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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 9, 2017

Barbie Forteza Leaving This Wednesday To Shoot 'Almost A Love Story' On Location In Italy With Derrick Monasterio

BARBIE FORTEZA is waiting for her latest assignment with GMA-7 after the hit “Meant to Be”. “Habang wala pa, heto, may offer to do a new movie, ‘Almost a Love Story’, and I will be paired with Derrick Monasterio na nakapareha ko na before on TV in ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘The Half Sisters’,” she says. “Ang maganda sa movie, we will shoot it on location Italy. Aalis na kami this coming Wednesday at more than one week kami magsu-shoot roon, to be produced by BG Productions and directed by Louie Ignacio. Second time ko na to work with them kasi sila rin ang producer and director ng movie ko about Badjaos for which I won the best actress award in Fantasporto Filmfest in Portugal, ‘Laut’. We will be staying mostly in Trecase, a coastal town in Sorrento, Italy na para raw yung famous Santorini sa Greece. The friendly Filipinos who offered to help us are based there, but we will also shoot in Venice and Rome.”

Direk Louie is excited to do the movie with Barbie. “It’ll be a very cool movie about millennials and OFW’s in Italy," he says. "Barbie will play the daughter of Lotlot de Leon who works for Anna Capri, who’s married to a rich Italian. Lotlot becomes the yaya of Anna’s son with an American, si Derrick nga. Barbie and Derrick will start as kids and grow up together, but they only get to interact through video call kapag kinakausap ni Barbie ang nanay niya. So, dito, ipapakita naming kahit magkakalayo ang parents from their kids, they can stay close kung gugustuhin nila, through video calls. Si Barbie rito, naiwan sa Pinas sa pangangalaga ng sister ni Lotlot, played by Matet de Leon.

Wala ritong mga eksena ng madadramang sumbatan dahil nag-abroad yung magulang at lumaki ang anak na wala siya sa tabi nito. Later on, Barbie will also go to Italy at doon na rin sila magkikita in person ni Derrick. You’d think na sila na ang magiging magkasintahan after what they went though, but something will happen na siyang sasaksak sa puso ng viewer. Kaya nga ‘Almost a Love Story’ ang title. Di ko puedeng i-reveal kung ano, basta abangan nyo na lang pag pinalabas na ang movie.”