Coco Martin and Angeline Quinto shine in ‘Born To Love You’
by: Rhea Manila Santos
Despite the gloomy weather, fans of both Coco Martin and Angeline Quinto trooped to the Born To Love You premiere night at SM Megamall in Ortigas last May 29. Even Coco’s and Angeline’s celebrity friends proved to be just as excited with the event as early birds Paulo Avelino, Melissa Ricks, Vina Morales, Jed Madela, and Julia Montes were among the first to be seated in the theater. The cast of Primetime Bida’s hit fantaserye Aryana—Ella Cruz, Paul Salas, Michelle Vito and David Chua—also showed up at the premiere.
Sam Milby, Robi Domingo, Joem Bascon, and Jason Francisco all arrived solo. Slater Young, Markki Stroem, Kit Thompson, and Carlo Romero elicited some screams from fans while walking down the red carpet.
Coco’s other Walang Hanggan co-stars also showed their support for him at the premiere. Dawn Zulueta was there with husband Anton Lagdameo while Richard Gomez came with his wife, Ormoc congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez.
“The movie is cute. Ito yung movie na gusto mong matawa, gusto mong maiyak, gusto mong ma-in love. Cute yung acting ni Angeline. Gusto ko yung brand ng acting niya. Maraming mga touching moments. Maganda yung scene na nasa riles sila ng tren, magkayakap sila,” said Richard. His wife Lucy also agreed with the novelty of the movie. “I think it was refreshingly funny. Si Coco was his usual cute and adorable character. A very, very nice combination. It was very unpredictable. Akala mo maiiyak then biglang matatawa ka. Para siyang loka-loka. It’s cute. Very cute.”
In Born To Love You, Coco plays the role of Rex, a talented photographer with a sad past. He crosses paths with Joey, an outspoken tourist guide whom he can’t seem to get along with at first. What ensues is a journey of discovery for both of them on what really matters in life.
After a grueling eight months of shooting, Coco admitted he feels fulfilled after watching the outcome of their hard work in Born To Love You. “Sobrang nagpoapasalamat ako sa lahat ng taong sumuporta at nagmahal sa amin ni Angeline. Finally napalabas na rin yung pelikula. Masasabi ko na sulit ang hirap at pagod namin dito nung napanuod naming yung acceptance ng audience. Hindi ako nag-expect pero nung napanuod ko na yung pelikula habang nag-du-dubbing ako, nakita ko na yung potential eh. Kumbaga kahit ako bilang artista na ako mismo yung gumaganap, kinikilig ako and then nakaka-inspired, nakaka-in love. Kaya sabi ko sulit talaga,” he shared.
Angeline, on the other hand, admitted that she had premiere night jitters. “Sa totoo lang po, kanina pa ako naiihi bago pa magsimula ang palabas. Pinipigilan ko na lang. Maraming maraming salamat. Kahit medyo maulan talagang nagtungo kayo dito. Talagang sobra yung pasasalamat ko sa ABS-CBN sa napakalaking tiwala na binigay nila. Kung tutuusin, nung pinapanuod ko hindi ko alam kung paano ko nagawa yun kasi halos eight months naming shinoot yung pelikula at kanina nung pinapanuod ko parang sobrang naiyak ako sa sobrang saya kasi at least yung pinaghirapan namin natapos na. At yung mga tao dito sa Megamall, sa labas pa lang ang dami ng tao,” she said.