GMA-7 is about to launch its newest and most awaited Sunday afternoon show, Love Bug. Each story will run for a month ( four episodes) and will feature new and interesting love pairings. Its initial offering is titled The Last Romance starring Dennis Trillo and Carla Abellana.
Shot in the scenic island of Hong Kong onboard Star Cruises Aquarius and Hong Kong Disneyland, Dennis and Carla will make hearts flutter as Hero and Rackie, two individuals who meet, fall in love, and live out their dreams in a world full of uncertainties and unexpected romances.
During the press conference of the show held last May 18, it was pointed out that Love Bug is the first time that Dennis and Carla will be working together as love team partners. However, they worked with each other when they hosted the Sunday edition of StarStruck’s 5th season.
The two admitted that they needed to adjust their working habits for this new project. Carla narrated: "Adjusting yes, ’cause it was different kasi sanay akong makatrabaho si Dennis pero hosting so iba naman ung acting. Siyempre yun po, iba ung character, it’s a new show, it’s a new person that I was paired with. Yung adjustment phase, konting konti lang naman, pero ok na because we were able to work together before, it wasn’t as hard to adjust."
Dennis Trillo, on the other hand, was amazed by Carla’s performance even though she is relatively new in this industry. He pointed out that their hosting stint in StarStruck V served as a good starting point for their team up.
"Noong una po akala ko mahihirapan kami pareho dahil nagsimula kami as host na magkasama sa StarStruck. Pero ng nagawa na namin ung mga una naming eksena, parang nagulat ako kasi talagang nahasa na siya mula ng ma-launch siya after Rosalinda at mga iba pang shows. Talagang napatunayan niya na isa na siyang ganap na aktres na."
When the creative group was asked to differentiate the plot of this show from other programs in the past, they pointed out:
"Basically the difference lies in the fact that the character of Carla fought until the very end... It’s a bittersweet love story na parang, that we can all relate to. Kasi parang nagkakilala nga kayo ng taong mamahalin mo and then, yet again it’s the wrong time because you only have three months to give. So there in by lies the challenge of what you will do together as a couple in that last three months."
SYNOPSIS. The Last Romance is about the story of two people who met at the wrong moments of their lives. Rackie (Carla Abellana), is a cancer survivor who decides to take a vacation in Hong Kong to reflect about her condition. While on vacation, she meets Hero (Dennis Trillo), a tour and events organizer who will turn her world upside down.
As their relationship deepens, the secrets in their lives surface. Hero is about to be married to his long time girl friend Remy (Iwa Moto), while Rackie is diagnosed to live for only three more months.
Can their love survive the odds: with Rackie’s condition and Hero’s current relationship? Is there really a right or a wrong time in falling in love? Will love be enough to heal Rackie’s cancer-stricken brain? Can Rackie and Hero’s whirlwind romance survive when Rackie’s health and Hero’s relationship with his girlfriend are on the line? Watch as their love story bring about tears, laughter and inspiration in the pilot episode of Love Bug.
Also starring The Last Romance is Rey PJ Abellana as Abel, Pinky Marquez as Anita, Pinky Amador as Greta, Paolo Paraiso as Phil, Mike Tas as Dado, Renz Valerio as Joshua and Dang Cruz as Rose Mia. Directed by Mark Reyes.
Lovebug Presents: The Last Romance will air its pilot episode this Sunday, May 23, right after Party Pilipinas.