By: Jocelyn Dimaculangan From: Philippine Entertainment Portal
[August 6, 2008]
Two-time FHM Philippines cover girl Ehra Madrigal and the Philippines' Dance floor Dynamite John Prats have teamed up as a socially mismatched but sexy pair in Studiomax's feel-good romance, which opens in theaters nationwide on August 20.
John plays a hardworking taxi driver named Axel while Ehra is Bry, a sleep-deprived call center agent. Both of them struggle to make their dreams come true. He prefers to work double shifts to meet his boundary while she would rather go to all the VTR auditions she could go to, in the hopes of landing a lucrative commercial modeling contract. Although their values are different, Axel feels an affinity for the female call center agent whom he drives to work every day.
Their pursuit for the good life slows down when conflicts arise—Axel comes face-to-face with the father whom he hasn't heard from in years while Bry is betrayed by her live-in boyfriend. These events lead the driver-passenger relationship to take a more romantic turn.
Loving You marks the first time that John and Ehra are paired in a project. John recalls, "Nung nalaman ko yung line up ng cast, sabi ko parang lahat ‘to taga GMA-7. Mag-isa lang ako, pero sabi ko okay lang kasi ang sexy naman ng magiging partner ko!" He admits feeling jittery during the first shooting days with the vivacious Ehra. "Medyo kinabahan ako," he says. Ehra could only laugh and reply, "Come on!"
In reality, the FHM cover girl is a carefree girl. Ehra says, "Like my character, Bry, hyper ako, makulit, walang pakialam at...mabilis akong magsalita!" She adds, "Ang pinakamahirap sa ‘kin yung breakdown scene, pataas yung energy n'ya kasi, buti na lang si Direk Don, he guided me on every scene."
Her newest leading man couldn't help but be awed by her spontaneity, mesmerizing screen presence, and remarkable talent. John swears Ehra will enthrall viewers as he was enthralled by her. "Ngayon lang sila makakakita ng sexy na nagbi-breakdown lagi." Ehra credits the charming John for making her feel very comfortable and revealing a new dimension to her sexy side.
The other exciting twosomes in Loving You are JC de Vera & Yasmien Kurdi, Polo Ravales & Jean Garcia, and Aljur Abrenica & Kris Bernal. This film, written by Fairlane Raymundo and directed by Don Cuaresma, is produced by Studiomax and released by Regal Entertainment.
The premiere night of Loving You is scheduled on August 17 at SM Megamall.