Dennis Trillo plans to take a break after his currently airing GMA soap opera My Faithful Husband opposite Jennylyn Mercado.
“My role is both physically and emotionally draining,” he avers. “There are so many highly-emotional and tear-jerking scenes. It’s just tiring to cry and get angry on screen in almost every take. I think, of all the characters I’ve done in soaps, this is the most dramatic, which is understandable because of what he’s been through in the story.
“In the last three months, all the scenes I’ve done were intense. They required me to exhibit a wide array of emotions: anger, anxiety, passion…lots! That’s why I feel emotionally drained. I want to relax and have a time-out first when the program ends before I start taping for my next soap. I might go abroad or go to the beach. I’ve already advised my manager (Popoy Caritativo) regarding this.”
More identified as a serious dramatic actor, the handsome Kapuso opts to do more light stuff on the silver screen this time, like romantic comedies.
“That’s right! My last movie shown was the epic Felix Manalo and it was a straight drama. I’m happy that it did well at the tills but my next completed film is a rom-com called Lakbay2Love in which I’m paired with Solenn Heussaff. It’s a very light vehicle and is intended for a 2016 Valentine playdate. Remember, I did a similar project with Maja Salvador this year titled She’s Still the One and I’m happy with the turnout.
“Interestingly, Lakbay2Love tackles a sport which I’m very much into at present: biking! I can say it’s tailor-made for me in a way. I enjoyed doing the movie. It’s a breath of fresh air, so to speak. At least, it’s a perfect foil to all the heavy projects I ‘m used to doing.
“As an actor, I want to be versatile. I like to try different roles. Feel-good movies are just perfect to keep my act balanced. Actually, I’ve never done a total rom-com yet until Lakbay to Love. That’s why it’s a welcome thing for me. I hope to do more next year!”
About his son Calix, the award-winning star couldn’t believe that he is growing (up) so fast.
“Yes! He is now eight years old. How time flies! Did you know that he loves basketball at this point? I attend PTA meetings at his school as well. He stays with his mom (Carlene Aguilar) on weekdays since his school is near her place. It’s only on weekends that he’s with me so I’m always looking forward to it and be able to spend quality time together,” ends Dennis.
Alden Richards is aware of his immense popularity at present. As the other half of the phenomenal AlDub love team, he has touched the hearts of millions.
“Honestly, I’m really overwhelmed with all the support and love the fans are showering me with. It’s heart-warming and it gladdens me that I am able to entertain them in my own way. But until now, it hasn’t sunk in to me yet what transpired during our Sa Tamang Panahon affair at the Philippine Arena recently. What I know is I’m thankful to all those who went out of their way to see Maine (Mendoza) and I,” he says.
Speaking of Maine, how would he describe their present state off-cam? The public swoons on their onscreen sweetness.
“All I can say is that she is a true person…she’s not a fake! Maine’s not the showbiz type of a gal. She’s nice and easy to deal with. We’re in the getting-to-know-each-other stage as of now. I’m looking forward to working with her in more projects, like our movie intended for the upcoming Metro manila Film Festival titled My Pabebe Love headlined by Mr. Vic Sotto and Ms. Ai Ai delas Alas.”
Part of his current fame is being an in-demand product endorser, the latest of which is the oral glutathione Snowcaps.
“I’m just happy of all these positive developments in my career. It’s my eighth endorsement and I’m proud to be chosen for the product. I hope more will come.”
Many call him the hottest male star of the moment.
“It’s nice but to be honest, I’m not after any title. It’s the kind of person you are that counts. You should always keep your feet on the ground in spite of your triumph,” states Alden.