Richard Gomez on remastered film: "Dito kami naging mag-boyfriend-girlfriend ni Dawn Zulueta sa movie na ito."

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Richard Gomez on his movie with Dawn Zulueta titled Hihintayin Kita sa Langit (1991): "It's something to remember."


Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta attended the premiere of their digitally restored film classic Hihintayin Kita sa Langit at Glorietta 4 Cinemas in Makati City last night February 27.

In a quick interview with Richard, he expressed gratitude to ABS-CBN Film Restoration for choosing his first movie with Dawn.

The actor recalled, “This is very important kasi when it was first shown in 1991, this is the first movie na nakapagbigay akin ng acting award sa Urian, my very first acting award.”

He pointed out how this movie helped him become closer to Dawn, who became his girlfriend through while filming Hihintayin Kita sa Langit.

“Well, on record, dito kami naging mag-boyfriend-girlfriend ni Dawn Zulueta, sa movie na ito.

“It's memorable because Batanes is such a beautiful place, 'no.

“Up to this day, pinag-uusapan pa rin ang movie na ito dahil sa Batanes.

“Doon talaga kami nagkasama ni Dawn, shooting the movie, being together and knowing each other,” he said with a smile.

Asked if there will be another project for him to work with Dawn, Richard replied, “Siguro. Hindi natin alam. It depends. Hindi natin alam kung ano ang matutuloy.

“I'm happy na maraming fans na naghihintay ng movie.”

Richard and Dawn first reunited after a long time in the movie She's Dating the Gangster (2014), topbilled by the Kathniel love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.

Then, they did a movie with Bea Alonzo titled
The Love Affair (2015).

Most recently, Richard and Dawn played husband and wife in ABS-CBN's defunct primetime series
You're My Home (2016).

FOR YOUNGER GENERATION. Richard was later on joined by his ex-girlfriend and leading lady Dawn.

They were both happy that even younger audiences appreciate their movie, which was shown more than two decades ago.

The actor-turned-politician said, “It's also nice because yung mga younger generation will be able to watch beautiful Filipino classic movies, which is right now mapapanood.

“I'm happy that people are happy that Richard and Dawn fans are here tonight, watching this movie. It's actually something to remember.”

Dawn briefly added, “Maraming-maraming salamat sa kanila. Sa fans namin noon na may pamilya, mga anak na sumusuporta pa rin po sa amin, maraming salamat.”

Aside from Richard and Dawn, the premiere was also attended by its director Carlos Siguion-Reyna with his wife Bibeth Orteza, screenwriter Raquel Villavicencio, supporting actors Eric Quizon, Gio Alvarez with his sister Guia, and Vangie Labalan.

Richard's wife, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, and their daughter, Juliana Gomez, also came to watch the movie.

The 1991 movie is among the
Cinema Classics to be shown at the Ayala Cinemas in Glorietta and Trinoma from March 1 to March 7.

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