Celebrity couple Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzalez were effortless in communicating "love is in the air" to the press people who attended the launch of their latest endorsement held yesterday, January 27, at the Rigodon Ballroom of Peninsula Hotel in Makati.
Balladeer Raymond Lauchengco was also present to set the romantic mood, with his rendition of "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You."
During the latter part of the program, the co-star of Aga in Bagets (1984) and Hot Shots (1991) sang "Just Got Lucky" and dished out the dance moves with the Kapamilya actor.
"Aga is a good singer," said Raymond. "I've done shows with him before. I was wondering why did he need me [to serenade Charlene]?" The singer then remarked, half-jokingly, "You're much prettier than JC [Bonnin, Charlene's male cousin who is now a pastor in London]."
For Aga's part, he recounted his first meeting with Raymond, who was then 17 years old, while Aga was 14. He added, "I saw JC twenty years after Bagets and he told me, ‘Son of a gun! You married my cousin!'"
But before we go to the cheezy part, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) seized the opportunity to ask the former matinee idol about his upcoming projects.
The ABS-CBN star, who last topbilled That's My Doc (2007), confirmed reports that a television project is in the works. "We're gonna announce it pa..." he told the press people. "Probably we're gonna announce it in March, then we're gonna start taping it. It's gonna be a sitcom."
Is he open to doing a teleserye?
He answered quickly, "No, because I love movies. Kung gano'n din lang, I'll give my time to movies talaga. That's my number one love."
Aga affirmed, "Yeah...sinabi sa 'kin ng Star Cinema and I posed a couple of projects to them already. I'm just waiting for the scripts like the one with Angel and the one with Lea, whom I'm looking forward to working with soon, because I heard Lea is also finished with her commitments so hopefully we can start soon."
A source from Aga's camp revealed to PEP that his movie with Angel will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. It is slated to premiere by August, which is the birth month of Aga.
PEP asked the 39-year-old actor about playing leading man to younger ladies of late. It will be recalled that he was previously paired with Angelica Panganiban for A Love Story (2007) and Anne Curtis for When Love Begins (2008).
Aga said in movies, age is inconsequential so long as the story is good. "I guess it doesn't matter naman whether you're young or you're old. Well, I guess kung babagay talaga yung istorya sa 'min, e, no problem," he related. "I guess more than the teamup, it's the story that will carry everything. I always make sure naman pag gumagawa ako ng movie dapat ang istorya maayos at babagay [sa akin]."
He added, "Hindi naman ako namimili, e. Kumbaga that's really my project...I'm happy na hindi nila tinatanggihan."
ON WIFE CHARLENE. A portion of the chat with Raymond and event host Sarah Meier reminisced their bagets (literally) days.
Raymond said, "You know, we used toget together and Aga liked to talk about cars and girls and cars andgirls, but he's changed. I bumped into him ten years later and hewould still talk about cars but this time, he talks about women."
He then turned serious as he told Charlene, "After he got marriedand personally seeing how beautiful your relationship is, I'm proud tosay that my friend here has become a one-woman man. He has filled hisvery heart and soul with just you."
The press asked Aga: What keeps the marriage strong?
With his famous dimples showing, he replied, "We just keep it private," then added with a laugh, "I don't go out. If you don't go out, no temptation!"