Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson: Is love lovelier the second time around?
By Kiko Escuadro
KathNiel? LizQuien? JaDine? Move over, the kapamilya ex-lovebirds are back…will it be Berald or GerBe? Pick your choice…
From the success of their respective movies A Second Chance and Always Be My Maybe, the former couple Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson are now together as lovers in an exciting Star Cinema offering aptly entitled How To Be Yours.
During this promo pictorial for their newest tandem, Bea and Gerald shared their experiences working together for the first time.
“We’re having great time sa shoot,” quipped the young actor, “kasi masaya yung mga tao sa set, masaya lahat, Bea replied, “In fairness, isa ito sa masasayang set na nakasali ako kaya ni-look forward mo talaga na magtrabaho kahit na mahirap kasi medyo kapos na kami sa oras, pero nag e-enjoy pa rin kaming lahat.”
The ex-lovers who were an item six years ago, never had the chance to talk their relationship publicly. Since they are working now, the film’s director, Dan Villegas was asked how was the working relationship of the former sweethearts. “Given naman na may history silang dalawa, kumbaga mas gusto ko yung history kesa chemistry, di ba yun Lang nakakatuwa kasi parang yung banter nila parang alam mo na magkaibigan na sila way before so may mga parts doon na nagagamit namin,” shared the director.
The director was asked how was the two off-screen. “Masaya talaga,” he insisted. “Hindi nila masasabing masaya kung hindi masaya, mag sisimula yun sa mga actors muna, good vibes talaga e, kasi you’re working with friends, alam mo yun, tapos pag dating sa set, pag nag discuss ng script parang naglalaro lang talaga.”
Bea admitted that she was not comfortable working with Gerald at first, and she felt certain weirdness with him. “I have to be honest, nung umpisa hindi talaga, medyo weird nga e kasi it’s our first time na magkatrabaho plus dati hindi naman kayo sanay na nakikita kami together. So it was kind of weird being in front of a lot of people.”
While Gerald believed that he need to work professionally with his new leading lady. “Siguro kahit pag bago yung leading lady mo, lalo na sa situation namin talagang magkakailangan talaga, lalo na may history kami, pero sobrang weird kasi para sa akin, sobrang comfortable ako dahil familiar yung emotion na yung ibang eksena nga namin parang …. it’s weird,” he laughed.
Obviously, Gerald really admire her new leading lady. He shared that he felt awkward doing the pictorials. “Medyo surreal yung feeling ko kanina habang tinitignan ko yung preview ng pictures naming. Dati kasi binibili ko yung pictures niya, actually notebook na siya yung cover pina laminate ko tapos ginawa kong poster sa kwarto ko. Tapos ngayon kasama na ako sa poster niya kaya isa yun sa mga surreal moments para sa akin,” he revealed.
With their past, Bea and Gerald were asked if there’s second chance with their romance. Gerald said ,”I admire her even more now, kasi parang …. ang weird ko, kasi I just had to laugh at her every time na magkasama kami, nagtatawanan nga kami, tapos we’re making jokes about it… siguro yung mga pinagdaanan namin before.”
Bea added, “Oo, napag uusapan nalang namin tapos pinag tatawanan nalang namin ngayon, At ngayon ko lang din napatunayan na talagang napaka professional ni Gerald at na-appreciate ko kung gaano niya kataas yung tingin niya sa trabaho niya.”
“Siguro step by step, were just having fun right now. Wag niyo kami bigyan ng pressure. Sobrang masaya ako pag andiyan siya. And I think yun and pinaka importante, masaya lahat, masaya ang set, masaya ang mga ginagawa naming. Isa lang ang goal namin at yun ay mabigyan kayo ng good movie and this is a perfect set up kasi nag e-enjoy lang kami, and siguro po mapapanuod niyo yun na were just having fun. And we have more time talking now and we hang out.”
“Sobrang saya at sweet namin kasi grabe mag alaga sa amin si direk tsaka masasabi ko talaga na ibang flavor yung binigay ni direk Dan and were so happy with it,” she claimed. Bea also clarified that there’s no truth that Paolo Avelino is courting her. How To Be Yours will be in cinemas nationwide end of this month.