Matteo Guidicelli admitted he was more than excited to be cast as one of the lead actors in the Dolce Amore along with Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano. The 25-year-old performer said he is ready to get back into acting after focusing on singing last year. "It feels great na kasama ko sila. Actually last year I wanted to focus on my album already and the music pero when Star Creatives said they had a project for me called Dolce Amore which would shoot in Italy and I would play an Italian character. Tapos sabi ko, ‘Wow, you know I lost my lolo last year and his dream for me was to play a film in Italy?' Sabi ko nun parang it’s not going to happen. So yun nangyari na. Kumbaga it’s very close to my heart and I’m very blessed to be with them,” He explained.
For his role as Fil-Italian heir Giancarlo de Luca in the new Primetime Bida series, Matteo had to speak in mostly Italian dialogue. He credited his co-actor Ruben Maria Soriquez (who plays Liza’s adoptive father Roberto Marchesa) for helping him look like an authentic Italian speaker. "Actually si Ruben yung brains of the language here. He’s the one correcting all of our grammar. He’s there for us talaga. He’s a big help on the set and sobrang galing ni Ruben,” he shared.
Matteo also admitted that he did some preparation for his role as the third party to one of the country’s hottest love team Lizquen. "Nagpagupit ako tapos tinanggal ko talaga yung facial hair ko, lahat. 17 ulit (laughs). Short hair din so parang totoy,” he added.
Playing the suitor of Liza Soberano was not a difficult task for Matteo who admits he found the 18-year-old actress very attractive. "Sobra di ba? Baka magkaaway kami ni Enrique (laughs). Liza is beautiful. Nung nagtrabaho kami sa Italy, sa umpisa akala ko sobrang bata ni Liza dahil she was 17 pa lang pero ngayon 18 pero but she’s very mature for her age. She makes decisions on her own. It’s very nice to see someone like that and she’s a very down-to-earth person,” he admitted.
It was during their shoot abroad that Matteo discovered that his new leading lady had a hidden talent most people probably were not yet aware of here in the Philippines. “Ang galing ni Liza, nakakatuwa. Yung mga hidden talents niya na hindi niyo alam. She likes to rap. We had a lot of bonding moments. Kaso palaging nasa Facetime si Liza. Masaya yun set namin,” he shared.