June 22, 2018, 11:27 am
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Megan proves she’s more than just a pretty face

MEGAN Young is proving in “The Stepdaughters” she is indeed more than just a pretty face. 

Some quarters were then dismissing her. “Miss World lang siya but pagdating sa acting, wala pang ibubuga,” they said. But in her role as Mayumi in the hit GMA series, she is now showing she can more than hold her own in her dramatic confrontation scenes with Katrina Halili and Samantha Lopez and in her touching scenes with Glydel Mercado.

“I’d like to thank all those na nakakapansing nag-improve naman ang acting ko,” says Megan on the set of the show. “As Mayumi, I’m not the typical inaapi kasi Mayumi fights back.”

She says this is definitely a big challenge for her. 

“Hindi kasi ako ganoon in real life. I’m not confrontational. I don’t really get angry and when I’m annoyed, I just cry and never raise my voice. Pero iba nga si Mayumi and I guess it goes with the times kasi it’s now the season of women empowerment and strong women.”

How does she feel when Katrina is having sweet romantic scenes with her boyfriend Mikael Daez? 

“Ay, hindi ko sila pinapanood. Pero okay lang sa’king gawin nila ang ganung mga eksena kasi trabaho naman namin ito. Kailangan talaga sa work namin. Pero ayokong manood kasi parang nahihiya ako. Baka ma-conscious pa sila sa akin. Even on screen, I don’t watch them. Para pa rin akong nawe-weirdo-han na iba ang kahalikan niya, so huwag na lang mag-watch.”

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Alden Richards is understandably glad and excited with his new acting project, “Victor Magtanggol,” since his last one, “Destined to be Yours,” seems ages ago. But fans of his AlDub love team with Maine Mendoza are up against it. This is just to be expected as they don’t want Alden to be separated from Maine.

But what can they do? Maine herself has declared she doesn’t really want to do soaps and seems to be contented enough with her exposure in “Eat Bulaga.” Fans are now bashing any new leading lady who’d be paired with Alden. 

They’re also are threatening to boycott Alden’s show, but who cares? They’ve already proven that they don’t really have that much of a clout when “Destined to be Yours” had to be terminated on the air as it’s not rating as well as expected. They’re all bark, but no bite, so Alden and his new leading ladies need not worry at all. 

But who is Victor Magtanggol? 

“Si Victor Magtanggol ay isang simpleng tao na nabigyan ng isang extraordinaryong misyon sa buhay na masusukat ang lahat sa buhay niya: pagsubok sa pamilya, pagsubok bilang kapatid, pagsubok bilang kaibigan, lahat,” said Alden. 

He says “Victor Magtanggol” is full of drama, action and adventure which mirrors the lives of every Filipino. But some quarters allege it’s just copied from “Pedro Penduko” which will be done as a movie by James Reid.

“That’s not true. Malayong-malayo ito roon. Nang binigay kasi sa akin ang ‘Victor Magtanggol’ and then diniscribe ang character niya, ang lakas ng koneksyon sa mga Pilipino. Maraming action scenes so I really worked out sa gym to prepare for this and also trained in parkour free running and obstacle course para mas maging maliksi ang movements ko.”

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Iya Villania and Drew Arellano are hosting once again the fourth season of the morning cooking show, “Home Foodie,” that features the wonderful products of San Miguel Purefoods in delicious but affordable dishes that they call “madalicious” meals. It will start on June 11 right after “Unang Hirit.” Aside from Chef Llena Tan Arcenas, Drew and IYa will have new chef co-hosts, Martin Narisma and John Valley. 

If you want to know how to prepare “madalicious” (which means madali na, delicious pa) meals, just log on at www.homefoodie.com or get them at their Twitter and Facebook account, @HomeFoodiePH.

Iya is currently preggers with their second baby that will be another boy just like their first born, Primo. Will they try to have a baby girl next time? 

“We don’t know,” says Drew. “It’s all up to the Lord.”

“We’ll be happy to have a girl but we’re okay na rin kami sa two boys,” says Iya. 

