Jennylyn’s New Leading Man
In her new show, the Pinoy adaptation of My Love from the Star, a hit Koreanovela, Jennylyn Mercado is paired with newbie actor Gil Cuerva. “Happy ako,” she told YES! on having a new onscreen partner. “Kasi bawat change naman e nakakaganda ’yan sa show, sa akin na din bilang
kasama sa show.” YES! met up with Jennylyn at a pocket presscon (for a select group of media practitioners) on May 10 at the Relish restaurant on Scout Limbaga Street, Quezon City, and again at the grand presscon on May 18 at GMA-7’s Studio 7, also in Quezon City. She described her leading man as “very open, willing na mag-aral, na matuto” and “curious siya sa lahat ng bagay.”
For his part, Gil couldn’t hide his admiration for his A-list co-star, who’s also called by her nickname, Jen. “Di ko naman inexpect na si Jen, sobrang mabait, ’ta’s walang ere, ’yong mahinhin,” he told YES! at the pocket presscon.
My Love from the Star director Joyce Bernal—flanked by the soap’s stars, Jennylyn Mercado and Gil Cuerva—was at the pocket presscon but not at the grand presscon. Working with newbie actors is nothing new to Direk Joyce. She found Gil to be “very open and friendly,” and she hopes he’ll become a top matinee idol.