Julian Trono and Ella Cruz New love team sizzles on screen tomorrow
Young dance sensations Julian Trono and Ella Cruz are full-fledged stars now with Fangirl | Fanboy opening in cinemas nationwide tomorrow.
The film is a Joyce Bernal production for Viva Films and N2 Productions, and it is a very timely take on the K-pop fever.
First time director Barry Gonzalez megged the fun fan movie.
Julian’s character, Ollie Fernandez, is a one-hit boy wonder with a level of confidence that more often borders on conceit. He fanboys over Korean actress Soo Mi Young (played by Yam Concepcion), who plays the part of Sandy/Android 5000 in the Koreanovela “Program for Love.”
Ella, meanwhile, is Aimee, Soo Mi Young’s voice in the series.
Ronnie Liang is Min Jun Park, the Korean actor paired with Soo Mi Young.
The film’s hilarious twists and romantic turns take shape when Ollie meets Aimee who happens to be his biggest fan. Aimee agrees to help Ollie work on this acting skills and she succeeds as he achieves that elusive dream of stardom. In exchange, though, Aimee gets heartbroken due to complications in Ollie’s showbiz career.
Julian and Ella say Fangirl | Fanboy gives both of them heavy pressure as a team. “Yung pressure na nararamdaman ko kapag sinasabi ni Direk na napanood na daw nila Boss Vic (del Rosario, Viva big boss) ‘yung movie, tapos sinasabi nila ‘yung feedback nila, kinakabahan talaga ako,” Ella relates.
“Lagi ko tinatanong si Direk, totoo ba ito? Totoo bang matatapos na natin ‘yung movie? Totoo bang malapit na tayong ipalabas?” she goes on.
Julian and Ella, as well as director Barry, are confident they have Fangirl | Fanboy their best. They could only hope that the dance duo’s followers and multitude of fans would have as much fun as they did while shooting the film and that they would embrace them as well as a couple on the big screen this time.
On talks that Julian and Ella might be Viva’s next JaDine, the pair admits JaDine is one tough act to follow and that they are flattered with the idea. But for now, Julian and Ella would rather focus on their budding movie pairing, improve on their act and leave the rest to destiny.