Love Me Tomorrow, starring Piolo Pascual, Coleen Garcia, and Dawn Zulueta, has earned P13 million in the box-office during its May 25 opening day.
This was revealed by Star Cinema through its Instagram account at around 1 am today, May 26.
Coleen plays the third wheel to the tandem of Dawn and Piolo in this movie directed by Gino Santos. This coming-of-age film is graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
The young actress recalled, “Actually, they really said it was a Piolo-Dawn project.
“So sabi ko, ‘Ah okay, baka ano, baka anak ako or kapatid somewhere.'”
Her co-stars Piolo and Dawn, who were also present at the blogcon, laughed when they heard Coleen thinking that she would be cast as a daughter in the film.
She clarified, “Kapatid naman! Nag-kapatid din ako!
“I had no idea the story was gonna be something like this because it’s not something we used to see in the cinemas.”
The 25-year-old actress said she did not hesitate to accept the role of Janine but she did feel pressured, just like when she starred in her first solo movie last year, Ex with Benefits.
She recalled, “Actually kasi, when I started shooting my first film, the pressure was very real for me because it’s my first solo film.
“And then next project [Love Me Tomorrow], pressure pa rin! Parang nagpapatong-patong yung pressure.”
However, she remains thankful for the projects and challenges given to her through her roles.
“Of course I feel very very grateful especially to Star Cinema kasi grabe yung trust na binibigay nila sa 'kin. I’m very honored and I’m very grateful.”
MILLENNIAL LOLITA. Being dubbed as the Philippine cinema’s “Millennial Lolita,” Coleen said her character in this film represents the modern-day youth.
She said about her character Janine, “She’s a millennial. She’s 25 years old and she’s very now.
“Like she’s very much representative of what the youth is like today. She’s very youthful.”
“She’s in the fashion industry, blogger siya.
“Socialite siya but it’s not really, wala siyang profession per se. She does it as a hobby.”
As the story progresses, Coleen's character undergoes a major change triggered by her encounters with the characters of Piolo and Dawn.
“In a way, at the start of the film, she’s a bit superficial.
“Parang hindi pa niya nahahanap yung meaning of life sa kanya. She’s never really tasted fulfillment.
“She’s never really achieved anything on her own.”
In a way, Coleen said that at 23, she can also relate to Janine’s struggles because they are of the same age bracket.
“I think I can relate in a way because she’s my age and a lot of my friends also at this age are kind of lost, kind of still trying to figure out who they are.
“She’s on that journey trying to figure out who she is and who she wants to be.”