Monday, March 23, 2009

Angel Locsin, Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo will soon star in Only You

Jocelyn Dimaculangan

A headstrong girl finds happiness in cooking but her family disapproves of this line of work. She travels to Venice to follow her dreams, accompanied by her childhood friend. The female aspiring cook meets a rich young man and they spend the night together, causing her to become pregnant.

She keeps her pregnancy a secret from the father but she meets him again just as he is about to open a restaurant. The rich entrepreneur offers her a job as a chef. Can their love bloom again as they work together or will Jillian pick her loyal childhood friend?

This is the plot of the Koreanovela Only You, which will be the second SBS Korean drama series to be remade by ABS-CBN. It will star Angel Locsin, Sam Milby, and Diether Ocampo, with key scenes to be shot in South Korea. Only You will be directed by Rory Quintos (the same director of Angel and Piolo Pascual's movie Love Me Again).

In May 2008 , the Kapamilya Network created the local version of another Koreanovela titled My Girl starring Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson.

During the March 22 episode of Sharon, the three lead stars talked with host Sharon Cuneta regarding their roles in the Philippine version of this Koreanovela.

Angel, who was previously part of the teleserye Lobo, is cast as Jillian. "Siya po ay babaeng laging pumapalpak pero pagdating sa pagluluto, everything is perfect," says the female actress about her character. "Pero ayaw siyang suportahan ng pamilya niya kaya nagpunta siya sa Korea para mag-aral magluto. Pagbalik ko sa Pilipinas, may pangalan na ako."

Sam Milby is cast as TJ and he owns the restaurant where Jillian works. Meanwhile, Diether plays Jonathan, a childhood friend of Jillian who is secretly in love with her.

Diet describes his role by saying, "Pareho kami ni Angel na mahilig magluto pero di ko sinasabi na may gusto ako sa kanya."

Angel and Diether will be staying for about three weeks in Korea this April while Sam will follow a week later. The singer-actor will be touring countries abroad for the Hearthrobs concert with Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, and Pokwang.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Angel Locsin, spends the night at Sam's place

Angel Locsin, spends the night at Sam's place

NAGMAMADALI NAMAN SI Angel Locsin nu’ng bumati sa amin last Wednesday pagdaan niya sa Grams Diner sa ABS-CBN loop, kung saan nagko-coffee kami nina Regee Bonoan at Vinia Vivar. Papunta si Angel sa bahay ni Sam Milby sa bandang Pasig na co-star niya sa bago niyang teleserye sa ABS-CBN na Only You.

Doon daw sila magbo-bonding with the rest of the stars ng Only You bago sila magsimulang mag-taping. Kailangan daw muna na mag-bonding silang lahat pati na ang director nila sa Only You para mas maganda raw ang kalabasan ng teleserye nila. Supposed to be nu’ng Huwebes, March 19, ang start ng taping nila ng Only You. Pero naudlot dahil may inaayos pa sa script.

Knows din daw ng boyfriend niyang si Luis Manzano na papunta siya sa bahay ni Sam that night kaya wala raw dapat gawing isyu. And if ever, cool na cool naman si Luis kung sakaling ma-link sila ni Sam.

Dahil na-delay ang start ng taping nila kaya naurong din ang pagpunta nina Angel sa Korea para sa taping ng Only You. Tatamaan ng schedule niya papuntang Korea ang birthday ni Luis sa April. So, instead na susunod si Angel sa New York para makasama si Luis sa kanyang birthday, hindi na niya ‘yun magagawa.

Sa New York kasi aabutan ng birthday niya si Luis kung saan magsu-shoot siya ng movie with his mom na si Batangas Governor Vilma Santos at John Lloyd Cruz.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sam Milby reveals identity of ex-crush

Sam Milby reveals identity of ex-crush

Though his upcoming soap “Only You” is more of a light romance than heavy drama, Sam Milby said he believes that playing the role of a father to a six-year-old kid is a major step in his career.

“Feeling ko tumatanda na ako,” he told in an interview after his contract-signing last February 4.

“I think kasi mag-fo-four years na ako sa business. Hindi naman parang mature na mature ‘yong role na ito, but to be a father figure in a show means you’re more grown-up somehow,” he said.

