Devon’s re­ward for be­ing pa­tient

Tempo - - Entertainment - Ron­ald Con­stantino

WAIT­ING FOR – Those who wait pa­tiently are in the end am­ply re­warded. True in any field, but in show­biz Devon Seron is a fine ex­am­ple. For sev­eral years, the 24 year-old Ce­buana had been wait­ing for that big break. But the most she got were sup­port­ing roles – “ka­p­atid, kaibi­gan, pin­san ng bida.”

To be fair, she got good no­tices.

One time she was job­less for al­most a year and con­sid­ered giv­ing up, “Baka di para sa akin ang show­biz.” But she car­ried on say­ing “My day will come.”

Well, pa­tience fi­nally paid off.

STAR­DOM – At long last, star­dom for Devon Seron in “You With Me,” op­po­site two Korean hearthrobs: Hyun Woo and Jin Ju-Hyung. How did it hap­pen? Devon “gate­crashed” an au­di­tion for what she thought was an in­die. “Gusto ko tala­gang mag-in­die,” not re­al­iz­ing that the film was Korean-Filipino joint pro­duc­tion.

The di­rec­tor, Rom­mel Ri­cafort, was con­sid­er­ing other ac­tresses, but when Devon came he changed his mind. The girl was per­fect for the role, a wealthy Filip­ina who “es­capes” to Korea to get away from her strict par­ents.

To think she wasn’t re­ally into Korean te­len­ov­e­las and didn’t re­ally know their ac­tors young girls are crazy about.

EN­JOY, EN­JOY – But Devon Seron learned to love and en­joy her shoot in Korea with the two hand­some lead­ing men. “They are so mabait.”

She stud­ied the lan­guage, watched K-drama se­ries, at­tended act­ing work­shops, and un­der­went a fash­ion makeover.

She learned that the top­notch “You With Me” pro­duc­tion team, was also be­hind the hit TV se­ries “Gob­lin.”

Direk Rom­mel noted the Kore­ans were highly or­ga­nized and strict with their time.

CO-AC­TORS – The cast in­cludes Filipino and Korean ac­tors, led by Ton­ton Guiter­rez and As­sunta de Rossi who play her par­ents.

The rest: John Lu­cas, Hazel Faith de la Cruz, Lee Se­ung-Yun, Sung In-ja, Shin Dong-Hun, Lee Soo-Ryun, Oh Ja-Hun, Hash­tags.

“You With Me” opens Septem­ber 27, in the­aters na­tion­wide.

Yes, Devon Seron re­it­er­ates – It pays to be pa­tient.


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