By: Nestor Cuartero
JUST A THOUGHT: “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” – Leo Tolstoy
BARBIE AND KEN TOGETHER: He says a girl outside showbiz is ideal for him.
She says she won’t do a kissing scene on screen until she gets to be 25.
With these quotable quotes, nowhere can you find a common ground between Ken Chan and Barbie Forteza, lead stars of a youth-oriented rom-com, “This Time I’ll Be Sweeter.”
But, don’t be misled. Ken and Barbie are the best of friends, having worked together in the recently concluded hit series, “Meant to Be.”
Ken believes it’s better that he maintained close friendly ties with his screen partners to keep the chemistry alive.
That way, they avoid tension commonly attached to romantic relationships.
ROMCOM FROM JOEL: The hot young stars, both from GMA Network, are reunited for the first time on the big screen by way of “This Time,” where they go under the direction of Joel Lamangan.
Joel is better known for socio-political films. This time, he does it rom-com style and comes out of the experience a refreshed director.
Joel says he surprised even himself that “pwede pala ako sa rom-com.”
YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART: “This Time I’ll Be Sweeter,” which opened Nov. 8, tells how a heartbreak can strengthen a young girl (Barbie). At one point, Barbie’s character tells him (Ken) off:
“Dalawang beses mo na akong sinaktan, sobrang tanga ko na kung gagawin ko pang tatlo, di ba?”
Thea Tolentino plays the third wheel in the Barbie-Ken love story. Note that Barbie and Ken have been a love team for so long, if you know what I mean.
Ken is famous doll Barbie’s boyfriend. What a coincidence that in our midst is the perfect casting for this youth-oriented romantic comedy from Regal Entertainment.