Angel Locsin looked lovely in her red dress with narrow lace sleeves as she walked down the red carpet for the May 10 premiere of In the Name of Love.
In this romantic drama, she plays Mercedes, a woman who becomes involved in a dangerous love triangle with the characters played by Aga Muhlach and Jake Cuenca.
The ABS-CBN actress felt very satisfied with their movie, which was partly shot in Japan.
"Kanina nga, hindi kami makahinga, kaming tatlo [referring to herself, Aga, and Jake].
"Sobrang excited kami na mapanood namin ang film na ito.
"Hindi ko pa nakikita kahit na-dub ko na. First time talaga.
"Iba yung pakiramdam na [makita] ang pinaghirapan mo. Ganun pala ang magiging 'itsura.
"Alam ko isang henyo ang isang Olive Lamasan [their director], pero di ko akalain na ganito pala ang mangyayari.
"Kahit ako na umaarte at kasama ko sila ng isang taon, hindi ko ine-expect na ganito pala.
"To Direk Olive, sobrang saludo po ako sa inyo."
What is her reaction to comments from fellow stars who said that her acting was very different since it was subdued and that she mostly used her eyes to convey her emotions?
Angel replied, "Masayang-masaya po kasi nahirapan talaga ako sa schedule ko dahil kasabay ng Imortal, at sa sobrang laki ng proyektong ito, nakaka-intimidate talaga.
"Para mapuri ka ng mga kasama mo sa trabaho, malaking bagay para sa akin."
LOVE SCENE WITH AGA. With regards to her much-talked about love scene in the movie, Angel admits, "Ito ang mga bagay na hindi ko ginagawa dahil hindi ako kumportable."
Would she consider this to be her most daring role for a movie?
She quipped, "Yes, yes. This is it!"
What made her accept this daring role?
She agreed because of the fact that the movie would be helmed by veteran director Olivia Lamasan, Angel replied.
She added, "Mahirap kasi pag hindi ka kumportable sa katrabaho mo.
"Si Aga, siya pa ang nagpa-panic. [Tinatanong niya], 'Okay ka na ba? Safe ka na ba? Covered ka na ba?'
"Ako, relaxed lang ako kasi wala na kong ibang iisipin kasi siya na ang nagpa-panic for me. Sobrang gentleman talaga."
Is she hoping to win an award for her performance as Mercedes?
"Kung bibigyan ako ng award, maraming salamat po. Maganda kung ma-appreciate nila kung anong ginagawa ko."
MIKO SOTTO. May 10 was a particularly sentimental day for Angel since it would have marked the birthday of her past boyfriend, Miko Sotto, who died in December 2003.
"As much as possible, ayoko ko nang [pag-usapan] kasi baka ma-misinterpret ng mga tao, pero di naman nawawala ang communication naming dalawa.
"Pag may mga ganung bagay kasi, hindi mo naman nalilimutan."
PHIL YOUNGHUSBAND. Azkals football player Phil Younghusband recently admitted that he and Angel are already "exclusively dating". (CLICK HERE to read related article.) However, he was conspicuously absent that night.
Angel explained, "Nag-congratulate siya, pero siyempre, premiere etiquette."
Would she be willing to join him when he watches the film?
"Nahihiya ako, e!" she said with a laugh.
She declined to answer any more questions about Phil.
In the Name of Love, which is currently being screened in cinemas, has been graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board.