Madaragdagan ang listahan ng mga artista mula sa Estrada-Ejercito clan dahil ipinakikilala sa A Girl and A Guy ang 23-year-old na si Rob Gomez.
Si Rob ay anak ng former actress na si Kate Gomez at pamangkin ni Gary Estrada.
Ang A Girl and A Guy ay UPSTREAM Original at magsisimula ang streaming nito sa March 26.
Si Erik Matti ang direktor ng A Girl and A Guy, na may super sexy na kuwento tungkol sa relasyon ng millennials. Kinunan ang mga eksena nito sa Baguio City.
Si Erik ang pumili kay Alexa Miro bilang lead actress ng pelikula at pinili niya si Rob para maging lead actor ng A Girl and A Guy.
Hindi maitatatwang pamangkin ni Gary si Rob na may 5’11" height dahil malaki ang pagkakahawig nila, pero mas maamo lang ang mukha ng kanyang pamangkin.
Sa panayam ng Cabinet Files kay Rob, ikinuwento nito ang pagkakaroon ng interes na pumasok sa showbiz noong 18 years old siya pero nakiusap ang kanyang mga magulang na pagtuunan muna niya ng atensiyon ang pag-aaral.
Saad niya, "It has been my dream since I was a kid and I’m very happy to make this dream a reality.
"Now, I am given a huge opportunity by Tito Dondon Monteverde and Tito Charlie Dy to prove myself in this field.”
Si Dondon ang producer ng film outfit na Reality Entertainment Inc. at isa sa mga executive ng UPSTREAM.ph samantalang si Charlie ang executive ng Virtual Playground, ang talent management arm ng Reality Entertainment Inc.
Ang A Girl and A Guy ang unang movie assignment ni Rob, pero lumabas na siya noon sa isang episode ng Pidol’s Wonderland, ang dating comedy series ni Dolphy sa TV5.
Naging bahagi rin siya ng Walang Tulugan with The Master Showman ng GMA-7 bilang co-host, singer, at dancer.
"This is my first ever movie project. Two weeks before production, I received a call from Tito Dondon and Tito Charlie.
"They asked me to meet with Direk Erik Matti at their office in Quezon City. They asked me to deliver some lines from a script.
"The next thing I knew, I was throwing lines with people auditioning for other roles.
"I heard that the role wasn’t even for me, but the odds came to my favor and I am truly grateful for it.”
'A Girl and A Guy' lead role
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"I have mixed emotions, fear and excitement mostly.
"At first I was out of words pero eventually I composed and prepared myself for the movie."
Paglalarawan niya sa kanyang role, "I play the role of Raf, a chill, misunderstood, happy go lucky, comfortable in his space, sort of a lost kid. He is trying to figure out what he really wants in life that can make him truly happy.
"Nag-prepare po ako physically and emotionally at inaral ko nang mabuti yung character ko.
"I wanted to prove and improve in every aspect I can. Listening to all the tips and guides from everyone who wanted to help me become the actor that I can be."
Para kay Rob, malaking karangalan at oportunidad na isang multi-awarded director na gaya ni Erik Matti ang direktor niya sa kanyang launching movie.
Si Erik ang unang nag-alok kay Rob na subukan nito ang pag-aartista kaya malaki ang kanyang kinalaman at kontribusyon sa pagpasok ng pamangkin ni Gary sa entertainment industry.
Lahad ni Rob, "I first met Direk Erik when I was around 16 years old. He was working with my uncle for a project during that time.
"Then, two years ago, I actually got a call to audition for a role in Kuwaresma, but I guess the time wasn’t right.
"It is such an honor working with him. He’s very hands on. Fun.
"He tries to connect with you at a certain level to bring out what he wants. I love his vision.
"I learned so much from him especially when he shared to me that sometimes, 'less is more.'"