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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.

Aug 20, 2017

Ella Cruz Bleeds Because Of 'Fanboy-Fangirl' Leading Man Julian Trono

ELLA CRUZ will have a special birthday presentation this year with the forthcoming release of her launching movie with Julian Trono, “Fanboy/ Fangirl”. The movie’s grand presscon at La Reve Events Place even coincided with her 21st birthday last Thursday. She was born on August 17, 1996 in Angat, Bulacan and started acting in 2006 as a child actress in GMA-7’s “Mahika”. She also appeared in “Panday Kids” and “Ilumina”.

But her first big break in a title role was with ABS-CBN’s “Aryana”, about a teenage mermaid. Then she played the role of a teen mom opposite Nash Aguas in “Bagito”. On TV5, she did “ParangNormal Activity” and “Happy Truck Happinas”, then signed up to be a Viva contract artist after she gained fame as a dance artist when she uploaded her dancing to “Twerk It Like Miley” on youtube, which became viral.

Now, Viva pairs her with another dance sensation, Julian Trono, and they’re being launched in the movie “Fanboy/Fangirl” to open in theaters this September 6. What can they say about predictions that they will replace the JaDine love team now that James Reid and Nadine Lustre are doing separate projects?  “Naku, wala po kaming balak gayahin or tapatan ang Jadine,” says Ella. “Lahat po kami, under sa Viva Artists Agency, so magkakapatid kami. Nakaka-pressure namang sabihing tatapatan o lalampasan namin sila kasi malayo na ang naabot ng love team nila. JaDine is JaDine and JulianElla is different naman from them, so give us a chance to show what we can do on our own without being compared to other love teams.”

But she’s confident their launching film will be successful like the very first film of JaDine. “Our producer is Direk Joyce Bernal and our director, Barry Gonzales, is very talented. Talagang nagawa nilang very now, very cool, very entertaining ang movie namin. Ibang-iba ang atake nila sa ‘Fanboy/Fangirl’ kaya nang mapanood daw mismo ni Boss Vic del Rosario ng Viva ang finished film namin, kinongratulate sila for coming up with a very good movie. Lahat ng nakapanood na, ang ganda ng feedback. Kaya ang birthday wish ko, sana maging blockbuster sa takilya ang ‘Fanboy/Fangirl’ kasi hindi kami mapapahiya sa viewers dito.”

So what’s the status of her relationship with Julian now? “Good friends pa rin po. Kung may male best friend po ako ngayon, si Julian yun, wala ng iba.”

But writers present at the presscon say their actions speak louder than their words. It’s obvious that there’s something that more than meets the eye in the way they hold hands, touch each other, with Ella’s hand constantly resting on Julian’s thigh. This is not surprising since they’re constantly together shooting the film and doing mall and out-of-town shows to help promote their launching flick.

Direk Joyce Bernal reveals that they have a lips-to-lips kissing scene in the movie that became bloody. “Naging madugo dahil sa excitement nila, tumama ang labi ni Ella sa ngipin ni Julian kaya nagdugo,” says Direk Joyce. “Na-delay nga yung scene dahil we have to wait for the bleeding to stop muna. Si Ella, dinugo kay Julian."