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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.

Dec 13, 2010

Jennylyn Mercado not worried that Dennis Trillo is paired with Heart Evangelista

ISN’T JENNYLYN Mercado worried that her beau Dennis Trillo might stray now that he’s doing “Dwarfina” with his original crush, Heart Evangelista? “Naku, wala akong ganyang insecurity as we trust each other,” she says at the grand presscon of her filmfest entry, “Rosario”. “And everyone knows na Heart is now on with Daniel (Matsunaga) kaya wag nyo na sila gawaan ng intriga. Bihira kaming magkasama ni Dennis ngayon kasi busy siya sa taping at ganun din ako sa taping ko for ‘Little Star’. Buti nga magkasama ngayon sa promo ng ‘Rosario’. But even if we don’t see each other frequently, very smooth sailing ang relasyon namin. Wala kaming conflicts kaya masaya kami pareho. Basta we have free time, lumalabas kaming magkasama.”

She’s proud to play the title role in “Rosario”. “It’s very challenging as she’s a real life character, lola ni Mr. Manny Pangilinan na boss ng TV5 at naging Carnival Queen noong 1920s. She’s a woman ahead of her time na married to Yul Servo but had an affair with Dennis in the story. For this, she was ostracized by society. Maraming demanding dramatic scenes sa movie and I hope with the help of our director, Albert Martinez, I’m able to give justice to all of them. I want to thank GMA naman kasi they agreed na i-promote namin ni Dennis sa GMA shows ang ‘Rosario’, kahit Studio 5 ang producer nito.”

Produced at a cost of P50 million, also in the cast are Phillip Salvador, Isabel Oli, Sid Lucero, Ricky Davao, Ara Mina, Eula Valdes, Empress Schuck, Liza Lorena, Chanda Romero, Tonton Gutierrez, Rita Avila, Desiree del Valle, Lloyd Samartino, Precious Quigaman, Ronaldo Valdez, Liezl Martinez, Bing Loyzaga, Dino Guevarra, Dino Imperial, and Dolphy in a special participation as the grandson of Rosario who acts as the narrator. What can Jen say about predictions that she’ll win the filmfest best actress award? “Sana nga, but I don’t want to expect kasi nakaka-pressure. When I did the film, walang ganun sa isip ko. I’m just happy to have done a film na ganito kaganda so I fully cooperated with Direk Albert and did whatever he asked me to do.”