Apart from dominating the local music scene, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez is also a blockbuster movie actress. Her films would always take cinemas by storm. Perhaps, one of the reasons why her big-screen projects are always a big hit is because she was a then-bachelorette being paired with the country’s brightest leading men. People were too curious on her romantic life then. But, did you know that there was one movie she did while she and Ogie Alcasid were still on a ‘secret on’ status?
Taking on TWBA’s “Name The Leading Man” challenge, Regine is asked to raise the photo of her past leading man who matches with the description. In the said game, Regine reveals that Richard Gomez likes to pig out on the set and street foods like fish ball and banana cue are his favorites.
She says Aga Muhlach is the most close-fisted or kuripot among them all. The actor is very vocal about it, anyway. Asked about the leading man she had trouble working with, Regine raises Aga’s photo again. She explains, “Kasi lagi siyang late. Inis na inis ako sa kanya kasi lagi niya akong pinaghihintay.” Regine was still learning the intricacies of filmmaking then, so she was clueless that pack-up time often comes the next morning. On their second team-up, though, Aga got more conscious of his time, thanks to his stingy nature. “Kasi magmumulta siya ng 5,000 pesos per hour ‘pag na-late siya, Eh, sa kakuriputan niya, hindi siya na-late,” adds Regine.
Boy Abunda reads the next description, “pinakamahusay humalik,” prompting Regine to pick Robin Padilla’s photo. It was also Robin, apparently, who once made Ogie Alcasid jealous. “Noong second movie namin ni Robin, kami na noon ni Ogie and we were not out yet. Siyempre, landian kami nang landian ni Robin doon sa pelikula,” admits Regine. There was a moment when Ogie called her on the phone and he was crying. Regine says Ogie felt hidden on the sidelines and he was so frustrated about not being able to shout their true relationship to the whole world.