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Daboy warned Lorna T not to fall for a younger man

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Lorna Tolentino with Dingdong Dantes in “Pahiram ng Sandali”

Lorna Tolentino still feels nervous when doing a steamy kissing scene before the cameras, but says she does it “for art’s sake.”

The veteran actress—who has at least 60 movies under her belt—told the Inquirer recently that she felt tense again on the set of GMA 7’s drama series “Pahiram ng Sandali,” where she plays Janice Alvaro, a powerful media executive who gets romantically involved with a young photographer, Alex Santiago (Dingdong Dantes).

“It’s difficult to summon ‘passion’ for a person you’re kissing, with all the lights and cameras and so many people around you,” Lorna said. “It was even tougher once, when I had to pretend I was drunk while the kiss was happening.”

In “Pahiram,” Lorna’s character is ignored by her husband Phillip Alvaro (Christopher de Leon) and is flattered by Alex’s interest. The show airs on GMA 7’s Telebabad time slot.

“People should remember that the first thing on the mind of senior actors like me is love for the craft,” Lorna said. “We’d do anything for that.”

There was a time in her career when she refused projects that required her to do love scenes.

“That was when my kids were much younger,” said the mother of actors Rap and Renz Fernandez. Lorna was married to action star Rudy Fernandez, who died of cancer in 2008.

Lorna added: “When Rudy passed away and the kids became more mature, I decided to be more open and not limit what I could do as an actress. I hope to explore other aspects of acting while I still can.”

She hopes viewers will not link her romantically to Dingdong, who has been dating actress Marian Rivera for four years now. “This is work,” Lorna said.

Promise to Rudy

She promised Rudy that she would never fall for a younger man, the actress said, adding that she intended to keep it. “He told me that dating someone younger than our kids would be unacceptable. I really pray that fate does not test me on this.”

Lorna recently signed up with GMA 7, a year after working with rival network TV5. At age 50, she said, she has had to limit her working hours to 16 a day. “I can’t do more than that, now that I am experiencing hormonal changes. I’d like to live long enough to see my granddaughter Tori grow.” Tori is Rap’s daughter with partner Leana Yap.

No to politics

Meanwhile, Lorna has consistently turned down offers to run for public office. The most recent one was for a seat in the Quezon City council in 2010.

“I helped campaign for Rudy when he ran for QC mayor in 2001. My memory of that experience isn’t exactly a good one,” she said. “I felt his pain and frustration when the people he thought were his friends and supporters turned their backs on him when he needed them most. Come election time, they all disappeared.”

She would rather just campaign now for a deserving candidate who would “really serve” the people. “I pray that I never find myself in a situation where I have no choice but to run,” she said.


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  • D L

    “It’s difficult to summon ‘passion’ for a person you’re kissing, with all the lights and cameras and so many people around you,” Lorna said. “It was even tougher once, when I had to pretend I was drunk while the kiss was happening.”

    what kind of job is it?

  • dxdaistar

    hehehe…dont fall for an older one either…you’ll regret he would not have the energy anymore!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ICYWMBS3YFLGCUKMKSNHBLP36E Entropia

    The young are more sexually attractive and aggressive. Its just natural for most to look for younger lovers.

  • wawangpenoy

    “There was a time in her career when she refused projects that required her to do love scenes.”
    HOGWASH!!! THE HEIGHT OF HYPOCRISY. Look what the bishops do to people.

    She used to be my favorite bomba star in my younger days. She was the best when it comes to bed scenes. Unbeatable. Pinipilahan talaga ang sinehan.

    • RomyLitz

      Anong title sa movie or sa mga movies?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    FOI si Ms Lorna T. talaga ang nagpa uso ng pekpek shorts nung kabataan nya…yan ang original ng fad na yan…..ngayon kahit may libag ang hita at singit ay nagsusuot ng pekpek shorts ang maraming trying hard sa Pinas……

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      hahahah libag at maitim…

      kadire!!!!

    • sanjuan683

       hehehehehe natural lang yun libag. Sungkitin mo ang ilong mo daming kulangot na tumigas yun ang libag ng ilong mo. Nagmamalinis ka ba puro kulangot naman pala ang ilong mo. hehehehehhe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    FYI pala sorry…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juan-Dela-Cruz/100003955374889 Juan Dela Cruz

    hay naku sana magpakatotoo ka lorna t. at 50 tigulang at kulubot ka na!

    • sanjuan683

       Kahit 80 years umiibig pa rin ano ka ikaw lang ba may karapatang lumigaya. hehehehehe

  • mamamiamia

    Mga Hija, Love knows no boundaries!  Pero napakatonta mo kung si Men ( real or not) humahalik sa kuwarta or sa hunky driver mo at di sa labia mo!  Hay, I learned from experience ano?

  • akoombulator

    swapang ka boy tigok ka na wala ka ng kinalaman sa mundo tao lang asawa mo kung malibugan sa mas bata sa kanya get over it you’re dead finished kaput

  • simondj

    For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten



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