Chemistry between Lovi and Benjamin onscreen

Lovi Poe is proud of  Beautiful Strangers on GMA. She only has good words for co-stars Heart Evangelista, Benjamin Alves ,and current flame Rocco Nacino.

 “That’s right!” she avers. “I’m simply elated with how the story flows. For one, there are surprising twists from time to time, which surely thrill the viewers. Every week offers new revelations. It’s not predictable. I can say that so far, this is my best and most favorite soap ever.

 “When it comes to my fellow stars, I’m hats-off to their dedication and competence in essaying their respective role. First, there’s Heart whose character here is strong. In the soap, we’re bitter rivals and have lots of confrontation scenes. But before we do our on-screen fights, we hug each other first.

Benjamin Alves

“It’s some sort of motivation for us to be able to cry then, when tears roll down our cheeks, we become enemies. We just know how to open the faucet in each other’s eyes, so to speak since I know what she’s gone through and vice-versa. You should see Heart here because her part is so challenging. What’s good between us two, we support each other because off-cam we’re friends.”

 Interestingly, many notice her chemistry with Benjamin.

Lovi Poe

 “Oh yes! We previously worked together in Sana Dati and I guess, we were able to establish screen rapport from there. I love Ben. We’ve been friends for so long now and a strong factor there is that I’m comfortable with him.

“I can easily connect with him on screen. When I look at him, there’s the instant ‘kilig’ factor, which is very important to make your sweet moments on screen easier. I guess that’s a must for any screen pair, right? So that your love will be believable before the eyes of the viewers.”

It’s good Rocco doesn’t get jealous?

 “No, there’s nothing like that. In the first place, they’re friends. Rocco knows being an actor himself that it’s part of the job.”

Speaking of Rocco, the dusky actress reveals that it’s quite hard doing scenes especially highly dramatic ones with her boyfriend.

 “Yes, I’ve realized that! Ha-ha-ha! It’s difficult because we’re happy in real life. This is the first soap we’ve done as steadies. At first, I thought it was just fine but it’s not easy to look at him as someone who’s hurting you in the story because in real life, he’s the opposite. He is not hurting far. It’s hard to draw out the required emotion from each other,” ends Lovi.



LJ Reyes was adjudged Best Actress in the recently concluded 13th Pacific Meridian International Film Festival for her work in the indie movie Anino sa Likod ng Buwan. She wasn’t able to attend the awarding ceremony though which was held in Vladivostok, Russia. Her director, Jun Lana accepted the trophy on her behalf.

“I cried when I received the text message from Direk Jun. It’s my first international acting award. God knows how hard I worked for that film so I simply feel vindicated. It’s an attestation that all my efforts paid-off. It’s a blessing and God is so kind to me,” she says.

Until now, words cannot express how she feels regarding her recent triumph.

“It’s inexplicable. It’s just okay if I wasn’t physically present there to accept the trophy. I’ve no regrets about that. What’s important is the viewers appreciated our movie and on top of that, I won, right?”

The be-dimpled actress is looking forward to the commercial exhibition of the film in the Philippines.

 “Of course, our happiness and success will be more complete and meaningful if the movie will be appreciated here in our country,” LJ states.

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