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Joem, Yeng start 2020 right

Star Magic actors Joem Bascon and Yeng Constantino happily ushered in the New Year by winning Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards respectively at the recent Metro Manila Film Festival for their film Write About Love.

Joem, Yeng start 2020 right
‘Write About Love’ was a big winner at MMFF 2019, earning Best Supporting Actress for Yeng Constantino and Best Supporting Actor for Joem  Bascon.
Joem, who also appears in the MMFF entry Culion, shared that it was his first time to attend the Gabi ng Parangal and he didn’t expect to win the award.  

“Sobrang saya ko na nanalo ako. Di ko kasi talaga ineexpect namanalo, talagang pumunta lang ako to support yung dalawa ng entry ko and support the Manila Film Festival. Kasi this is my firt time na pumunta ng awards night. As in unang beses ko to kasi nung first time ko na nag MMFF nasa States  ako, so this time,  nandito na ako,” Joem shared.  

Joem also related he had to audition for his role in  Write About Love.

“Tamangtama lang talaga siguro yung emotions ko nu'ng audition, na nagawa namin ni Direk Cris (Aquino) na pinagawaniya mismo sa akin doon sa pelikula. Very clear kasi ang vision ni  Direk Cris, which is to give tribute sa mga writers na 'di nakikilala. And I’m so happy na na-create  ko ng may process si Marco, which is my character. It was a fun movie to do, it was great to work with all my co-stars,” he said.  

The actor is also very thankful to Yeng, whom he knows gave her all to giving life to her character Joyce.  

“Yeng was very eager to learn tapos  naiintindihan niya yung mga  scenes  namin, so  nabigay niya ng may puso yung mgaeksena.  Kaya sobrang saya namin na nanalo din si  Yeng.  Naramdaman nila siguro yung  love story  namin ni  Yeng  dun sa pelikula, nabigyan ng  justice  yun  characters. I’m happy  kasi ‘di magwowork  si  Marco  kung wala si  Joyce.  Hindi ako magiging  effective  kung wala yun  character  ni  Yeng  at kung ‘di kami nagbigayan sa isa’t isa. So masaya ako at narecognize  yun ng  jurors.”    

Meanwhile, Yeng said she was pleasantly surprised learning about the news because she spent the holidays abroad.

“Nasurprise  ako! I was in Thailand Airport  pauwi ng  Manila  nung nalaman kong nanalo ako. I opened my Twitter  tapos ang daming nag-congrats  na mga  supporters  ko.  Ako naman  ‘What?  Totoo ba to?’ Medyo lutang yung  feeling  kasi ‘di ko inasahan talaga.  Yung makapasok lang sa  MMFF  panalo nakami ng  team  Write About Love  eh.  Pero may pa-bonus  pa  na  awards so super happy and grateful talaga,” Yeng related.  

On her experience in doing the film, Yeng said she has mixed emotions about it.  

“Ang sarap na mahirap. Masarap dahil new  experience  at mababait lahat ng nakatrabaho namin.  Mahirap kase may konting  pressure  during nung ginagawa yung pelikula. Pero lahat sulit dahil ang ganda ng kinalabasan ng pelikula.”

The singer turned actress then admitted that acting has a special place in her heart now.  

“Sana po ay mas dumami pa ang  acting projects  dahil napamahal narin po sakin yung  craft  na ito,” she stated.    

A new Cinemalaya project, Angkas will be kicking off Joem’s schedule in 2020 while Yeng will be working on a new album and hopefully a major concert, and will continue with her duties as a Tawag Ng Tanghalan judge and mentor of Your Moment.

Topics: Joem Bascon ,  Yeng Constantino , Metro Manila Film Festival , Write About Love
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