Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz star in A Very Special Love, a Star Cinema movie that will open in theaters nationwide on July 30, 2008. Photo: Courtesy of Star Cinema


Star Cinema offers a new tandem for viewers to watch for: Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz have been chosen to topbill its newest romantic movie titled A Very Special Love. Watch the new love team in this movie directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.


During the press conference of the movie last Tuesday, June 24, at Burgoo restaurant, Tomas Morato, Sarah and John Lloyd faced the press to answer questions regarding their first movie together.

How did Sarah become comfortable working with John Lloyd Cruz? "It came naturally as we worked together. Nahihiya ako sa kanya noon una pero tinanggal ko yung hiya ko so okay na kami," reveals the pop singer.


John Lloyd recalls the time when they worked together in an episode of Maalala Mo Kaya, which was recently shown again on ABS-CBN. "Noon po kasing ginawa namin ang MMK, isang tanong-isang sagot po 'yan. Isang tanong ako at isang sagot siya and then, that's it!"

"Pero nagulat na lang din ako, ang ganda...parang wala naman kaming ginawa after Maalaala Mo Kaya, pero pagpasok namin sa pelikula, parang ang bilis. Parang hindi na namin kailangang mag-adjust sa pelikula. Parang nawala na ang hiya niya. Walang hiya na siya," jokes the actor who was named as the Box Office King during the 2007 Guillermo Mendoza Awards for the Star Cinema movie One More Chance.


When Direk Cathy Garcia-Molina was asked to comment about the chemistry between John Lloyd and Sarah, she observes, "Meron nang inherent chemistry yung dalawa sa MMK. We just started from there. Sa kanila na nanggaling...there is really something between the two. When they look at each other, that's just it. Hindi ko na kailangang mag-direk!"

How did John Lloyd react to his first-time leading lady Sarah during the shooting of the movie? "Sa totoo po, si John Lloyd at first, naninimbang ng konti. Kasi with Bea [Alonzo], alam na ni John Lloyd kung paano magre-react si Bea. That was just a day or two, after that, silang dalawa na lang ang nagchi-chikahan."


SYNOPSIS. A Very Special Love is about two young people with totally different backgrounds but they discover that love truly knows no barriers.

Sarah plays Laida, the breadwinner of her family. John Lloyd is Miggy of the Montenegro clan, the owner of several businesses including a publishing firm that he manages.

Laida is hired as an editorial assistant of one of the magazines named Bachelor, which Miggy publishes. The boss decides to make Laida his own personal assistant and even forces to pretend to be his girlfriend during an event. Pretty soon, Laida's dedication to her job and the special attention that she was receiving from the big boss caught the attention of the other employees. She became the butt of jokes and gossip started being spread about her in the office. Is it possible for someone like her to fall in love with a guy who is a snob and a braggart?


A Very Special Love also stars Gio Alvarez, Matet de Leon, Joross Gamboa, Al Tantay, Irma Adlawan, Bernard Palanca, and Miles Hernandez. This Star Cinema movie open in theaters nationwide on July 30, 2008.





Trailer courtesy of Star Cinema