MANILA (Mabuhay) — JENNYLYN Mercado returns to the big screen to spread joy, laughter and love in Quantum Films’ Metro Manila Film Festival entry, “Walang Forever.”
Jen was dubbed as last year’s MMFF Darling/Favorite on the strength of the surprise blockbuster romantic-comedy film “English Only, Please,” where moviegoers came to love her tandem with Derek Ramsay.
The Kapuso actress was also named MMFF best actress for her outstanding performance in the movie directed by Dan Villegas, who won the MMFF best director trophy.
Jen’s winning streak continues with the recent box-office success of the romantic-comedy “The PreNup,” which paired her with Sam Milby for the first time under the able direction of Jun Lana.
As a fitting follow-up, Quantum Films, MJM Productions, Inc., Tuko Film Productions and Buchi Boy Films cast Jen in another lead role in the MMFF entry “Walang Forever.”
This time, the actress figures in yet another unique tale of love and romance filled with riotous as well as “kilig” scenes.
The filmfest darling/favorite gets a new leading man in the movie in the person of Jericho Rosales.
In the story, Jen plays an accomplished romantic-comedy writer while Echo is a renowned application and software developer based abroad.
”The message of the film is walang forever. Forever is how you live each day. When you share it with somebody, it will always be there forever. It’s like the stories in the movies. It will be there forever,” said producer Atty. Joji Alonso.
Appearing as Jen’s mother in the movie is multi-awarded actress Lorna Tolentino, whose husband dumps her for a younger woman.
The film gets ample support from the cast of the Pinoy rock musical “Rak of Aegis” and stars of ABS-CBN’s “On the Wings of Love,” led by Jerald Napoles, Nico Antonio, Pepe Herrera, Kim Molina, Cai Cortez and more.
“Walang Forever’s” initial teaser garnered over 3M views and likes immediately after its posting on social media. (MNS)