Stars agree that GMA Network and ABS-CBN team-ups in movies allow them to explore numerous options in their acting career. It also enables them to work with people whom they can gain knowledge from not to mention it trumps the ongoing network war that rabid fans of both networks are crazy about.
Coming on the heels of the massive success of Hello, Love, Goodbye, the movie that now holds the record of being the highest-grossing local film of all time and top-billed by Kapuso star Alden Richards and Kapamilya darling Kathryn Bernardo, Maine Mendoza and Carlo Aquino are the ones next in line.
It’s GMA-ABS-CBN tandem one more time, but this time around, the movie offers a different approach when it comes to expressing someone’s feelings.
Titled Isa Pa With Feelings, Maine plays Mara, who learns sign language from Gali, played by Carlo, a deaf instructor.
According to the two stars, they don’t feel the pressure of their film performing well at the tills. In fact, they believe that they have created a good material, which core lies in the emotions of the characters and the dilemma that confronts them.
“Hello, Love, Goodbye was a good movie. We’re also making a good movie, we’re also working hard on this,” said Carlo.
“We are not pressured at all. Wala naman kaming gustong patunayan. We just wanted to do a film that people will like. We don’t have any target. We’ll be happy whether the film will achieve,” Maine related.
The stars of the Black Sheep big-screen project explained that their only goal is for the movie fans to appreciate their film.
Apart from the collaborative environment, which Isa Pa With Feelings had, the stars admitted that they have leveled up their friendship while doing their movie together.
“That’s the good thing about working with stars from the other network. It allows you to gain more friends. And with Maine, we have become more comfortable with each other,” Carlo shared.
In response, Maine said that Carlo is very friendly and accommodating.
Isa Pa With Feelings unspools in theaters nationwide on Oct.16.
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Jasmine Curtis hits mainstream theater
Screen actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith gears up for her very first leading role in a mainstream movie with young actor Ruru Madrid in APT Entertainment and Cignal Entertainment’s upcoming romantic drama, Cara X Jagger.
Directed by acclaimed cinematographer lce ldanan and with an original story by Acy Ramos with a screenplay which she co-wrote with Glaiza Ramirez, Cara X Jagger is an unforgettable love story centered on a pair of young lovers who is faced with the most unlikely dilemma that could potentially make or break their relationship.
Former couple Cara (Curtis) and Jagger (Madrid) are facing a major conflict that tests the endurance of their relationship. Cara is doing everything in her power to forget a painful event that ruined her relationship with Jagger while the latter is fighting to remember his life after he lost his memory after a terrible accident.
An award-winning actress and one of today’s top celebrity influencers with millions of followers on social media, Jasmine is internationally-recognized for her critically acclaimed performance in 2013’s indie smash hit, Transit.
Since debuting in show business in 2010, Jasmine has starred in numerous independent films such as Dementia, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo, Baka Bukas, and Maledicto, to mentiona few.
Today, Jasmine is a contract star of GMA-7 and has appeared on the network’s successful series Pamilya Roces and is set to be part of the ensemble mammoth cast of the highly anticipated Descendants Of The Sun.
Although it took Jasmine almost seven years to hit mainstream films as lead actress, Cara X Jagger according to her is worth the wait.
“It’’s a very different kind of love story,” says Jasmine. “Cara X Jagger is character-centric and though
the conflict between Cara and Jagger is quite unusual, their story still represents what love is all about
which is loving someone unconditionally and moving on no matter how painful a relationship has become.”Jasmine further gushes about how she will never forget her experience in filmingCara X Jagger and how excited she is to share the movie with everyone.
“We have worked so hard to make Cara X Jagger an unforgettable movie. I am humbled and inspired by our team and I am all fired up to promote this movie. I hope everybody will support the love story of Cara and Jagger.”
Cara X Jagger is showing in cinemas nationwide starting Nov. 6.
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