Chef Llena says “Home Foodie” shows that men can also cook. “Drew showed that the sterotype belief that only mothers and women should cook is not true as even dads and men can cook well kasi we feature easy recipes, understandable and we don’t even use fancy equipment,” she adds. “Lahat, simplified kaya mas dumarami lalo ang viewers ng ‘Home Foodie’ as we give very practical tips.”

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Donnalyn Bartolome gets her biggest break playing one of the lead roles in the suspense-thriller “Cry No Fear.” A Youtube sensation who started posting her own song and dance videos when she was only 13 years old (she’s now turning 24 on July 9), she quickly developed her own following and later on moved to Facebook.

She writes her own songs and her single, “Kakaibabe,” became a hit after it became part of the movie “Diary ng Panget” soundtrack in 2014. She has since had other hits and TV5 then got her to appear in some of their shows like “Wattpad Presents.” She also started doing movies with Viva Films, like “Fangirl/Fanboy,” “Darkroom.”

“Nagpapasalamat talaga ako sa Viva for giving me this big break in ‘Cry No Fear’,” she says. “Dati, best friend lang lagi ang roles ko, ni Nadine Lustre o ni Anne Curtis. But now, I share topbilling na with Ella Cruz. I’ve been attending some acting workshops kasi at, siguro, nakita ng Viva na kaya ko na. Big learning experience ito for me as I learned so much from our director, Richard Somes. Kasi dati, pabebe lang ang roles ko, but here he reallly taught me how to emote kasi ngayon lang ako nakagawa ng suspense-thriller.”

Her life was endangered while doing one scene in “Cry No Fear.” “Sa eksena, tinatakasan namin yung intruders na pumasok sa bahay namin at dumaan kami ni Ella sa bubong and from there, tatalon kami sa aming swimming pool to escape. It took five takes bago ko na-perfect yung pag-jump ko. Pagod na pagod na ako and it’s so cold kasi umuulan sa eksena. Sa last jump ko, hindi na ako maka-surface again and I felt, lumulubog na ako at nalulunod ako so I said help, help. Si Ella ang tumulong sa akin. She jumped into the pool and saved me.”

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Director Richard Somes says he really got scared when Donnalyn Bartolome nearly got drowned in a crucial scene in “Cry No Fear.” “Buti na lang alert si Ella and helped her,” he says. “In another scene sa putikan, they had a fight with one of the intruders, played by new actress Carlene Ocampo. After Carlene was hit, natumba siya sa putikan at sabi ko, ang ganda ng death scene niya. Tapos, hindi na kumikilos so we all got alarmed kasi nawalan talaga siya ng malay. Akala ko, dadalhin na namin sa ospital, natakot kami, but eventually, she regained her consciousness.”

The 40-year old Direk Richard is based in Bacolod and trained with Peque Gallaga as production designer and art director. His first acclaimed work as a director was “Yanggaw” (about vampires) that won many awards in Cinema One Filmfest in 2008. He also directed the acclaimed “Lihim ng San Joaquin” episode of “Shake Rattle & Roll 2k5” with Mark Anthony Fernandez and the historical drama “Ang Supremo” about Andres Bonifacio that gave Alfred Vargas a couple of best actor awards in 2012. 

“Cry No Fear” is his first project with Viva. “I pitched the script sa Viva and they liked it as a horror movie but not about the supernatural kundi something that can happen to any family in real life,” he says. “They told me, ‘May mga artista kaming bagay sa lead roles dito’, then they showed me the pictures of Ella and Donnalyn sa catalogue. Eventually, I met them and I got excited dahil bagay sila sa roles in my script kasi they look so vulnerable. I told them it will be very demanding and strenuous kasi we will be shooting in seven days of rain, and okay raw sa kanila. I was amazed that they’re like fire and ice so magka-match sila.”

Why is the title “Cry No Fear”? 

“Bagay kasi millennial ang sound at dating, di ba? Also, their characters look so fragile but eventually, they have to be brave, stand up and fight their tormentors.”

“Cry No Fear” opens in theaters on June 20. After this, Direk Richard’s next movie is an action-thriller, “We Will Not Die Tonight,” with Erich Gonzales who underwent rigid stunt training to do her own dangerous stunts in various fight scenes with Alex Vincent Medina and Paolo Paraiso.
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