Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona are about to wrap up their shooting days for My Fairy Tail Love Story.
Produced by Regal Films and The IdeaFirst Company, My Fairy Tail Love Story is set to be submitted for reconsideration to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.
It will be recalled that the movie was submitted as a possible MMFF 2017 entry during the script submission phase. However, MFTLS was not chosen as one of the first four entries.
In a teaser released last September 1, it was seen that both Janella and Elmo had underwater scenes.
The scene became talked-about, especially by ElNella fans, because Janella wore her mermaid costume while swimming while Elmo was seen topless, only wearing his board shorts.
Elmo is known to be one of the actors who doesn't have qualms about doing topless scenes in TV shows and movies, including the ones where he was paired with Janella: Born For You (2016) and Bloody Crayons (2017).
In 2015, Elmo was also part of the Cosmo Bachelor Bash where actors and models have to walk topless while modelling on the ramp.
During Janella's contract renewal for Regal Films on September 12, she was asked by the press how she felt upon seeing her love team partner without a shirt.
Laughing, the 19-year-old actress gushed, "What can I say about it?! Hahaha! Wala akong masabi!
"Hindi ko siya tinitignan kasi pag nagsi-scene na nakahubad siya, nahihiya ako!
"Hindi ko siya matignan! Wala, nahihiya ako. Pag may damit na siya, tumitingin na ako!"
KISSING SCENE. It has been a year since Janella was first paired with Elmo through the 2016 series Born For You.
How is her working relationship now with her current love team partner?
The Star Magic artist answered, "Same pa rin, we’re still enjoying our relationship sa work and even off-cam.
"Mas nagiging familiar kami sa isa’t isa every project and it’s a different experience talaga per project kasi nagtutulungan kami.
"We always make it a point na natutulungan namin yung isa’t isa pagdating sa work.
"Kailangan you’re good for each other that’s why it’s a partnership."
Since Janella is now 19 years old and My Fairy Tail Love Story is already their fourth project together, is she ready to shoot a kissing scene with the 23-year-old actor?
With a shy smile, she answered, "I'm not yet ready to do a kissing scene.
"Di pa talaga, it’s not yet time."
Directed by Perci Intalan, My Fairy Tail Love Story is about a young lady named Chantel (Janella) who wakes up one day only to find out that she has been cursed to become a mermaid.
NEW LEADING MAN? After completing My Fairy Tail Love Story, Janella will immediately start filming another movie.
Titled So Connected, this film will be directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, the director of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017 top-grosser 100 Tula Para Kay Stella.
This serves as Janella's first movie under the four-picture deal she inked with Regal Entertainment during her contract renewal.
Regal Films producer Roselle Monteverde said that they are still searching for Janella's leading man in the movie.
She explained, "The character of the guy is very tricky, ano, so we need to go through audition for the perfect guy."