Dingdong in upcoming Star Cinema film

DINGDONG ON A ROLL. With Marian Rivera. Photo from his Facebook

DINGDONG ON A ROLL. With Marian Rivera.

Photo from his Facebook

MANILA, Philippines - For the first time, Kapuso leading man Dingdong Dantes and Kapamilya leading lady Bea Alonzo will be together in an as-yet-untitled movie under Star Cinema.

This will be Dingdong’s 3rd film under the film arm of ABS-CBN. He first did "Segunda Mano" in 2011, then "One More Try" in 2012. He won best actor in both films at the Metro Manila Film Festivals of 2011 and 2012.

They started shooting in August and Dingdong is thankful that Star Cinema has included this film as part of the film company’s 20th anniversary.

"I'm very fortunate to be part of their celebration, even though two years pa lang ako [I've only had two years] doing a movie with them," Dingdong said.

"But to be given this opportunity to work with one of their prime-leading ladies, Bea Alonzo, sobra-sobra ang pasasalamat ko [I'm really very grateful].”

Leading men

Dingdong had worked with Bea’s boyfriend, Zanjoe Marudo, in "One More Try."

"Zanjoe is a good actor and naging magkaibigan din kami [we became friends] when we did the movie with Angel Locsin and Angelica Panganiban.

"Ngayon, ang girlfriend naman niya ang katrabaho ko.” (Now, I'm working with his girlfriend.)

Bea, for her part, is pleased to work with a leading man outside her studio.

"I’ve worked with almost every leading man in ABS-CBN, like John Lloyd Cruz and Sam Milby. I guess it’s time that I work with somebody new.

"And tamang-tama naman [it's just the right time] that Dingdong Dantes was paired with me in this new movie.

"At first, medyo awkward ang feeling kasi hindi pa kami magkakilala."

(At first I felt awkward because we didn't know each other.)

"Pero mabilis kaming naging kampante sa isa’t isa." (But we immediately had this rapport.)

"I learned also that Dingdong is friends with Zanjoe, kaya lalo akong naging okey [so I felt all the more okay] with him.

"Ngayon, nagkakabiruan na kami [We kid each other] during shooting. Nawala na ang mga awkward moments namin noong una.” (We've gone past our awkward moments.)

Jealous type

Dingdong’s girlfriend Marian Rivera is known to be the jealous type. But "Marian was so nice to give me pastries," Bea said.

"She asked Dingdong to give to me kapag nag-shooting na kami [whenever we did shootings]. It was such a nice gesture.

"Wala naman siyang dapat na ika-worry because I have my own man. At selosa din ako kaya pareho lang kami."

(She has nothing to worry about because I have my own man. And I'm also the jealous type so we're the same.)

"Nakatulong na magkaibigan ang mga boyfriends namin." (It helps that her boyfriend and mine are friends.)

"Who knows baka one of these days magkaroon kaming apat ng [the 4 of us might have a] date night.

"Just to show na okey kaming apat [that we're all okay].” - Rappler.com