Gerald, Bea in new Star Cinema movie

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 27 2016 03:39 PM | Updated as of Apr 27 2016 05:47 PM

MANILA – After being romantically linked almost six years ago, Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson star in a big screen project for the first time.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News and other entertainment reporters on Wednesday, Alonzo revealed there have been many plans for the two of them to work before, but none pushed through.

“Excited ako kasi parang matagal na. Laging almost dapat magtatrabaho kami pero ngayon lang talaga natuloy. Baka ito yung tamang timing,” she said.

Sharing the same sentiment, Anderson said he is looking forward to learning from Alonzo, who is known as one of the best local actresses in their generation.

However, both admitted that there was some awkwardness between them when they first met for the movie.

“To be totally honest, weird because first time namin magkakasama sa pelikula,” Alonzo said.

“Kahit sino naman, kapag may bagong leading lady ka or leading man, ganun talaga, magkakaroon talaga ng awkwardness,” Anderson added.

In fact, Anderson said he is already expecting that some people will bring up their past now that he and Alonzo are finally working together.

“Siyempre kasama talaga yun, it is what it is. Ganun talaga. Sa amin, gusto lang naming magbigay ng magandang movie despite kung ano man ang sasabihin ng iba. Kasama talaga yan, wala naman kaming magagawa,” he said.

Since both of them are currently single, is there a chance that something may develop between them?

“Well, it’s too early to tell. Right now, ako parang na-excite ako to see him. Look at him o, ang gwapo. But really, ngayon pa lang, step one pa lang. Hindi ko alam. Mamaya sa look test, balitaan ko kayo,” Alonzo said, laughing.

Meanwhile, both stars briefly talked about their characters in the upcoming movie.

“After ‘Now that I Have You,’ ngayon lang ako gagawa ng extroverted character. Very light siya, she says what she wants to say, very intuitive, extrovert. ‘Di ba normally yung mga ginagawa kong character, very introvert, yung hindi mo alam yung iniisip, tahimik? Ngayon, siya yung galawgaw. Aside from that, sa relasyon, siya yung go-getter, siya yung alpha,” Alonzo said of her character.

As for Anderson, he said: “Isa siyang probinsyano, laid back, parang ako lang. Mapagmahal siya sa pamilya. Marami akong goals sa buhay pero hindi kasing taas ng goals niya. Yun din ang difference ng relationship namin.”

To be directed by Dan Villegas, the still-untitled Star Cinema movie is slated to be released sometime this year.