Bea Alonzo plays a young widow in And I Love You So


Bea Alonzo plays a young widow in Star Cinema's And I Love You So, which will have its premiere tonight, August 11, at Trinoma. The young actress prepared hard to internalize her character by talking to a woman who met the same fate. Bea plays Lara, a pre-school teacher who will find it hard to chose between her husband Oliver (Derek Ramsay) and new love Chris (Sam Milby).


Bea Alonzo had no prior experience on being a widow beforeAnd I Love You So. Nevertheless, the trailers of the newest Star Cinema movieshow that the actress has the gift to effectively portray this character.

And I Love You So is Bea Alonzo's sixth full-length featurewith Star Cinema. It is also her third film without popular screen partnerJohn Lloyd Cruz—she had done Dreamboy opposite Piolo Pascual in 2005, and Pacquiao the Movie opposite Jericho Rosales the year after. Thehomegrown actress is now partnered with Sam Milby and Derek Ramsey, twoof the most sought-after leading men of today.

Bea plays Lara, a pre-school teacher who becomes an earlywidow after Oliver (Derek), her husband of five months, suddenly passed away.She then falls into a long depression, until she meets Chris (Sam) who makes her happy. But this new love also poses new questions for Lara: should she move on with a newfound love and forget thepromises she had made to the man she had loved and lost?

Bea said she studied her character well to be able toeffectively act as a young widow. She even talked to a woman who suffered the same fate.

"Nakatulong po sa kin yung isang na-interview namin na youngwidow, tapos habang pinapanood ko siya na nagkukuwento, nakakaiyak siya kahitna medyo matagal na ‘yon," Bea explained.

The young actress prayed hard to internalize whata young widow should feel, wishing that she can successfully translate even afraction of the emotion to the big screen.

"Tumatakbo na lang sa isip ko, Lord sana man lang kahit one-fourth nungpinagdaanan niya, e, ma-execute naman sa pelikula kasi nakaka-inspire," Bea said.

SYNOPSIS. Lara(Bea Alonzo) thought she found the love of her life in Oliver (Derek Ramsey),not knowing that he will pass away only five months after their marriage.Devastated, Lara ambles aimlessly day after day, until her business—thepre-school Oliver built for her—falls deep in debt.

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One day, she meets Chris (Sam Milby) and slowly falls inlove with him. But is she committing a sin against her deceased husband? Herbest friend (played by Candy Pangilinan) does not think so and encourages thenew relationship. Kaye (Coney Reyes) and Audrey (Nikki Gil), Lara's in-laws, however,strongly oppose the budding romance.

Should Lara pursue a new relationship, and forget thehusband she had lost? Does she have the right to move on to a new love, orshould she feel guilty?

And I Love You So will have its premiere tonight, August 11,in Trinoma, Quezon City.It's regular run will start the day after, August 12.


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