“Kahit ‘yong movie na ginagawa ko ngayon with Bea Alonzo, mas mature compared d’on sa mga nagawa ko before. Actually, [ang And I Love You So] is the first drama movie na ginagawa ko. But you know, it just feels good to be doing different roles at the same time,” he added.

Milby also said he feels honored to be working with Angel Locsin and Diether Ocampo, both of whom he admired even before he entered show business.

“Kami ni Diet (Ocampo), hindi naman kami ‘yong friends na nagha-hang out but we definitely know each other and we’re friends naman. Excited ako kasi one of the very first movies na napanood ko sa loob ng Pinoy Big Brother house [ay ‘yong] ‘Nasaan Ka Man’ at nandoon siya with Jericho (Rosales) and Claudine Barretto ‘di ba?

“I was not yet an actor at that time. Tapos now I am acting with this guy kasama ng ultimate crush ko dati na si Angel, so it's definitely a project I am so excited and so happy to be part of. Very big blessing talaga,” he said.

The “rockoustic heartthrob” confessed that had a crush on Locsin when they first met while doing a commercial for a telecommunications company.

“’Yon ang first time na nakilala ko siya. ‘Yong panahon na ‘yan na crush na crush ko siya was three years ago. And bago pa ako pumasok sa PBB house siya na ‘yong ultimate crush ko. “So mahiyain talaga ako n’ong nakilala ko siya,” he shared.

Milby, however, was quick to stress that there was nothing wrong if he got attracted to the beautiful actress.

“Hindi niya alam na crush ko siya kasi bagung-bago ako sa showbiz n’ong panahon na ‘yon. Siguro ngayon alam na niya kasi umamin naman ako na siya ‘yong crush ko. Pero dati pa naman ‘yon,” he said.

Milby is also confident that his revelation would not become an issue between him and Locsin’s rumored boyfriend, Luis Manzano, saying he has always been professional when it comes to work.

“Wala siyang dapat alalahanin [whether or not may kissing scenes kami]. I do have respect for him. Alam niyang trabaho ito, so gan’on.”

He said he even called Manzano to tell him that he wanted to visit Locsin when she was hospitalized a few weeks back due to dengue.

“Nagpaalam ako n’ong dumalaw ako sa ospital n’ong time na ‘yon. Sabi ko sa kanya I just want to visit her naman since Angel and I are friends din. So sinabi ko kay Luis na, ‘O gusto ko dalawin si Angel.’ Pero alam ni Luis na hindi siya kailangang mag-alala or magselos [sa akin],” he said.

Milby said he and other casts and crew of “Only You” are set to fly to Korea next week to shoot some scenes there. They will stay in Korea for two weeks, he added.

“First time ko na pumunta d’on so I know I am going to enjoy the trip with Angel and Diet. Hindi ko pa napanood ‘yong original version ng ‘Only You’ pero binigyan na ako ni Direk Rory (Quintos) n’ong original dub sa Tagalog, so I’ll be watching that. I am really hoping for the best,” he said.

“Only You” is a popular Korean telenovela.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Angel Locsin, Diether Ocampo, and Sam Milby to shoot in Korea

Angel Locsin, Diether Ocampo, and Sam Milby to shoot in Korea

Some scenes for the Pinoy adaptation of the Koreanovela Only You will be shot exclusively in Korea. ABS-CBN’s newest soap will star Angel Locsin, Diether Ocampo and Sam Milby.

Moreover, in a short tete-a-tete with Angel, the actress related to some members of the press that she is really excited about doing the project right away. In fact middle of this month, the group will fly to Korea to start the shoot.

Some of our colleagues even bantered with the actress that it will be ‘cold’ in Korea this time of year…a good excuse for Luis Manzano, Angel’s boyfriend, to follow suit. The actress sportingly laughed off the quick but witty quip.

On a more personal note, Becky Aguila’s ward seemed to be taking care of herself to the hilt nowadays owing to her present sexy and slender figure. Or could it be because of her bout with dengue? More giddy laughter ensued.

Meanwhile, fans of Sandara Park are really hoping that their idol will be included in the Only You’s roster since it will be in Sandara’s homeland where the project will be shot.

Why not, right?

There’s really nothing impossible for the Kapamilya Network