New screen tandem in ‘The PreNup”

posted October 05, 2015 at 05:50 pm
by  Isah V. Red

It is touted as the ultimate romantic-kilig movie of the year. The PreNup pairs Jennylyn Mercado and Sam Milby for the first time on the big screen.

The tandem seems to have a screen chemistry, both are natural to comedy evident in the scenes shot in Central Park and other places in New York City.

Milby and Mercado breezed through their roles as lovers with so much ease and comfort that they were very natural in their kissing and love scenes. Insiders say he was extra attentive to her during the shoot of the big scenes.

In The PreNup Sam Milby and Jennylyn Mercado fall in love in New York City

The rapport between each other paid off handsomely as the movie’s trailer immediately gained over a million views and likes the minute Regal Entertainment posted it on social media. Even its poster is equally creating quite a stir with its simple yet romantic layout.

In the film, both Milby and Mercado are traveling to New York on the same plane. The former dreams to become a professional photographer while the latter just wants to meet her long-lost father.

When Mercado’s character fails to see her dad, she meets Milby’s character who becomes her Knight in Shining Armor. As in all romantic movies, the fall in love and decide to marry. The wedding preparations, however, suffer a glitch when back in Manila, Sam’s parents demand that the couple sign a pre-nuptial agreement.

Not many knows what a pre-nuptial agreement is. It is an agreement between two individuals who are to be married. And it is about the property they own, especially if one is higher in social status than the other. If and when they agree to this kind of set-up, then present and future properties of the couple will solely be their own and, ergo, when they decide to do anything about them, they do not need the consent of any of the parties involved.

Screen's new tandem: Jennylyn and Sam; Jennylyn Mercado is the Filipino looking for her father and Sam Milby is the Filipino American

This is a common practice among popular celebrities today.

The movie tackles the impact of a pre-nup agreement to the families of the couple.

Apart from the fresh team-up of Milby and Mercado, The PreNup is Jun Lana’s commercial film after a slew of films acclaimed critically at international film festivals.

Lana won a best director trophy for one of his latest work. Some of his unforgettable projects are Barber’s Tale, Bwakaw, and So It’s You.

In addition to this, New York City holds fond memories for the director as it paid witness to his and long-time partner Perci Intalan’s exchange of vows of few years back.

The PreNup spreads love, joy, and good vibes when it hits theaters nationwide on Oct. 14. This is a fim from Regal Entertainment.


Heart and Chiz’s love nest

Heart Evangelista is building a house in Quezon City and it will be finished soon. The house will be her and Senator Chiz Escdero’s love nest.

In an interview in TV recently, Evangelista said the design is Mediterranean inspired outside, but the interiors will have a French country look so it will feel “homey” for her husband’s twins.       

Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero

While they have been married for seven months, they are still living in separate homes because they can’t fit in the little townhouse where the senator lives somewhere in Quezon City.         

 “Weird,” says Escudero as he goes to two houses every time. He goes to the house Evangelista is renting after his twins have gone to bed. It is not very far as it is walking distance from his house.

In the morning, he wakes up early so he can bring Quino and Chesi to school.

 “Maganda. Masaya. Medyo mahirap lang kasi wala naman kaming iisang bahay,” says Chiz of the arrangement.

 “Heart rents the townhouse she lives in. It is in the same subdivision where my kids and I live. So, hindi kasya yung gamit ko roon. Hindi kasya yung gamit ng mga anak ko roon. Hindi rin naman kasya yung mga gamit niya sa townhouse na inuupahan ko. So, medyo alanganin lang at magulo yung setup namin ngayon,” the senator adds.         

 Since 1998 when he was elected as a congressman, Escudero has been living in a townhouse near St. Lukes Medical Center in Quezon City.        

“At least, kapag natapos yung ipinapagawang bahay ni Heart, pwede kong sabihing ‘ibinabahay’ ako ni Heart Evangelista,” says Escudero smiling naughtily.


Julie Anne, Derrick in Korea Concert 

Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose and one of the country’s hottest bachelors Derrick Monasterio will represent the country in the upcoming One Asia Seoul Mega Concert on Oct. 6 at Seoul City Hall.

Derrick Monasterio; Julie Ann San Jose

 The Kapuso stars will be performing with other recording artists from different countries in Asia such as K-Pop heavyweights CNBLUE, GOT7 and Ailee, Misia from Japan and China’s representative Reno Wang.

 The sconcert will be aired on SBS Korean Broadcasting Company.


Glaiza de Castro celebrates journey as  musician

Glaiza de Castro was in the spotlight on Oct. 3 for her first major solo concert at the Music Museum. Dubbed as Dreams Never End, De Castor channeled her inner rock star with some of the chart-topping hits from her self-produced album entitled Synthesis.

She shared her music with the people who continue to join her journey in reaching her dreams. 

 Glaiza de Castro

Feeling ecstatic, the GMA Artist Center star shared how she prepared for the big night, “Ever since the launch of Synthesis, I’ve become more inspired to share my music. Excited ako to perform my songs to everyone and above anything else, I want to make it intimate for my fans. This is going to be my way of saying thanks.”

The singer-songwriter was joined by her fellow artist friends including King of R&B Jay-R, rock icon Kitchie Nadal, acoustic idol Aiza Seguerra, and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

Avid fans of the ground-breaking series The Rich Man’s Daughter, who call themselves RaStro rebels, were among those who caught another glimpse of their favorite love team as Rhian Ramos jammed with Glaiza at the concert.

Dreams Never End was directed by Rico Gutierrez, with Marc Lopez as the musical director and GMA Network as its official media partner.

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