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A Very Special Team-up
By Rachelle Siazon
Is giving all your love to someone enough? Or would you rather have your feelings be reciprocated? This is the premise that Direk Cathy Garcia-Molina brings to life in the much-awaited romantic movie of the year A Very Special Love. It is a story of two opposing characters whose perceptions in life would be challenged as soon as they cross paths: Laida who’s a hopeless romantic and Miggy who’s a straight-laced cynic.
Some would think that there’s nothing new in this plot but the film’s acclaimed director has taken this as a challenge to herself and the cast. "Sinasabi ko lagi kay John Lloyd, ‘Lloydy, ang test of a good actor is doing similar and ordinary roles differently every time. That’s our task in this movie eh. How to make this ordinary character—na napanood mo na rin sa iba—different from your other roles. At in fairness to him, John Lloyd delivers, with glowing results," Direk Cathy stressed.
Nothing less is expected from John Lloyd who had done his best to internalize the nuances of his role. He assures the viewers that though they will hate Miggy at first, they will eventually understand where he’s coming from. Sarah on the other hand is more excited with the fact that she was paired with John Lloyd who is famed for his superior acting chops. But instead of feeling intimidated, Sarah shared that she easily got along with him this time. Working together in this project has certainly made them closer and therefore making their team-up truly memorable.
Sarah expressed her sentiments about her partner in a recent interview, "Nag-iisa si John Lloyd Cruz, hindi mo matatawaran talaga ang galing niya at napaka-professional pa. It’s a dream come true sa akin na mabigyan ng pagkakataon na makatrabaho siya at sana, maulit pa." John Lloyd complimented her back as well as his revered mentor, "I am very proud of this movie, as usual, Direk Cathy is superb and si Sarah, ang galing galing niya. I never expected that A VERY SPECIAL LOVE will be very special to us and hopefully, sa mga manonood din na sumusuporta sa akin, kay Direk at kay Sarah through the years, in our individual efforts."
Indeed, lots of surprising twists and turns will be seen on their first team-up on the big screens. The rushes of the movie alone have build up much excitement and people can’t wait to be the first to watch it in the cinemas. So better mark July 30 on your calendars and make it a date to the opening of A Very Special Love in all theaters nationwide.