Ex-couple Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson are paired for the first time in a film.
This upcoming Star Cinema movie will be directed by Dan Villegas.
This project comes six years after Bea and Gerald were linked to each other. They became a couple in 2010, after Gerald and Kim Chiu ended their relationship.
Bea described her short relationship with Gerald as a "summer romance" in an article published in YES! magazine’s July 2013 issue. Bea said back then, "Whirlwind. Whirlwind ba tawag doon? Hindi? Fling? Ano? Summer romance. One season lang, e. Summer romance! It was fun. It was fun, parang 'yong ano, roller-coaster ride."
In an interview with ABS-CBN Entertainment earlier today, April 27, Bea disclosed that she and her ex-boyfriend were supposed to work on a project even before this movie.
She told ABS-CBN, "Excited ako kasi parang matagal na. Laging almost dapat magtatrabaho kami pero ngayon lang talaga natuloy. Baka ito yung tamang timing."
Meanwhile, Gerald already expected people to bring up their past relationship now that they are working with each other.
The actor explained, "Siyempre kasama talaga yun, it is what it is. Ganun talaga. Sa amin, gusto lang naming magbigay ng magandang movie despite kung ano man ang sasabihin ng iba. Kasama talaga 'yan, wala naman kaming magagawa."
How did they feel when they met each other for the first time for the movie?
Bea admitted, “To be totally honest, weird because first time namin magkakasama sa pelikula.”
Gerald agreed by saying, “Kahit sino naman, kapag may bagong leading lady ka or leading man, ganun talaga, magkakaroon talaga ng awkwardness.”
Bea looks forward to portraying a role that is different from what she has been doing for her past blockbuster movies.
"After Now that I Have You , ngayon lang ako gagawa ng extroverted character," admitted the Kapamilya actress.
"Very light siya, she says what she wants to say, very intuitive, extrovert. Di ba normally yung mga ginagawa kong character, very introvert, yung hindi mo alam yung iniisip, tahimik? Ngayon, siya yung galawgaw. Aside from that, sa relasyon, siya yung go-getter, siya yung alpha."
The 27-year-old actor said about his character, "Isa siyang probinsyano, laidback, parang ako lang. Mapagmahal siya sa pamilya. Marami akong goals sa buhay pero hindi kasing taas ng goals niya. Yun din ang difference ng relationship namin."
The other cast members have yet to be revealed but this new Star Cinema movie is expected to open in cinemas during the latter part of 2016.