MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Angel Locsin and comedian-host Vhong Navarro are set to bring their sitcom team-up to the big screen via an upcoming comedy starrer.
|Comedian-host Vhong Navarro. File photo
Locsin, known for her award-winning dramatic portrayals on TV and film, will be tackling comedy for her next film project, where she will be paired with Navarro.
She first worked with the comedian in weekend sitcom "TODA Max."
On reprising his "love team" with Locsin on the silver screen, Navarro said it is nothing short of a dream come true.
"Sabi ni Angel Locsin, magkasama raw kami, siya pa nagsabi. Sabi ko, 'Talaga?' Nakakagulat. Pangarap ko 'yun eh," Navarro said at the recent trade launch event of ABS-CBN.
For her part, Locsin said she is grateful for the opportunity not only to star in big projects, but to better her craft as an actress.
“I’m very happy kasi itong contract ko na ‘to meron akong apat na pelikulang gagawin," Locsin said during her film contract signing in April.
"Ang ganda nung mga projects [kaya nagpapasalamat] talaga ako sa ABS-CBN, especially to Star Cinema, kasi binibigyan talaga ako ng mga proyektong de kalibre. Mas nakikilala ka bilang aktres, narerespeto ‘yung craft mo."
Aside from the Vhong-Angel starrer, work is also underway for the reunion project of Locsin and her former on-screen partner Richard Gutierrez.
Locsin is also filming for Star Cinema's Metro Manila Film Festival entry "One More Try." For the project, Locsin will star alongside actress Angelica Panganiban and actors Zanjoe Marudo and Dingdong Dantes.
Also starring action star Robin Padilla and actress-comedienne Pokwang, "TODA Max" airs Saturday nights on ABS-CBN.