Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto laugh their hearts out in ‘Un/Happy For You’ first script reading
Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto laugh their hearts out in ‘Un/Happy For You’ first script reading

Are you still buzzing with kilig over Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto’s reunion in the look test for their comeback movie “Un/Happy For You”? If so, brace yourselves because we’ve got another preview to excite your JoshLia hearts! 

Star Cinema has just dropped an exclusive sneak peek of the cast’s first script reading across its social media pages on Wednesday, June 12. It’s definitely a feast for fans who have been longing to see this beloved love team back in action. 

In the special preview, lasting just one minute and 24 seconds, Joshua and Julia effortlessly slipped into their on-screen personas who are ex-lovers that cross paths once again. The way JoshLia volleyed witty banter with bittersweet undertones left viewers wanting more! 

In one of their exchanges, Joshua’s character, Juancho, teased Julia’s character with a joke that ended up as a hugot-filled dialogue about his virginity. 

“Babaeng tapang-tapangan pero iyakin naman,” he read, and to that, Julia responded with her character’s fiery spirit: “Lalaking probinsyanong virgin.” 

“Kinuha mo virginity ko,” Joshua as Juancho retorted. 

Julia, whose character is still unnamed, hushed him: “Ang lakas ng boses mo. Nasa simbahan tayo!” 

Those lines alone set the tone for what promises to be an engaging and emotional rollercoaster. But it’s not all humor and playful jabs. There’s also a poignant moment that tugged at the heartstrings when Julia’s character reflected on their romantic past. 

“Grabe, parang ibang lifetime na ‘yun ‘no? Ang bata pa natin n’on,” Julia uttered her lines. 

As the script reading continued, a more serious subject took center stage: Juancho is clearly convinced that his ex-girlfriend cheated on him. 

And if there’s one line that totally captured Juancho’s lingering feelings, it was this: “Sa dinami-dami ng naluto ko, natikman ko, ‘yung mga yakap mo, ‘yung mga labi mo, ‘yung pagmamahal mo ang pinakamasarap.”

Joshua and Julia were not the only ones who brought their A-game to the reading. Their fellow castmates Aljon Mendoza, Kaila Estrada, Nonie Buencamino, Meann Espinosa, and Bong Gonzales also filled the room with their energy. 

Aljon’s comedic timing had everyone in stitches, especially when paired with Kaila’s charm. Meanwhile, Nonie, the esteemed veteran actor, brought a heartfelt gravity to his line, embodying the concerned father figure. 

By the looks of this script reading, “Un/Happy For You” is shaping up to be a relatable story made even more memorable by its cast and creative team. Director Petersen Vargas — working with a script by Kookai Labayen, Crystal San Miguel, and Jen Chuaunsu — is determined to remind us why we fell in love with JoshLia’s pairing in the first place.  

“Un/Happy For You” will be showing exclusively in cinemas this August 14! 

You can check out the full video of their script reading below: 



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