With their film Love is Color Blind all set to start streaming on December 9, stars Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano admitted that it is just sinking in that after the success of their series, He’s Into Her, that they are now headlining another major project.
“Oh my gosh, actually ngayon pa lang nag-si-sink in na may movie. Now I can finally say it, we have a movie! Actually bawat project na gagawin namin is talagang big adjustment. Ang layo ng mga characters namin from one another and the story. But every project na gagawin namin might be challenging but it’s still a good challenge,” Belle shared.
The love team known as DonBelle readily admitted that with each new project there is pressure on them to exceed expectations.
“Hindi naman mawawala yung pressure of course. Wow eh pinapangarap lang namin ito dati ‘di ba? If we want to enter the industry, to have your own movie with Star Cinema pa, parang what more can you ask for? So of course may pressure talaga and it’s good pressure because we even felt it sa set na kailangan ibigay namin lahat. Yung trust din binigay sa amin. So it was good pressure and we were just hoping for the best para magustuhan niyo yung movie. Yun talaga. And we are thankful and grateful for the support of the cast, direk, and everyone behind the movie,” Donny said.
Belle agreed with her co-star, adding, “Mas kakabahan ako kung wala ng pressure (laughs). At least dun pa lang, alam ko na when there’s pressure we know na kailangan namin gawin yung best namin sa bawat eksenang gagawin namin.”
Touted by Star Cinema as the New Gen Phenomenal Love Team, the two stars said they appreciate all the love they receive and assure their fans they willnot let it get into their heads.
“It’s very much appreciated. Humbling. Kasi when we first saw the trailer wala pa yung mga scoring at saka yung title. We finally had goosebumps watching it this time. Hindi ko alam kung paano i-e-explain yung feeling na ‘to kasi sobrang grateful lang namin talaga. Yun lang masasabi namin. It’s such a blessing,” Donny said.
Belle said she couldn’t help but be impressed after watching their completed trailer. “Honestly, it’s super flattering. Being able to watch the trailer and masabi yun, like wow. Yun talaga yung naging reaction ko (laughs),” she added.
During the Love is Color Blind mediacon, members of the press asked Donny and Belle how they feel to be the heir apparent of another successful and enduring love team partnership. The two downplayed the comparison to Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo’s love team, Kathniel.
“First of all, we’re very humbled and flattered kasi siyempre thankful kami sa support. Siyempre ang Kathniel, Kathniel na yun eh. So I think for us we’re just focused on getting our own path, our own journey. We’re learning everyday, learning with each other, supporting each other, and just learning that we keep our feet on the ground and we never stop learning and that we give the glory to God all the time. We are grateful for the support the supporters give us everyday. We are excited to go through this together and learn more from one another in this path,” Donny explained.
Love is Color Blind stars Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, John Lapus, Angelina Cruz, Jeremiah Lisbo, and Esnyr Ranollo. Directed by John Leo Garcia under Star Cinema.