As the stars of “James and Pat and Dave”, they have now contributed to the long list of local romcoms that will fuel the hearts of hopeless romantics everywhere. But what are their own opinions about love and movies? Turns out, Ronnie Alonte, Loisa Andalio, and Donny Pangilinan are lowkey romcom fanatics too!
Loisa confessed that her favorite romantic comedy is “She’s Dating the Gangster.” In fact, she has probably watched this KathNiel project around 20 times. The Kapamilya actress was already a fan of Kenji and Athena even before the story was adapted into the big screen. “Nabasa ko siya dati sa, ‘yung uso-usong notes. Tapos biglang pinalabas siya. Tapos KathNiel pa ‘yung gagawa,” Loisa gushed. When the movie was released, she was still inside the Pinoy Big Brother house. But Kuya let them watch on television. Now, it is her happy pill whenever she has a problem, “’Yun ‘yung pinapanuod ko kung gusto kong kiligin, sumaya.”
Meanwhile, the boys both share “Vince and Kath and James” as well as “James and Pat and Dave” as their favorites. For Ronnie, “VKJ” was his first ever movie. He considered it an honor to be part of the cast because he was still a rookie actor at the time. “Kinilig ako dahil nandoon ako,” he added. For Donny, he likened “JPD” to the trio of Claudine Barretto, Diether Ocampo and Rico Yan.
When it comes relationships and courtship off set, they all agreed that different generations had its pros and cons. Back then, suitors were more sincere because they first had to prove their worth to the parents. “Paghihirapan mo talaga ‘yung babae. Kalabaw, ibibigay mo,” Loisa said. Although, nowadays, the youth is more insightful because of the internet. Everyone, particularly vloggers, share their experiences through social media. Essentially, the youth today can learn from one another. “I don’t think there’s a better one. It’s just different. Ibang generation, ibang way,” Donny stated.
Do you agree with Ronnie, Loisa, and Donny? What is your favorite romantic comedy?