How excited are you to see Ronnie Alonte reprise his roles as James? “James & Pat & Dave” is finally hitting theaters this February 12, three years after “Vince and Kath and James”. Before you jump into this new journey, revisit some of Ronnie’s previous works in this Throwback Backtrack!
A Love to Last from 2017 was Ronnie’s first teleserye. Being a new actor at the time, one of his dramatic scenes with Julia Barretto proved to be challenging because he could not cry on cue. “Hindi talaga ko makaiyak kay direk Frasco [Mortiz]. As in pinipilit namin talaga nung time na ‘yan, as in natagalan kami,” he admitted. It did not help that he also felt conscious of his looks. “’Yung ganoong feeling ’pag bagong artista, ayaw mong umiyak kasi baka pangit tingnan,” he added. Luckily, Direk Frasco was patient, “magaan siya katrabaho”. Ronnie wanted to repay this kindness by working hard.
By 2018, Ronnie starred on Wansapanataym’s “Gelli In A Bottle” alongside Loisa Andalio. Through this project, he was determined to prove that he was becoming a more serious actor. “Gusto ko na ipakita and patunayan na si Ronnie natuto na umarte kahit papaano,” he shared.
Before either of these shows, however, the Kapamilya actor appeared on “Vince and Kath and James” in 2016. His best moment from this teen movie was an intense confrontation with Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto. Despite being a difficult scene, he managed to do it in two takes with the help of director Theodore Boborol. “Galing ‘yun sa galit ni Direk noon. Nagalit siya sa akin before pa lang noong scene na ‘yan. So, gusto ko ipakita kay Direk na gagalingan ko dito sa eksena na ‘to,” he confessed. This was an unforgettable experience because he really gave his best effort.
Which of Ronnie Alonte’s work is your favorite? Before deciding, do not miss “James & Pat & Dave” showing in cinemas starting February 12!