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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.

May 10, 2018

Bea Alonzo Has No Single Movie Last Year But Is Now Back With A Vengeance With Three New Movies No Less, Starting With 'Kasal' That Opens On May 16

BEA ALONZO is tagged by some folks as the movie queen of her generation but she didn’t do a single movie last year. Her last movie was still “How to Be Yours” in 2016 with real life inamorato Gerald Anderson. How come? “Kasi I was doing ‘A Love to Last’ on primetime and it was extended several times. Halos araw-araw ang taping namin so no time for me to do a movie,” she says.

But this year, she’s back on the big screen with vengeance as she is in the cast of no less than three new films. Her first movie for this year, “Kasal”, directed by Ruel Bayani, is scheduled to be shown next week on May 16. Also completed is the mystery-horror flick, “Eerie”, a collaboration between ABS-CBN and a Singaporean company. The story is set in a Catholic school where a murder and a suicide have been committed and Bea plays a teacher who helps solve the case. She co-stars with Charo Santos Concio, Maxene Magalona and Jake Cuenca, directed by Mikhail Red of the acclaimed “Birdshot”. Her third movie will be her first team up with Aga Muhlach.

In “Kasal”, Bea plays the role of Lia, a simple schoolteacher who’s all set to marry Paulo as Philip, Cebu’s most eligible bachelor. She suddenly becomes a public figure when her fiance, who comes from a political family, is forced to run as mayor. And things get even more complicated when her ex-boyfriend, Derek Ramsay as Wado, returns home just before the wedding. Secrets will be revealed and Bea is put in a dilemma as to who between the two guys she should ultimately choose.

So how is it working again with Derek who she last worked with in “And I Love You So” in 2009? “It surely feels great to work with him again. Iba rin kasi ang chemistry namin. Nagkakaintindihan kami nang husto. And Derek is really born to be a leading man.”

Also in the big cast of “Kasal” are Christopher de Leon as Paulo’s dad, Cherie Gil as Paulo’s mom, Ricky Davao as Bea’s dad, Celeste Legaspi as Bea’s lola, Ces Quesada as Bea’s confidante in school, Vin Abrenica as Derek’s colleague, Cris Villonco as Paulo’s campaign manager, plus Bobby Andrews, Kylie Versoza and JC Alcantara.