Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7 big winner Maymay Entrata is officially launched as a movie actress, together with love team partner Edward Barber, in the movie Loving In Tandem.
The movie, helmed by newbie director Giselle Andres, also includes Kisses Delavin and Marco Gallo as second lead to the MayWard love team.
During the September 8 digital conference for the film, Maymay admitted that she became emotional after she finished her dubbing work.
She gushed, "Masasabi ko lang po na sobrang isa ako sa mga taong hindi ko akalain na sobrang ibe-bless ako ni Lord, dahil grabe, parang panaginip pa rin hanggang ngayon.
"Pagkatapos ng dubbing, iniyak ko nang lahat! May movie na ako! Ganun na lang!
"Pero ngayon, hindi naman po nawawala yung pressure, kasi lahat makakanuod po ng movie na ito at saka open naman po kami sa lahat ng comments, lalo na po sa mga co-actors namin at lalo na din po sa mga beteranong aktor, gusto namin marinig yung mga komento nila.
"Pero sa movie na ito, alam niyo po yung feeling na dahil ginawa mo yung best mo, alam mong magiging maganda yung resulta dahil sa hindi lang sa maimprove kundi dahil sa magandang samahan na nabuo ng team."
Prior to Loving In Tandem, Maymay tried acting when she starred in her own Maalaala Mo Kaya episode early this year. She is also currently part of the primetime series La Luna Sangre.
As for Edward, he revealed how his housemate and best friend Marco helped him during their shooting.
"The first day I'd gone on set, I remember being in the van with Marco. We were literally like, 'Okay, bro, listen, read the script.'
"Every day, before we went on set, Marco and I were holding hands and, 'Bro, kaya natin to!'
"It's been the scariest. I've never been more tired. I've never been more nervous, but its probably the most satisfying thing I've ever done in my life."
Maymay echoed Edward's thoughts and said, "Noong una po, paano kami mag-adjust nito, ang hirap pala maging artista!
"Pero habang tumatagal na hindi kami nagsa-stop na matuto, mas nae-enjoy namin yung buhay namin ngayon."
Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber admitted that the struggles they experienced in their first film.
The MayWard love team is also grateful to Direk Giselle for guiding them in their first major film.
That's why when someone brought up the possibility of Direk Giselle passing them on to another director, Maymay suddenly burst into tears.
She explained, "Si Direk kasi! Nangangako ako kay Direk na ang dami ko pang gustong sabihin sa kanya pagkatapos ng movie.
"Konting tiis na lang, Direk, ang dami kong sasabihin sa 'yo!
"Kasi sobrang natulungan mo kami. Hindi mo alam yun, pero sa puso ko, sobrang laki ng tulong niyo po. Sana pag nagka-movie ulit kami, ikaw pa rin yung director!"
Loving In Tandem, which starts showing today, September 13, is Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
Maymay Entrata cries during Loving In Tandem blogcon.
KISSMARC AS SECOND LEAD. Meanwhile, Kisses and Marco have no problems about being seen as second lead to MayWard in this Star Cinema movie.
According to the KissMarc love team, they are happy to support their ex-housemates in PBB, especially since they all see each other as good friends.
Kisses explained, "Parang second lead po kami dito, kasi ito po yung launching movie ng MayWard, and kami po, happy po kami na mag support dito. Even yung mga bashing, we can take it kasi it's acceptable and it's normal naman po."
Marco added, "Sa totoong buhay, best friend ko siya [Edward], and siya [Maymay], ate ko, the sister I never had.
"So I'm happy to support them kasi hindi naman ito movie ng ibang tao, e. Movie ng best friend ko. So siyempre todo support ako.
"Sa movie na ito, mas naging close kami, mas naging pamilya. That's what I like about this movie, hindi siya naging stressful sa trabaho."
Marco Gallo and Kisses Delavin don't mind playing second lead to MayWard in Loving In Tandem.
Maymay actually said it's better that the four of them are together for their first movie project.
"Mas naging close kaming apat, mas naging open po kaming apat.
"At kung iisipin ko na kaming dalawa lang yun [ni Edward], okay lang naman, pero mas maging masaya na nandito sila dahil sabay kaming natuto."
GETTING SLAPPED ON SET. Edward revealed that there was a time when Marco had to slap him to motivate him!
Edward explained, "I can say na pag wala si Marco, there are some parts of the movie I would have struggled [in] even more.
"Kasi si Marco, when Direk's there, she's fixing the set and Maymay's learning her lines and Kisses is in the tent.
"Marco's there and the cameras don't see us, he was like, "Bro, kaya mo 'yan, isipin mo na ganyan.'
"If I can't do it, there's one time he slapped me!
"For both of them, I'm so thankful that they are there."
Photos during the blogcon show how close Kisses, Maymay, Edward, and Marco are to each other.