Italian TV host-singer Andrea de Lugo was introduced to the Philippine media during the press conference given by GMA Films held at the 17th floor of GMA-7 in Quezon City. The female singer is the love interest of Dennis Trillo in the upcoming movie I.T.A.L.Y. (I Trust And Love You), which will be shown in theaters nationwide starting September 17, 2008.
The two stars shared a passionate kiss that was witnessed by the press people. Later on, Mark Herras also gave an equally dramatic kiss to Barbara Clara, a former beauty queen from Venezuela who is now a TV host-singer in Italy. Andrea and Barbara are part of the female duo called Cinema 2, which recently released the 14-track album from Viva Records called Chicas de Contrabando.
Andrea admitted that she has kissed the matinee idol three times already. "This is a special thing for me. For me, Dennis is a teacher. Because in two weeks, he [was able to] teach me how [to be] an actress. All moments are unforgettable."
For his part, Dennis admitted that it was his first time to
kiss a foreigner. "Sobrang masaya ako, dahil heto yung first time niya na
gumawa ng pelikula. Bukod sa magaling siyang artista para sa isang first-timer,
sobrang talented din siya. Magaling siyang singer—and nakita ko rin siyang
In the movie I.T.A.L.Y., Dennis is cast as Paolo Guzman, a businessman in search for his former love Sophia (played by Andrea). Paolo is one of the passengers of the cruise ship Costa Magica where Jolina Magdangal, Eugene Domingo, Mark Herras, and Rufa Mae Quinto work as crew members. Rhian Ramos is also another passenger who will become attracted to the character of Mark.
Andrea had this to say about working with an all-Filipino
cast for I.T.A.L.Y.: "I really loved working with the Filipinos and
I wish I could stay longer. But I will always remember all of this. Especially
my first movie titled I.T.A.L.Y. I cannot forget this because everyone
was so nice to me. Hope I can work with everyone again soon."
GMA Films' newest movie will have its premiere this Sunday, September 14, at SM Megamall. A primer about the movie will air before Eat Bulaga on September 13 on GMA-7.
I.T.A.L.Y. (I Trust And Love You) will open in
theaters nationwide starting September 17, 2008.
Trailer courtesy of GMA Films