ‘yun.”
His character in the movie he stars with Jessy Mendiola where he portrays the character of Rye, the Superstar. And he shares one night with a mystery girl (Anna) that gets viral in social media.
“At first, I didn’t know how I will start sa paggawa ko ng character ni Rye. Good thing, naisip ko na gawing peg si Sam (Milby, his co-star in the soap “Halik”). Hindi niya alam. Ngayon, alam na niya.”
He and leading lady shared their “hugots” in life.
“Marami akong learnings. I admit there was a time na gusto ko na muna mag-quit. In my younger days, rebelde. Mainipin. Now am taking each day as it comes. I have to embrace that now. Kaya naman, ang prayer ko now is for fame not to get in my head.”
Echo said that he is planning to take that much needed vacation with wife Kim next year.
“Pero sa Christmas, I will spend our alone time together. Sa family lunch or dinner ng 24 and 25th. Then I will just whisk her off to somewhere para kanyang-kanya na ako. We are not planning to have a kid yet kasi nga because of our schedules. Hindi ko pa nga fully nabibigay my time for her. I just wanna spend that with her.”
Jessy admitted that there was a time when she’s had enough of the bashing and negative issues being thrown at her.
“Nag-decide na ako mag-quit. And yes, Luis (Manzano) knew about it and sinusuportahan naman niya ako. I just felt na baka hindi naman ako para rito. Until this project came. Ang balak ko kasi magbalik-aral na lang. And from there at saka ko titingnan ang mangyayari. Ako na rin nagsabi sa ABS-CBN, sa Star Magic na I wanted to take a break na muna. But this came.”
Is marriage part of that decision?
“Ay, no. Ang kasal napapag-usapan lang namin ni Luis in passing. Wala pa kaming pina-plano about that.”
Two rebels in their lifetimes. Just like Rye the Superstar and Anna the happy go lucky kick-ass girl in their movie.
Direk Jay Abello and producer Atty. Joji Alonso found the fresh and cute team up the “kilig” entry in the festival.
Find out why “orange” is this season’s color of love.
Would you like to wear that orange dress and be the girl who accidentally landed in a Superstar’s company?
Kilig na tayo kay Lino in “Halik.” Lalo na sa pelikulang ito.
“The Girl in the Orange Dress” also stars Nico Antonio, Via Antonio, Sheena Halili, Cai Cortez, Juan Miguel Severo and Ria Atayde.
This is not your typical lovestory. It is also the story about friendship!
“MMK” (Maalaala Mo Kaya) will feature the story of the Sibuyan Siblings in this Saturday’s (December 8, 2018) episode.
Director Giselle Andres collaborated with writers Jaymar Santos Castro and Arah Jell Badayos to capture the story of the siblings as researched by April Kristine Jalandra, Kevin Alambra and Chona Marie Catibog.
Real life sibs Ria and Arjo Atayde essay the roles of Rosedel and Armin with Ernie Garcia as Domeng, Tetchie Agbayani as Titing, Alex Medina as Andrew, Angelo Ilagan as Ben and Jacqui Leus as Rodelisa.
In a hidden paradise of Sibuyan, in which bodies of water are as blue as the sky and dense mountains boast thousands of undiscovered species, lives young Marin siblings named Armin (10) and Rosedel (9).
The siblings are two peas in a pod creating simple joys and memories in the island. With pure innocence and awe, they make a vow to each other to never leave the place and make sure that their future families will inherit the beauty of Sibuyan.
However, due to its seclusion, the siblings have to migrate to Manila to be able to attend and finish college – the ultimate dream of their parents, Domingo (33) and Timotea (35) who were unable to finish elementary.
Together, Rosedel (18) and Armin (19) live in a chaotic Manila, where they struggled financially to finish Commerce and Civil Engineering, respectively. In spite of the separation from their sanctuary, Armin makes sure that his sister feels paradise in his company, protecting and sacrificing his welfare for her comfort.
Until the two successfully graduate from college and are excited to come back to Sibuyan and fulfill their vows.
But shortly after, Rosedel gets pregnant. Armin despises this silently – feeling betrayed and concerned for her sister who apparently marries at an early age. Due to that, Rosedel remains in Manila while Armin goes back to Sibuyan to help their family, give back to their parents, and help send their other seven siblings to school.
Unfortunately, after three years, Rosedel (23) is widowed and is pushed to come home to Sibuyan while grieving for her loss. There, Armin (24) accepts his sister despite his disappointment in her. He even takes care of Rosedel’s children – loving, providing for them, and showing them the beauty of the paradise where he and Rosedel grew up.
As the siblings fulfill their postponed vow, a private mining company storms Sibuyan bringing the threat of destruction and exploitation to their paradise. The siblings stand side by side fighting bravely for their home.
However, not everyone in the island shares the same compassion as the siblings, with some who are persuaded with money and power thus siding with the outsiders. Until Armin receives death threats. Then, Rosedel (42) becomes afraid of losing her job amidst joining Armin’s (43) crusade.
But Armin remains firm while Rosedel’s cowardness gets the best of her, leaving the latter’s side and letting him fight the powerful company alone.
One day, in one of the rallies Armin holds, the older brother is mercilessly shot in the mouth and dies – sending a clear message of absolute rule from the mining company. With grief and guilt, Rosedel fights her fears and demons – finding in her true courage that Armin has inspired – a catalyst she uses to push on with her brother’s battle.
Soon, because of the courage Armin had shown to the community of Sibuyan, the whole community wakes up from deceit and manipulation. With them, Rosedel is able to win Armin’s fight and is able to jail her brother’s killer.
Now, the paradise is free from the mining company. Rosedel doesn’t stop from their place, even helping the other province of Sibuyan to get rid of mining and preserve nature. Now, more than ever, Rosedel learns how to be courageous for herself, fulfilling their vow to each other. At present, Rosedel (54) still lives in Sibuyan with her family and has been a volunteer of ABS-CBN’s Lingkod Kapamilya – Bantay Kalikasan.
Get to know the fighter and crusader on Saturday’s “MMK”!