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“Four Sisters and a Wedding” Manila premiere scores a tour de force
Star Cinema anniversary kick off and TFC at the movies offering brings together five of the biggest stars and media bigwigs at premiere night and earns critics’ nod
By: ABS-CBN Global
After working on a film for the first time and after weeks of bonding at shoots, Gonzaga, Alonzo, Locsin and Magdayao plus Dee reunited on premiere night at the SM Megamall Cinema 9 (Pasig City, Philippines)
According to Locsin who plays the middle child, "Sobrang saya sa set namin. Ang gaan ng pakiramdam. Walang pa-star, walang pa-diva, walang nag-iinarte. Lahat kami parang same 'yung passion sa ginagawa namin at pati sa humor, same rin." (We were very happy at the set. It was a joy working with them and nobody played diva. All of us knew how to work and play hard).
Introduced according to their movie age, each actress thanked the equally star-studded line-up of guests and the hordes of fans that supported the premiere. Gonzaga, clad in an elegant, bustier gown by John Herrera did not only earn raves for her ensemble but especially for her punch lines. She expressed how the movie is really a fruit of their labor and asked fans to support the movie. “Sana’
Playing the second child is Alonzo who worked the red carpet with her fitting black gown by Boom Sasson which showed the actress’ hard-earned curves.
Very much like her in real life, Alonzo plays overseas Filipino (OF) Bobbie who does everything to make her family work. In the same manner, she said “Sana ay ma-enjoy niyo ang movie na ito dahil ito ay para sa inyong family bonding.” (I hope you will enjoy this movie which is actually for your families). Alonzo’
Locsin, sashayed in a haltered gown (also by Herrera), consistent with her character in the movie as the adventurous Alex. Locsin earned the admiration of the male fans but did not forget to acknowledge her co-stars’ own set of admirers. Locsin said, “Maraming marami pong salamat sa fans ni Toni, Bea, Shaina at Enchong sa pagsama sa importanteng parte ng buhay namin.” (Thank you to our fans for joining us in this important night).
Last amongst the female stars to walk down the red carpet was Magdayao who may have played the movie family’s old maid Gabbie, but wowed premiere attendees with her revealing black number by Charina Sarte. Magdayao’
Playing the only male child is versatile young star Dee who held his own also in a crisp, black suit. Looking dapper in a creation by M. Barretto, Dee was greeted by zealous female fans. “Alam namin na lahat ng nandito ngayon ay uulit at manunuod bukas,” Dee said. (We know that all those who watched today will watch the movie again tomorrow).
True to Dee’s fearless forecast, fans have been trooping to movie theaters to watch the much raved about film. Four days after the premiere, the movie has already scored Php 60 million at the Philippine box office. The movie has also earned rave reviews not just at the premiere but also at social networking sites.
The movie, directed by blockbuster director Molina, revolves around the story of the coming together of four sisters to prevent their brother’s marrying his girlfriend of three months. According to Molina, director of some of Star Cinema’s greatest hits, "This movie is also very special because its story is something that touches my core, on something I never had. Maybe I want this movie because I don’t have this story in my life." The director who is also behind some award-winning films, shared that while she was part of a big family, she grew up alone.”
Like Molina, Filipinos overseas can relate to some of the characters as they too sacrifice their personal happiness for their family. During the premiere, Molina said “This movie is very, yery Pinoy OF, na nasa ibang bansa natin. Alam mo kung anong sinasakripisyo nilang happiness kapalit ang happiness ng family.” (This movie is very much for OFs who go through a lot, including sacrificing their personal needs and happiness for the sake of family).
Joining the stellar cast at premiere night are ABS-CBN executives including Tootsy Angara, head of Platform Sales, Integrated Sports; August Benitez, head Integrated Sales; Paolo Pineda, head Business Development, and Nandy Villar head Customer Relations Management / Marketing for ABS-CBN Convergence;
Starting this week, OFs can finally witness the touching tale of four sisters who try to face the issue of their brother’s wedding but instead face their own, whether against each other or with their remaining parent. Four Sisters and A Wedding will have its theatrical run starting July 5 in the U.S. and Canada and July 18 in the Middle East. For more details, visit: call 1-800-227-9676 (U.S.) or visit www.abs-cbnglobalmovies.com
Page Updated Last on: Jul 04, 2013