"Ito na yata ang pinakamasayang job na nagawa ko," says anecstatic Angel Locsin regarding Love Me Again (Land Down Under),her first movie under Star Cinema. She appeared to be relaxed and confidenteven though the actress was about to answer The Buzz's Tough Tenquestions during the January 4 episode of the show.
It was then announced that Angel and Piolo Pascual will beconducting mall tours to promote their movie, which is considered to be theopening salvo of Star Cinema for 2009.
On January 10, the love team partners will be in SM Mall of Asia, January11 at Trinoma and on January 13 they will be in SM Cebu.
"One month kami sa Bukidnon and mga one month din kami sa Australia so ibangklase," recalls Angel.
For the first part of the interview conducted by Boy Abunda, Angel vividlydescribed the love scene that she shot with the matinee idol. It took them twodays to shoot their passionate love scene, which has two scenes edited out bymanagement.
Boy: Tough Ten Question No. 10: Bakit ka nanginig nang gawin n'yo niPiolo Pascual sa pelikulang Love Me Again?
Angel: Kuya Boy naman, sino namang hindi manginginig dun? Ilagay mo angsarili mo sa posisyon ko dun, manginginig ka talaga.
Boy agreed by saying, "Hindi ako manginginig, hihimatayin ako!"
Angel: Kung hindi ko siguro kailangan gawin yun, baka na-comatose ako.Iba yung pakiramdam talaga...Ako po yata ang nakaubos ng negatibo ng Star Cinemakasi nung hinahawakan ko na yung abs ni PJ...
Sabi kasi ni Direk Rory Quintos, ‘Gel ang tigas ng kamay mo.' May workshop payung kamay ko.
Boy: Winorkshop yung kamay mo para lang hawakan ang abs ni Piolo...
Angel: Nakaka-tense talaga at naka-ganun talaga si PJ. Ang amo-amo ngmukha at naka-ngiti lang siya. Yun na ata ang highlight ng pelikula namin. Ibayung feeling dito sa pelikula kasi sa Lobo, may nagawa na kaming lovescene pero different talaga, e.
The first part of the movie was shot in Bukidnon, an area in Mindanao wherecowboys continue to live in ranches. The film arm of ABS-CBN opted to shoot thefilm in the municipality of Impasug-ong, dubbed as the "Home of the Country'sFinest Cowboys." Key scenes of Land Down Under were shot in Darwin,Australia where there is now an existing OFW community.
Piolo and Angel trained extensively for horseback riding at the Manila PoloClub under Olympian Vic Barba and Mikee Conjuangco.
Love Me Again (Land Down Under) is the love story of Arah andMigo, a young couple who developed feelings for each other while living inBukidnon. However, financial problems force Arah to move to Australia andsettle there to begin anew. Migo follows her to the Land Down Under andconfesses his love for her. Will Arah accept his love? Will they stay inAustralia or will they return to Bukidnon?
Also starring in the movie are Ricky Davao as the Australian rancher whoemploys Arah and develops a fondness for her. Dimples Romana is cast as theFilipina working in Australia who helps Arah adjust to the new continent.Ronnie Lazaro, Dominic Ochoa, Erich Gonzales, AJ Dee, Nash Aguas, and JohnManalo are also part of this film.
Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin's Love Me Again will open in 150 theaterson January 15, 2009. The premiere is scheduled on January 14 atSM Megamall.