Jodi Sta. Maria, Richard Yap, and Ian Veneracion are set to star in an upcoming Star Cinema romantic-comedy movie this year. “Well this is going to be an exciting project with Star Cinema, siyempre makakasama ko si Richard at si Ian and of course directed by direk Antoinette (Jadaone). This is a story about love pero may twist tsaka unexpected ending so ‘yun muna masasabi ko,” Jodi said during the story conference of the movie.
Jodi was able to work with Richard Yap in the hit serye Be Careful With My Heart. Meanwhile, Ian was her onscreen partner in the primetime serye Pangako Sa’yo. She stressed that has high regard for her two leading men. “I’m really very excited to be working with the both of them kasi una [si Richard] muna and after a while si Ian naman sa Pangako Sa’yo and now kasama ko na sila pareho. I respect them both and I appreciate both din naman.”
What did she miss working with her former two onscreen partners? “[Kay Richard] madami at tsaka inaabangan ko na ‘yung pang-aasar niya sa akin. [Kay] Ian ako nami-miss ko din sa kanya na I look forward to siguro ‘yung mga conversations namin kasi kaming dalawa we can talk about anything under the sun,” she shared.
Meanwhile Ian has expressed his excitement as well to be working with Jodi and Richard. “I’m really excited to be part of this kasi alam ko maraming sumubaybay sa love team ni Richard at ni Jodi at tapos ‘yun nga may followers din ‘yung Pangako Sa’yo so hindi sila madi-disappoint dahil sa ganda ng script at sa treatment na gagawin ni direk Tonette,” Ian said.
“I think it’s bringing out the best of both worlds para happy lahat,” Richard added.
Jodi will play the role of Chinggay, a 30-year old loveless woman in the film. “Isa siyang babae na successful, maganda, matalino pero single. Seven years na siyang single nakalimutan na niyang paano magkaroon ng boyfriend. Parang tina-tackle dito ‘yung parang tingin ng mga tao sa isang 30-year old up na babae na kapag single siya may mali sa kanya. Bakit ka single? Kailan ka mag-aasawa? Parang kapag single ka ng ganong age para kang may sakit na nakakahawa na dapat agapan so ito ‘yung tina-tackle sa movie,” director Tonette relayed.
Two men will come into Chinggay’s life that will cause confusion of her heart. “Ang nangyari single siya for the longest time pero pinatutuhanan niya ‘yung ‘When it rains, it pours.’ Dumating si Frank played by Richard Yap na ex niya for five year na nagkita ulit sila. Tapos si Ian plays Ryan na meron siyang ex na ni-reject siya sa proposal na tinulungan siya ni Jodi. Itong dalawang lalaking ito nagpahaba ng hair ni Chinggay at hindi niya alam kung sino ang pipiliin dahil magkaibang love ang ibinibigay ng dalawang lalaki,” direk Tonette added.