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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 15, 2016

Alex Gonzaga's Sephlex Love Team With Joseph Marco Reunited In The Rollicking Regal RomCom 'The Rebound Girl'

ALEX GONZAGA and Joseph Marco were first paired in the Koreanovela adaptation, “Pure Love”, forming their own love team called SephLex. Since then, their fans have been clamoring for them to be reunited and Regal now finally pairs them anew in the romcom “The Rebound Girl”.

“I’m really thankful to Mother Lily for giving me and Joseph the chance to work together again,” says Alex. “When this was offered to me and I learned it’s with Joseph, umoo agad ako kasi comfortable na kami sa isa’t isa.”

She plays Rocky, a girl who’s known as the Pambansang Rebound Girl after three ex-BFs dumped her, played by actors who were really linked to Alex in real life: Luis Manzano, Ryan Bang and Dominic Roque. Her dad, singer Mitoy Yonting, wants to take her to live with him in Hawaii but Alex opts to stay in Manila and put up her own special coffee shop called Perfect Blend with her new BF, Carl Guevarra. But as luck would have it, Carl dumps her again for an ex-GF. She wants to quit her coffee business but a new associate comes along, Joseph as Rich, who’s not only a co-financier but also as the cafe’s manager. As maybe expected, love blooms between them when they visit Joseph’s family’s coffee farm in Benguet.

The movie’s director, Emman de la Cruz, says “Rebound Girl” delves into the current third generation coffee culture that came after the big coffee shops. “Maraming ganyang specialty coffee shops now and Alex’s Perfect Blend Cafe is situated in Maginhawa St. in UP Village now known as a food strip,” he says. “But we shot the movie at Gypsy Gourmet Cafe at Roces Avenue. Supporting Alex and Joseph are Martin Escudero as Alex’ best friend whose girlfriend is Helga Krapft; Nathalie Hart as Joseph’s ex-GF, Pinky Amador as Joseph’s mom and Raquel Villavicencio as his aunt and new comedian Alora Sasam as Alex’ confidante. I was so happy when Alex and Joseph were cast in the movie kasi sa workshop pa lang, grabe na ang chemistry nila and they’re both committed actors. I think this movie will establish them as a successful comic love team.”