What defines a relationship? Romance? Intimacy? Sexual compatibility? Honest-to-goodness love? Or do we really have to define or label it? After all, we all have different reasons for wanting a relationship.
This is the theme of the newest film from Star Cinema, Unofficially Yours.
Under the direction of the box-office director, Cathy Garcia-Molina, the story of Unofficially Yours starts out with a one night stand of the two lead characters!
“Ito na ang pinaka-matapang kong pelikula as far as theme is concerned!” says Direk Cathy, “Basically it’s a story about a guy who believes so much in love then falls in love with someone who doesn’t want to fall in love.”
Unofficially Yours stars two of the country’s most loved and admired actors, John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin.
“Madaming firsts sa pelikulang ‘to” says John Lloyd, “First time namin ni Angel sa big screen, first time namin pareho sa ganitong klaseng roles, first time ng Star Cinema na sumabak sa ganitong tema na masasabing taboo pero nangyayari naman talaga sa paligid natin pero hindi lang komportable ang marami na pag-usapan.”
Last February 1 (Wednesday), a special media conference was held at the ELJ building ABS CBN with Unofficially Yours casts, John Lloyd Cruz, Angel Locsin, Edgar Allan Guzman, Boom Labrusca and the Martinez sisters together with Director Cathy Garcia-Molina and writer Miguel.
Direk Cathy, John Lloyd and Angel answered some very revealing questions about love, life and their new movie.
When asked about their present relationship status:
John Lloyd made some revealing statements about his relationship with Shaina Magdayao, “We are in an official relationship for quite some time.. papunta sa isang mas magandang (status) – walang starting over again kasi hindi naman nabasura yung first part nang relationship.”
Angel Locsin said that her relationship with Azkal player Phil Younghusband is “Unofficial” but full of love.
What to expect in the movie?
“Matapang-tapang s’ya, medyo edgy than the regular RomComs (Romantic Comedy), maraming sex scenes, so, that’s why it took a while bago s’ya napayagang i-produce pero the concept was three years old already. The title is right for the theme – ang galing po ng nag-isip n’yan.”
Difference and Adjustments from Immortal? (A TV series, where Angel and John Lloyd worked together)
“Dito nakita ko yung side ni John Lloyd na di ko pa nakikita sa Immortal, yung may pagka-charming and funny, actually medyo nahirapan kami mag-adjust. Si Lloydie po, pinakita n’ya po lahat dito at binigay n’ya po lahat.. lahat lahat na po.” – Angel
Was the movie inspired by hollywood movies like Friends with Benefits and No Strings attached?
“This concept was made for Angel-John Lloyd, then, the two hollywood films came out which has a similar theme. But we are confident that it is very much different” – Direk Cathy
“What we offered in the movie was the Filipino perspective on unofficial relationships and also the ‘heart’ – the theme may be the same but the heart of the movie is different. ” - Writer Miguel
How do you think the viewer will respond to the movie?
“I think madaming makaka-relate pero initially siguro may shock.” – Writer Miguel
What made you decide to do the movie? (for the Martinez Sisters)
“It was Direk Cathy’s idea to cast us, wala naman kami balak talaga mag-artista ever since, we just decided to give it a try, it’s a John Lloyd and Angel Locsin movie – who are we to decline the offer. We are the sisters of John Lloyd here in the movie.”
Do you believe that a one-night-stand can lead to an official relationship?
“Oo naman, anything is possible” - John Lloyd
Kung ikaw ay sabaw, anong klaseng sabaw ka?
“Nilaga, kasi hindi pa ako masarap, pag nilagyan ng kalamansi mas lalong sasarap.” – Edgar
“Bulalo, kailangan itaktak muna bago sumarap.” – Boom
“Sinigang na Baka, maasim at maanghang” – Miguel
“Siningang, kahit palagi inuulam ok kainin, may konting anghang at maasim at ok sa panlasang pinoy” – Angel
“Minestrone, para healthy, 2012 is all about being healthy for me.” – John Lloyd
“Gusto ko man sabihin sinigang para may asim pa, pero wala akong confidence – broth na lang para kahit saan pwede – I can be anything.” – Direk Cathy
Do relationship needs an official status?
“Kung ano ang magwowork sa inyo, kasi marami namang official pero di nag wowork.” – Angel
Anong eksena ang dapat abangan?
“The opening scene – something to look forward to.” – Direk Cathy
Gaano ka-sexy si Angel Locsin?
“Deserving to be the no. 1 sexiest woman in the country.” – John Lloyd
Gaano ka-sexy si John Lloyd?
“May kakaibang charm, but dito sa movie, sex symbol s’ya talaga dito.” – John Lloyd
Unofficially Yours opens this February 15 in over 100 theaters nationwide. Here is the full trailer:
Here are the event pics: