After Bea Alonzo signed a four-picture deal with Star Cinema last March 7, she happily told ABS-CBN reporters that she will be doing Maalaala Mo Kaya The Movie with Angel Locsin and Zanjoe Marudo. She added that they’re scheduled to start shooting right after her movie with Vic Sotto. “It’s such a big project for MMK’s 20th anniversary this year, kaya nung narinig ko talagang masaya ako. Ang dami-daming blessings na natanggap ko ngayon. Every morning, when I wake up, ang sarap ng feeling kasi madaming positive energy, lahat ng nakapaligid sa ’yo masasayang tao, kaya sobrang saya ko ngayon,” she began.
Although they’re considered rivals in the biz, Bea claimed that it’s a privilege to work with an acclaimed actress such as Angel. “Kung magkakaroon man ng competition, healthy competition siguro para ma-push namin yung isa’t isa beyond our limits. Hindi ako magpapakaimpokrita at sabihing wala talaga lalo na dahil magka-batch kami. But it’s a healthy competition and I wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to her. Siyempre ang gusto ko yung pareho kaming may maipapakitang bago. I think she’s a good actress. Siyempre na-nominate nga siya sa International Emmy Awards ‘di ba? Who wouldn’t want to work with someone like her?”
Bea further shared that it’s also good that she gets to work with her fellow young actresses because it would give them a chance to bond and learn from each other. “Siyempre first time ko makaka-work si Angel so masaya ako kasi hindi naman palagi na nakakatrabaho ko yung mga ka-genre ko, alam mo yun? Pareho kami halos na ginagawang projects. The last time na may nakatrabaho ako na halos kasing edad ko, si Anne Curtis for Maging Sino Ka Man. So itong movie namin ni Angel, ibang timpla naman. Sayang kasi nandun kami sa book launch ni Mark Nicdao (Vantage) last Sunday. Pero pagkaalis ko pala, sakto sinasabi sa akin ng kasama ko na papasok na si Angel. Hindi na kami nagkita at nakapag-usap.”
Aside from Maalaala Mo Kaya The movie, Bea is also thrilled with her reunion movie with perennial leading man John Lloyd Cruz sometime in 2012. “It’s going to be really special kasi 11 years na yung love team namin next year and it’s directed by Olivia Lamasan. Hindi ko pa nakakatrabaho si Inang (as director Olive is fondly called by colleagues) sa pelikula. When I started in the teleserye Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, siya yung nagdi-direk nun. Pero sa movie ngayon pa lang so isang malaking privilege na makatrabaho siya.”
Bea explained that it would take a while before she and John Lloyd would start shooting the film since they’re both busy with their respective projects at the moment. But she was quick to say that she’s really happy with John Lloyd’s portrayal in the top-rating series, Imortal. “I think alam na rin niya na may pelikula kami together pero ‘di pa namin napag-uusapan. Sa totoo lang nakaka-miss katrabaho si Lloydy. Madaming instances na bigla ko siya maaalala. Kasi meron isang eksena, ‘Ay si Lloydy…’ Tapos nakikita ko siya sa TV. I’m really proud of him kasi ang layo-layo na ng narating niya. Humble pa rin siya at kung nagbago man, for the better.”