First-time actress Angeline Quinto felt overwhelmed by the good feedback that she received for her performance in her debut film, Born To Love You.
The Star Power grand winner was all smiles during the movie’s premiere held last night, May 29, at SM Megamall.
She and her leading man, Coco Martin, led the cast members who attended the star-studded red-carpet event.
Malu de Guzman, Kiray, Amy Nobleza, Jairus Aquino, and Jojit Lorenzo were among the cast members present; while Coco’s co-stars in Walang Hanggan also took the time to attend the premiere.
Richard Gomez was accompanied by his wife Lucy Torres while Dawn Zulueta arrived with her husband Davao del Norte Representative Anton Lagdameo.
Veteran actress Susan Roces also graced the event as did young stars Julia Montes, Paulo Avelino, Melissa Ricks, and Joem Bascon.
Heartthrobs Gerald Anderson and Sam Milby were also spotted at the event.
Aryana stars Ella Cruz and Paul Salas were also among the guests that night.
In Born to Love You, Coco plays a photographer while Angeline is cast as a tourist guide/translator to Koreans in the hopes of meeting her biological father who is a Korean.
SARAH PRAISES ANGELINE. Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo also graced the premiere night.
She met with Angeline and Coco when the movie ended.
When asked to give her opinion about the movie, Sarah exclaimed: “Ang galing-galing ni Angeline!”
On the other hand, Angeline expressed her gratitude for Sarah’s presence that night.
“Hindi ko inaasahan na dadating si Sarah kasi may taping rin siya ngayon. Maraming-maraming salamat at sa papa niya.
"Hindi ko inaasahan na makakapunta siya kaya nung paglabas ko ng sinehan at nakita ko si Sarah, sobrang natuwa ako at niyakap ko siya.
"Talagang naramdaman ko ang suporta ng tunay na kaibigan,” she said with a smile.
What is her reaction to Sarah’s compliment that she is a good actress?
“Siyempre isang karangalan po para sa akin na isang Sarah Geronimo, kasi siyempre magaling siya at alam naman ni Sarah na isa siya sa mga iniidolo ko,” admitted the singer-actress.
COCO ON ANGELINE. Coco Martin also felt proud that Angeline performed well in her acting debut.
He said, “Tuwang-tuwa kami ni Direk Jerome [Pobocan]. At least na-guide namin nang tama si Angeline.
"Nakita n’yo naman ang resulta. Parang hindi niya first time na gumawa ng pelikula. Parang hindi siya umaarte.”
He also added, “Lahat ng hirap na pinagdaanan namin, sulit talaga.”
KISSING SCNES. Some members of the press commented that they felt “bitin” by the kissing scenes that were shown in the movie.
Angeline joked, “Sa live na lang!”
What did Angeline feel while watching herself on the big screen?
“Kanina nung pinapanood ko, hindi ko alam kung paano ko ginawa yun.
"Kanina naiiyak pa ako…para akong naiihi.”
The singer-actress confided that she feels just as fulfilled as the time that she won the singing competition Star Power.
“Sobra po ang saya na nararamdaman ko ngayon.
"Kumbaga, nung nanalo ako sa Star Power, naulit. Yun po ang pakiramdam ko ngayon.”
Since winning this reality show on ABS-CBN, Angeline admitted that her life has changed completely.
She recalled, “May 29 ang birthday po ng tatay ko. Last year, naghahanda lang ako [para sa birthday niya].
"Hindi ko akalain na this year, May 29, 2012, mapapanood ko ang sarili ko sa pelikula.”
Does she think that they will have a sequel?
Angeline quipped: “Kung ako po ang tatanungin, sana po magkaroon ng Part 2, Part 3, Part 4!”