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‘This movie might shock Phil’

By: - Reporter
/ 11:28 PM February 09, 2012

ANGEL Locsin

Actress Angel Locsin doesn’t want rumored sweetheart Phil Younghusband to see her latest movie because it might shock the football star.

“Ces is very liberated,” Angel said of her character in “Unofficially Yours,” a romantic comedy directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. “While a lot of women will relate to her, I don’t agree with how she handles relationships.”

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The movie starts with a one-night stand between the two lead characters, Ces and Macky (John Lloyd Cruz). While Ces is commitment-phobic, Macky is a hopeless romantic.

“Ces doesn’t need a man to make her happy. She thinks having a boyfriend is an unnecessary hassle and that love is a distraction from her primary concern, which is supporting her family,” Angel told the Inquirer. “Unlike her, I don’t believe in casual sex. This girl might shock Phil.”

But Angel still refuses to call Phil her boyfriend. “We don’t put labels on our relationship. We’re dating exclusively, but we’re not yet about to jump to the next level. We’re comfortable where we are now. What happens next, only time will tell.”

Phil started courting Angel in February 2011. “I wasn’t ready for another relationship at the time,” said Angel, who broke up with TV host Luis Manzano in August 2009. “Friends advised me to first get to know Phil better. I discovered that he had many good qualities.”

Angel described the English-Filipino athlete as “very Pinoy.” She added, “He enjoys eating Filipino food, and he values family, like most Filipinos do.”

The actress said she’s lucky to have met Phil. “He respects me and takes care of me. He helped me regain my self-confidence. He’s such a romantic—the type who sends letters and gives me gifts.”

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She added that Phil was very supportive of her work. “He has our movie’s poster pinned to his car; I don’t even have a copy of that. His BlackBerry Messenger profile picture is the film’s publicity photo. For me, that’s a big deal.”

“Unofficially Yours,” which also features Edgar Allan Guzman, Tetchie Agbayani, Ian de Leon and Edgar Mortiz, opens in more than 100 theaters nationwide on Feb. 15.

E-mail mcruz@inquirer.com.ph

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