Lovi on bf Monty: We are each other’s breather when adulting gets tough
While watching Regal Entertainment’s engaging movie “The Annulment,” my mind went on flashback mode. One lesson I learned after my marriage was annulled is that, just because a marriage ended, it doesn’t mean that it failed, as long as both of you become better persons after splitting up.
Whether you are on the verge of getting hitched, savoring wedded bliss or contemplating separation, the story of Gari (Lovi Poe) and Sherwin (Joem Bascon) will serve as an eye-opener. Love and pain are deadly twins. And so it goes… Only the heart knows.
Here’s my chat with Lovi:
Are you for or against annulment? I’m not for it nor am I against it. I guess I believe in fighting for a relationship until you can. Although some things can be irreversible and hard to fix. Sometimes, it’s better to love people from afar.
What did you learn from your character, Gari? That love isn’t enough when choosing someone you want to commit yourself to. Love is a big factor, yes. But so are ambition, drive and dreams. You have to be on the same level of things.
What makes you and Monty (Blencowe) click and what stage is your relationship in? We support each other. We’re a team. We celebrate each other’s achievements. One person’s success is the other’s success. We’re at a stage in our lives where we make sure we are each other’s breather when adulting gets tough (laughs).
Based on your experience, what are some of the differences between a foreigner bf and a Pinoy bf? I can’t really compare. It’s never about the culture, or whether the person is Filipino or not. It’s always about the person and how he was brought up. People are different, period.
What’s the craziest thing you did for love? Fight for it.
How does your dad make his presence felt, even when he’s already gone? You know how angels use instruments to make their presence felt… they use other people to send you a message. To send you a reply to one of your prayers. One example is, I remember going through a tough time and having questions in my head.
Then, out of nowhere, my coactor opens up about a book she’s been reading that helped her. She was talking about what I was exactly thinking about at that moment—from out of the blue. And I wasn’t even talking about it. Angels lead us to answers using people as instruments. I believe that was him. Just a father guiding his daughter from afar.
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