After portraying a vigilante in action-drama The Janitor, Dennis Trillo returns to being a romantic lead.
In the 10th edition of Cinemalaya, Dennis portrayed an ex-cop tasked to kill the perpetrators of a heinous crime.
During the awards night of Cinemalaya X held recently, The Janitor won awards for Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Screenplay.
Nicco Manalo also bagged the Best Supporting Award for his portrayal of a torture victim in The Janitor.
(To view list of Cinemalaya 2014 winners, CLICK HERE)
Even though Dennis lost the Cinemalaya Best Actor plum to Robert Arevalo for Hari ng Tondo, Dennis says that he relished the chance to shoot action sequences for this police drama.
In an interview with Dennis held earlier on August 12, he said about his character Crisanto Espina, "Pulis ako na natanggal sa serbisyo dahil nasangkot ako sa isang anomalya kaya na-suspend ako.
"Sa role ko sa The Janitor, ni-require ako ni Direk Mike [Tuviera] na mag bulk up ng konti dahil sa role ko na pulis.
"Bago ako natanggal bilang pulis, isa akong promising na pulis kaya maalam siya sa baril, hand-to-hand combat, grappling saka kung ano-ano pang pakikipaglaban."
For his next movie, Dennis will be paired with Maja Salvador in Now and Forever.
When asked about his role in Now and Forever, Dennis told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "Para akong jack-of-all-trades. Kuwento ito ng dalawang nagmamahalan na talagang meant for each other pero bago nangyari iyon, marami silang pinagdaanan.
"Hindi nila alam na para sila sa isa't isa dahil maraming involved na sino-sino."
When asked if he will shoot love scenes with Maja, Dennis revealed: "Meron. Nire-require iyon ng kuwento pero siyempre, hindi naman siya yung basta-basta na love scene. Gagawin naman yun ng director namin na hindi malaswa."
Produced by Regal Films, this movie is directed by Dondon Santos.
Dennis will soon be seen on GMA-7 for the medical drama series Sa Puso ni Dok.
As for Maja, she is now working on her upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye titled Bridges where she will act opposite John Lloyd Cruz and Jericho Rosales.