The entertainment presswaited patiently during the premiere of One True Love last night,November 18, inside Cinema 9 of SM Megamall. The lead stars, Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, and Iza Calzadoarrived after 9 p.m. and proceeded to greet their respective fans, who showedtheir support by bringing posters and banners of their idols.
Iza's fans showed their creativity by spelling out her nameusing colorful LED lights and every time she had a scene, they would put up theglowing banner. They fans were so enthusiastic that they punctuated theiridol's lines with their screams and even their commentary.
Marian addressed the crowd by saying, "Good evening po!Nasaan na ang mga Marian Knights? Nasaan na ang mga Dongyanatics? Sana poi-enjoy ninyo ang movie namin, kikiligin kayo, promise!"
Dingdong also gave a short speech thanking the huge crowdthat turned up that night to see the public screening of his first movie withMarian. "Magandang gabi sa lahat ng kaibigan namin, thank you for being here...salahat ng pumunta dito at sa kabilang cinema [Cinema 10]."
Iza was introduced as a Pinay international actress forreprising her role in the Hollywood remake of the film Echo (Sigaw)."Sa lahat po ng mga fans nina Dingdong, Marian, sa lahat ng mga fans ng mgaartista na kasama namin sa One True Love, maraming salamat po at sanamaibigan ninyo ang One True Love," she said moments before the moviedirected by Mac Alejandre was shown to the press and the guests.
One True Love is about a neurologist named Migs(Dingdong) who is afflicted with isolated retrograde amnesia after getting intoa motorcycle accident. He forgets that he is already married to a nurse namedJoy (Marian). Instead, all that he remembers is that he is still in love withhis childhood sweetheart Bela (Iza).
Among those who attended the premiere night were other starsof the movie such as Bianca King, who played the sister of Dingdong, and JennicaGarcia, who played the sister of Marian. Jennica's boyfriend, Mart Escudero,watched the film together with Kapuso stars Dennis Trillo and Gabby Eigenmann. Rita Avila and Lotlot de Leon, who both played mothers of Marian in Marimar and Dyesebel, respectively, were also present.
SurvivorPhilippines castoffs Kiko Rustia, Jace Flores, Nikki Dacullo, Vehverly Gador, Niña Ortiz, Emerson Diño, and Patani Daño were alsospotted last night.
Co-produced by GMA Films and Regal Entertainment, OneTrue Love will test the box-office power of the Dingdong-Marian tandem thathas done so well in past Kapuso shows such as Marimar and Dyesebel.
Their next project together will be Ang Babaeng Hinugotsa Aking Tadyang, which is based on Carlo J. Caparas's graphic novel of thesame title. Prior to the screening of the movie, PEP (Philippine EntertainmentPortal) was able to talk with Direk Joyce Bernal regarding her upcoming projectwith GMA-7, Ang Babaing Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang.
"Bukas pa lang kami makikipag-meeting with Direk Carlo J.Caparas. Action-suspense-drama ito. Si Dingdong yung nasa mabuting side then siMarian yung nasa masamang side, parang nasa sindikato. Para silang nasa lightand dark side."
Bb. Joyce says viewers should look forward to the actionsequences to be done by both Marian and Dingdong in this GMA-7 series thatwill air in 2009.
One True Love opens today, November 19, in cinemas nationwide. It is graded "B" by the Cinema Evaluation Board and rated PG-13 by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.