Actress Lovi Poe is making her first step to working behind the scenes. Though music and acting are two of her main priorities, the sultry screen star is beginning to explore other facets of her career working behind the camera.
Speaking to Manila Standard Entertainment, Lovi shared that she’s currently filming a movie opposite Carlo Aquino. Titled Season, the big-screen project is directed by Easy Ferrer and the concept was her brainchild.
“I took the first step somehow,” Lovi started.
“The movie is based on my concept. I want to start there before I could move forward and explore things behind the camera. It’s actually one of the things that I wanted to pursue. I feel I have a wild imagination din kasi so I want to explore film writing as well. I’ve been writing na it’s just that I'm really shy kaya I just pitch ideas and concept muna with people who can help me execute them,” she carried on.
While beginning to channel her creativity into a different vehicle, it’s her conscious effort to take it easy and set her focus on what she does best.
“One day you’d know if there’s something that I’d be doing outside acting and music because these are the things that I'd be doing for a while. There’s a lot of things that I would like to venture into, but right now I would like to focus more on acting and music because I believe that you should only focus on what it is that makes you really grow as an artist,” Lovi explained.
In speaking of growth, in her current film The Other Wife, which premieres today on streaming platform Vivamax, Lovi maintains that her character is not similar to the previous roles she had tackled.
“Some people thought that it’s another affair movie. It’s not. That’s the reason why I accepted this project. It’s an entirely different role. In fact, I was about to turn down the role when it was offered to me but when I read the script, I realized that the character is really different,” she said.
“She’s very naive but towards the end, you’d see how her transformation as a movie character. I’d be spoiling the story if I told about it,” she added.
The Other Wife tells the story of Janis (Lovi) and Ronnie (Joem Bascon), a couple trying to fix their marriage. To make this work, they spend their time together in their beach house. Luisa (Rhen Escaño), Ronnie’s childhood friend joins them at the beach house. Suddenly, weird things start to happen.
“That’s what you saw in the trailer but there’s really more to it,” she assured.
While promoting the film, Lovi feels that things are beginning to go back to normal or at least a physical press conference is a step towards having a semblance of normalcy.
“We know that the virus is still there but it felt so good seeing familiar faces again,” she said alluding to he in-person event she recently participated in to promote her film.
“It’s one of the things I look forward to when promoting [a project], just meeting the members of the press and my co-actors again. It felt good good to do it again though it felt a little different because the number people allowed at the venue was limited and for some reason, I don’t know if it’s because of the pandemic, but the questions were extra hard,” she ended.
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GMA RTV keeps Filipino spirit burning
From Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—GMA Regional TV (RTV) was one with Filipinos all over the country commemorating the 123rd Independence Day of the Philippines.
Last June 11 and 12, the men and women of GMA RTV newscasts and morning shows, dressed in Filipiniana attire, brought to the Kapuso viewers in the regions the various commemorative events as they happen from various key cities across the country.
In GMA RTV’s North Central Luzon hub, GMA Regional TV Balitang Amianan led the coverage with seasoned broadcast journalists CJ Torida, Joanne Ponsoy, and Jasmin Gabriel-Galban. They were also joined by regional correspondents Ivy Hernando, King Guevarra, Russel Simorio, Claire Lacanilao plus a wide network of local news stringers all over North Central Luzon. The unified weekday morning show in North Central Luzon Mornings with GMA Regional TV also gave viewers updates on the latest happenings in the morning via its host Ara Hanesh.
Serving Kapusong Bicolanos the freshest happenings that day was the newest flagship local weekday newscast in Bicol—GMA Regional TV Balitang Bicolandia.
GMA Regional TV Balitang Bicolandia is anchored by Rhayne Palino, Jessie Cruzat, and Katherine Henry with Naga-based regional correspondent Charmaine Ragiles and a wide network of stringers all over the Bicol region.
Meanwhile, in GMA RTV’s Central and Eastern Visayas hub, the unified weekday newscast GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak bannered by tri-media personality Bobby Nalzaro and co-anchored by award-winning broadcast journalists Alan Domingo and Cecille Quibod-Castro gave viewers reasons to celebrate Independence Day amidst the challenging times with their special coverage.
Giving their reports as well were regional correspondents Lou-Anne Mae Rondina, Nikko Sereno, Fe Marie Dumaboc, and local news stringers based in different parts of Central and Eastern Visayas. In the morning, viewers in Central and Eastern Visayas woke up to GMA Regional TV Live! hosted by Quibod-Castro and Sereno.
Flagship weekday unified Hiligaynon newscast GMA Regional TV One Western Visayas was also one with Filipinos in Western Visayas in celebrating Independence Day. Providing reports on this national event were its One Western Visayas anchors Sedfrey Cabaluna, Adrian Prietos, and Kaitlene Rivilla. They were joined by award-winning regional correspondents Zen Quilantang, Darylle Marie Sarmiento, and John Sala along with news stringers across Western Visayas. Meanwhile, GMA Regional TV Early Edition—the first-ever unified weekday Hiligaynon TV morning show in Western Visayas co-hosted by Cabaluna, Prietos, and Rivilla—made sure Kapuso viewers woke up to the Independence Day stories that day.
In Mindanao, Tek Ocampo, with Sarah Hilomen-Velasco and Real Sorroche of the pioneering unified weekday local newscast GMA Regional TV One Mindanao, further uplifted the Kapuso viewers’ sense of nationalism by giving them updates on Independence Day celebration in the region. Also with them were regional correspondents Sheillah Vergara-Rubio, Rgil Relator, Jandi Esteban, and Cyril Chaves as well as various local news stringers based across North, Central, South Central, and Southern Mindanao. At Home with GMA Regional TV, the first and only unified weekday morning program in Mindanao co-hosted by Chaves and Relator served viewers early Independence Day treats in the morning.
“GMA Regional TV is proud to take part in the 123rd Philippine Independence Day Celebration in the new normal,” said GMA First Vice President and Head for Regional TV and Synergy Oliver Victor Amoroso. “While the challenging times have prevented us from holding the usual activities we have been organizing annually throughout the years, we are still one with every Filipino all over the regions in commemorating this significant event—our country’s Independence Day. This was made possible through our various regional stations strategically located in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. May this Independence Day celebration also remind us of the freedom we have today and inspire us to believe that together, we will also be free from the pandemic that has taken a toll in our lives,” he added.
Catch GMA RTVs’ flagship morning shows and newscasts weekdays at 8 am and 5 pm, respectively, via GMA RTV’s various local channels all over the Philippines.