Awkwardness and excitement in new Aga Muhlach-Julia Barretto tandem
Aga Muhlach and Julia Barretto were like giddy teenagers at the story conference of their upcoming Viva movie, “Forgetting Canseco” (FC). The romance drama set in Baguio will be megged by Denise O’ Hara.
Julia could hardly contain her excitement and nervousness for their first teamup. Aga turned bashful when he was introduced as the “Romance Drama King” and “Eternal Heartthrob.” In the film, Julia plays a chorale singer, while Aga portrays a conductor.
FC is sort of a love letter to the legendary songwriter, George Canseco. His compositions comprise the soundtrack of every Pinoy’s love story. Let the movie show you how music can reach where words cannot.
Here are quotes from Aga (A), Julia (J) and Denise (D):
A: After being paired with Julia’s titas, Claudine and Gretchen, akalain n’yo umabot pa ako kay Julia (laughs)? The slight awkwardness we feel now will work to our advantage when we start shooting. Natural na lalabas sa eksena how we will eventually get comfy with each other.
J: I am no singer, so my role is something alien to me. But I’m up for the challenge. But ’di ko yata kayang karirin ang singing the way Anne Curtis did … she even had a concert at Araneta Coliseum.
D: Although our film is about a May-December love affair, we don’t want to label it as such because love knows no age. We want to normalize all kinds of love.
A: I have nothing against acting workshops, but I would rather attack my role the way I know how. I forget I’m Aga and assume the persona of my character 100 percent. That’s why after every movie, I isolate myself for a week to shake off the character I have become attached to.
J: I fell in love with the story at first read. I even fall asleep with the script beside me.
D: We used the word “forgetting” instead of “remembering” in our film’s title, even if the latter sounds more positive. When we are heartbroken, we want to forget the pain, but it’s hard because you can’t unhear the love songs of George Canseco.
Atasha’s time to shine
Atasha Muhlach is the next “It Girl.” At her contract signing and official launch as a Viva artist, Boss Vic del Rosario proclaimed that she’s bound to be a big star. The fab daughter of Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales is more than ready to step out of her parents’ shadow and shine her own light.
Here are quotes from Atasha:
Mom and Dad are not stage parents at all. They gave me good roots and now they’re giving me wings to fly.
The marketing course I took up in college in London will come in handy as I handle my finances in show biz.
My parents taught me to invest in experiences more than material stuff. They advised me not to fall for a guy based on looks or money, but on his character, drive and intentions.
I want to be a multimedia artist because my creative juices are overflowing. I’m open to anything, even joining Bb. Pilipinas like my mom did.
I’ve wanted to join show biz since I was 10. The dream never went away. So now that I’m done with college, my mom and dad finally allowed me to live my dream.
Milestone for Viva
Viva’s top honchos, Vincent and Val del Rosario hosted a fab celebration to mark yet another milestone. Their video-streaming platform, Vivamax (VMX), launched in 2021, now has 7 million subscribers—and counting.
The journey to 7 million has been nothing short of phenomenal. A-listers and VMX Bellas heated up the fête with their sultry grooves.
Vincent (President and CEO) stressed that VMX’s adult-themed content has the parental control feature. “Even if you’re of age, you’ll still be required to provide a pin code for safeguarding purposes,” he pointed out. “We also adhere to the advocacy of MTRCB (Movie Television Review and Classification Board) on responsible viewing.”
He also clarified the misconception that VMX is akin to a porn site. “The risqué movies are not even 10 percent of the titles we offer,” he said. “It’s just the hype about our new sexy stars on social media that created such a notion.”
To date, VMX has 408 titles with one new title coming out weekly. Now accessible in more than 100 countries and territories, it has solidified its reputation as the go-to platform for compelling content geared towards mature audiences.
In February, Viva One was launched. It provides a more wholesome content. With two popular apps, they’re definitely the “cream de la stream.”