Bea Alonzo takes on a mature role in her upcoming film And I Love You So, a contemporary drama about love, loss and letting go. Her character named Lara is a widow who is torn between her affections for Oliver (Derek Ramsay) and Chris (Sam Milby). Will she be able to move on with her life and choose the man who will be able to give her the happiness that she deserves?
And I Love You So is directed by Laurenti Dyogi, who has been one of Bea's first acting mentors, as early as during her Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay days. The movie also serves as a comeback of sorts for Direk Lauren, whose last film, All My Life, starring Aga Muhlach and Kristine Hermosa, was screened way back in 2004.
When asked to comment about her working relationship with Direk Lauren, Beaenthused: "Sobrang saya. Alam mo I never thought na kahit mabigat yung project, kahit mahirap yung project, pwede kayo maging masaya on the set. Para kaming nagkukwentuhan lang. Si Direk Lauren, umaabot kami ng morning pero parang ayaw mo pa umuwi kasi nakikipagkwentuhan ka pa sa kanila. Sobrang taas pa ng energy naming lahat.Masaya kasi nga wala rin kaming ibang pinaguusapan at pinagkukwentuhan kundi yung nagawa namin before. They'd always compare me to the old Bea. 'Oy dati, ganyan, mahiyain ka pa...iba ka na ngayon. Ang sayang alalahanin yung ganung moments."
In a previous interview on The Buzz, Bea recounted how she and Sam Milby were able to do their first love scenetogether. "They have to play music para to put us in the mood," revealed Bea.
And I Love You So marks a milestone in Bea's career since she will be seen wearing a two-piece bikini for the first time on the big screen.
In a previous interview, Sam mentioned that his leading lady looked "yummy" in this film. What is her reaction to this?
"Hindi ko alam, hindi naman siya ganon sa set, e. Hindi naman niya... sobrang nirerespeto naman niya ko. So, hindi naman siya ganung type ng tao," reacted Bea.
The two lead stars were asked to whom they would utter the words "And I love you so."
Without any hesitation, Sam said, "I'll say it to Bea. She's been someone that's been so nice to me, the whole time through showbiz. Malaking tulong siya sa acting ko, in all the projects I've done. She's been so caring."
And when it's Bea's turn, the young actress said that she'd rather say it to Sam as well.
"Kasi alam mo sa totoo lang, isa siya sa pinaka-pure hearted na taong nakilala ko. Pati sinasabi ko na he's like a kid, hindi ko sinasabi na childish siya. Sinasabi ko yon kasi diba yung mga bata sobrang wala silang masamang tinapay. Yung laging magaganda yung intentions nila, ganon siya kasi, e," explained Bea.
Other cast members include Derek Ramsay, Nikki Gil, Candy Pangilinan, Angel Jacob, Dick Israel, Cacay Bautista, Janna Dominguez, RJ Ledesma, and Maricar Reyes, with the special participation of Ms. Connie Reyes.
And I Love You So will have its premiere night at SM Megamall, Cinema 10 on August 11. The movie will open in Philippine cinemas by August 12, 2009.
| International Regular Screenings |
| DATE || CITY || VENUE |
| August 14 - 20 || San Francisco ||UA Stonestown Twin|
|August 14 - 20|| Las Vegas ||Regal Village Square Stadium|
|August 14 - 20||San Diego||UA Horton Plaza|
|August 15 - 21|| Guam ||Micronesia Mall|
| August 28 - September 3 || Honolulu ||Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18|
|August 28 - September 3|| Seattle ||Parkway Plaza Stadium 12|
| August 21 - 27 || Los Angeles ||Cerritos Stadium Cinema|
|September 11 - 17|| Chicago ||The Pickwick Theatre 1|
|August 21 - September 3|| Scarborough, Canada ||Coliseum Scarborough|
| September 4 - 18 ||Mississauga, Canada|| Empire Square One |
| August 27 - 29 ||Dubai|| Al Ghurair Cinecity |
|August 27 - 29|| Abu Dhabi ||Grand Al Mariah|
| September 3 -5 || Qatar ||Grand Cine Center|
| September 4 - 5 || Bahrain || Seef Cineplex |