If actions speak louder than words, Zanjoe Marudo’s actions speak volumes about the happiness that he feels now about his rumored girlfriend Bea Alonzo.
Last Tuesday night, August 30, members of the press asked Zanjoe how happy he is now that he has Bea in his life.
Instead of answering directly, the actor jumped up and down with a huge smile on his face.
Zanjoe is one of the four lead characters of Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi, a romantic comedy co-produced by Star Records and OctoArts Films.
Written and directed by Joey Reyes, the movie is also topbilled by Eugene Domingo, Toni Gonzaga, and Wendell Ramos.
The movie is graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board and has been given a rating of PG-13 by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.
Wedding Tayo Wedding Hindi had back-to-back screenings at two venues: Cinema 7 of TriNoMa Mall and at Cinema 3 of SM North Edsa The Block.
During the cast party of held at the Gumbo restaurant at SM North Edsa The Block, Zanjoe said that he was glad to see his close friends who came to the premiere night.
"Nakakatuwa na lahat halos ng mga taong malalapit sa amin, nagpunta para sumuporta sa pelikula," he said.
Did Zanjoe invite Bea to attend the premiere night of his movie?
He pointed out, "Oo, in-invite ko sa The Buzz [last Sunday]. Live pa yun. Wala na siyang magagawa kasi maraming nakarinig, e."
How does he feel that Bea was present at the event?
"Tuwang-tuwa ako kasi nagbigay sila ng time, lalo na si Bea kasi alam naman natin na busy sila sa mga projects nila."
Bea was accompanied that night by Enchong Dee as she entered the movie house at SM North Edsa The Block.
When Bea was interviewed earlier that night, she mentioned that she would prefer if Zanjoe will be the one to talk about their blossoming romance.
Zanjoe said seriously, "Nagsasalita naman ako at marami na akong nasabi, siguro naman sapat na yun para sa mga taong gustong marinig ang tungkol sa aming dalawa."
What are the qualities that he likes most about Bea?
"Naku, kung qualities ang pag-uusapan natin dito, baka abutin tayo ng kinabukasan!
"Mestiza siya at maganda. Ayoko nang sabihin yung sa personality, akin na lang yun," said the actor.
EUGENE DOMINGO. In a separate interview, Eugene Domingo revealed that Zanjoe was initially hesitant to invite Bea to attend the premiere night.
"Nakita ko si Bea kanina, sabi ko sa kanya, ’Buti nakarating ka, kung hindi ka pa inimbita as TV, [hindi ka pa pupunta].’
"Thank you sa pagsuporta mo. Ang galing-galing ni Zanjoe dito. Nahihiya lang naman siya kaya ako na ang naglakas-loob.
"Spokesperson ako ni Zanjoe. Nagpapasalamat si Zanjoe sa akin kasi dumating si Bea," said the comedienne.
Did they agree beforehand to ask Bea on air?
"Hindi, madaldal lang ako talaga," said Eugene.
"Sabi nga niya [Zanjoe] sa akin, ’Sabi nga ni Bea, hindi ko siya in-invite. Nahihiya kasi ako sa performance ko.’
"Sabi ko, ’Bakit ka mahihiya? E, ang galing-galing mo. Si Direk Joey na ang nagsabi.’"
Does Eugene think Zanjoe and Bea are suited for each other?
"Tingin ko bagay sila kasi pareho silang mabait at parang mature na mature na sila mag-usap.
"Parang tatagal sila... sana magtagal kahit alam mo naman sa showbiz.
"Natutuwa ako kasi seryoso sila sa kanilang career."
Does she think Zanjoe and Bea are already in a relationship?
"Hindi, kami na ni Bea!" Eugene quipped.
She then added, "Natutuwa ako that they support each other. Sabi nga ni Bea, ang weird naman kung hindi sila magsuportahan."
Aside from the four main stars—Eugene, Toni, Zanjoe and Wendell—some of their co-stars were also present at the premiere night.
OctoArts big boss Orly Ilacad and ABS-CBN executive Linggit Tan also made it a point to attend the premiere night.
Teddy Corpus escorted his Wedding Tayo Wedding Hindi co-stars Regine Angeles and Wendy Valdez as they walked down the red carpet.
Meanwhile, Miriam Quiambao showed her sexy figure in a chocolate brown dress.
Toni’s boyfriend, director Paul Soriano, was also present at the premiere night and attended the cast party afterwards.
Other couples spotted that night were John Lloyd Cruz with Shaina Magdayao as well as Billy Crawford with Nikki Gil.
Diether Ocampo, Vhong Navarro, John "Sweet" Lapus, Pokwang, Charlene Gonzalez, and DJ Durano were among the celebrities who graced the red-carpet premiere.
Directors Cathy Garcia-Molina and Wenn Deramas were also among the guests that night.