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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.

Feb 4, 2011

John Lloyd Cruz on Shaina Magdayao and Ruffa Gutierrez

THE CALL TIME for the “Imortal, Book 2” presscon last Wednesday was 11 AM but John Lloyd Cruz came at 2 PM. Co-star Angel Locsin came earlier at 1 PM. The show has three directors: Jerry Sineneng, Richard Somes and Trina Dayrit. They say the fights between Wayas (werewolves) and Sangres (vampires) will be more fierce and gruesome. “Mas titindi pa ang sagupaang pangil sa pangil,” says Sineneng.

“Napasabak ako sa fight scenes kasi hindi naman ako talaga action star,” says John Lloyd. “I really train hard for each combat sequence dahil ang ka-eksena kong si Angel, talagang laging handa sa bakbakan. Ayokong mapahiya sa kanya at sa viewers.”

Book 2 shows that John Lloyd as Mateo didn’t really die as Lia (Angel) believed. Lia ran away from her ilk, the taong lobos, since she thought they killed the man she loved. But Mateo has now become a powerful vampire and wants to take revenge against the werewolves who killed his dad and against Angel who he thought betrayed him. The new season will see the fomer lovers becoming mortal enemies.

At the presscon, Lloydie chose to keep his mouth shut when asked about the reported 2 AM call Shaina Magdayao made to his former squeeze, Ruffa Gutierrez. “Both Shaina and Ruffa have agreed to end the issue and Ruffa already put a period on it in her show (Paparazzi) last Sunday,” he says. “So hindi na lang kami magsasalita pa, sasagot o magpapaliwanag. It won’t be worth it kasi okay na kami, so tahimik na lang tayo para matigil na at di na lumaki pa. I also don’t want to talk about Ruffa anymore out of respect for her. All I can say is that my relationship with Shaina has gotten stronger.”

They’re obviously out to show that this is true since, the night before, Lloydie and Shaina attended the premiere night of “Bulong” at Megamall together and they showed to all and sundry that everything is all right between them and they remain sweet to each other.