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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.

Nov 3, 2018

Jericho Rosales Paired For The First Time With Jessy Mendiola In Quantum Films' 'The Girl In The Orange Dress' And Says She's Good In Both Drama And Comedy

JERICHO ROSALES is back with Quantum Films in “The Girl in the Orange Dress”, an entry in the coming Metro-Manila Filmfest this December. This is his second filmfest entry under Quantum Films. The first one was “Walang Forever”, which won him the Metro Filmfest best actor award in 2016. He was then paired with Jennylyn Mercado. Now, he’s paired with Jessy Mendiola.

In the story, Echo plays Rye del Rosario, a popular actor adored by everyone. He is larger than life and is identified with all the glitz and glamor of showbiz, but people don’t really know who the real Rye del Rosario is and Rye himself is starting to feel alienated from all the superficial hustle and bustle of life in showbiz. One night, he meets a girl in an orange dress in a party. He leaves with her and they end up spending the night together in a hotel.

The strange girl doesn’t know that he is a well known celebrity and treats him just like some ordinary guy and Rye likes it. But soon, the girl disappears and he doesn’t even know her name. So he looks for her and refers to her as the girl in the orange dress who regards him as a real person and not as just this big-named actor.

The film's director, Jay Abello, says he’s just so amazed at the great chemistry between Echo and Jessy as the lead stars in the movie. “You will really root for them kasi they really look good together and very natural sila in their respective roles,” he says. “Maraming kikiligin sa mga eksena nila together.”

It’s the first time for Echo to do a movie with Jessy and he says he’s surprised that she can be good in both their comic and dramatic scenes. “She’s really a fine actress at hindi ako magugulat kung malayo ang mararating niya,” he adds.

The special guests in the movie are the real life sweetheart of Jessy, Luis Manzano, and Echo’s former partner in “Walang Forever”, Jennylyn Mercado, who also happens to be an ex-GF of Luis. This makes “The Girl in the Orange Dress” truly special and one of the must see films in the coming Metro-Manila filmfest.
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