Comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto lightens
up Thursday evening viewing via GMA-7's SRO Cinemaserye latest offering Moshi, Moshi, I Love You. The four-part
episode will premiere on October 15, after Shining Inheritance.
Joining Rufa Mae is Japanese-Brazilian
model-turned-actor Akihiro Sato, who will star in his first television acting
project after his Celebrity Duets 3
"Sigurado nervous and kasi she's a big
star, and then surprise, I find her very professional and I did all my best for
this first-time acting," Akihiro said about working with Rufa Mae.
The sexy comedienne, on the other hand,
found Akihiro intimidating at first, saying in her trademark delivery, "Ang laking
mama, ninerbyos ako, ha. All white, naka-shades tapos model, sabi ko, ‘Naku paano
'to baka hindi kami magkaintindihan.' Buti naman mabilis siyang maka-memorize at
nakaka-intindi siya ng Tagalog."
Both actors fortunately got over their
initial discomfort and found out that their distinct characters complement the
show's wacky concept. While Rufa Mae's natural flair for comedy is
a given, it is surprising to discover that Akihiro in person is actually far from
the stereotype we commonly associate with models.
Rufa Mae expressed great amazement with
her leading man's ability to throw punchlines and jokes.
"Ok lang din kahit pagtawanan siya,"
laughed Rufa Mae. "Pero ‘yon nga 'yong maganda sa kanya kasi game siya... Tawa
lang kami nang tawa dito sa show na ‘to."
REEL TO REAL. Rufa
Mae portrays the character of Perseveranda, a telenovela addict who finds
inspiration in the stories and characters of her favorite drama-romance series
while clinging to her belief that these programs mirror her own life.
One of her top favorites is the fictional Asian
telenovela Tokyo With Love starring the sensational Japanese actor Akihiro
Watanabe. Her admiration for the actor becomes an obsession when she learns that Akihiro will be visiting the
country to promote his hit television series.
Crazed by the desire to meet and hook up
with Akihiro, Perserveranda resorts to all crazy things just to gain Akihiro's undivided
attention. The desperate telenovela fanatic tags along with her good friend
Cora as they both join the win-a-date-with-Akihiro contest where they end up as
two of the finalists.
To Perseveranda's disappointment, Cora
is proclaimed winner, consequently dashing her hopes to win Akihiro's
admiration. To spoil her friend's good fortune, Perseveranda plans to sabotage
Cora's date with the dashing actor—unveiling in the process a kidnapping
attempt purportedly masterminded by Akihiro's own manager (portrayed by Alicia
Can Perseveranda save Akihiro from his
ruthless kidnappers? Will Akihiro's heart be blown away by Perseveranda's noble
deed? Who will earn Akihiro's love? Will Perseveranda's fantasy of a happy
ending finally bear fruit with Akihiro as her Prince Charming?
SRO Cinemaserye Moshi, Moshi, I Love You
is directed by Andoy Ranay, with Jun Lana as headwriter. Joining Rufa Mae,
Alicia, and Akihiro are Gloria Sevilla, Mosang and Ricci Chan. It will air on GMA-7 right after
Shining Inheritance starting October 15.