From the super-lengthy “Lucky Season 7” of ABS-CBN’s “Pinoy Big Brother” was born one of the newest and most eagerly followed teen celebrity love teams in Philippine showbiz today. I’m talking of course about Maymay Entrata and Pinoy-European housemate Edward Barber, better known collectively to their legions of giddy fans as “Mayward.” Such has been the sheer star power of their tandem that they immediately got main supporting cast billing in the network’s currently-running fantasy-drama tele-serye “La Luna Sangre.” Not only that, they’re actually headlining, alongside fellow PBB Housemates Kisses Delavin and Marco Gallo, a new romantic comedy from Star Cinema entitled “Loving in Tandem,” the first official trailer of which has just been released.
As told by PhilStar Global, less than 24 after it was posted on YouTube, the trailer for “Loving in Tandem” starring Mayward, Kisses and Marco (aka. KissMarc) has already garnered over 200,000 views, upwards of 16,000 likes, and a #11 spot at trending. On Twitter the story is much the same, with the trailer posted there actually going past 2 million views in the same period. The rom-com, directed by Giselle Andres, was first revealed in a story conference at Star Cinema back in May, with the four main cast all smiles but especially Mayward, for whom this launch film will definitely help to further their incredible dynamic as a young showbiz power couple.
“Loving in Tandem” stars Edward as Luke, a Filipino-American who comes to the Philippines looking to connect with the Pinoy half of his family whom he had been distant with. While his half-brother “Tope” (Marco) tries to get through his wall of reservation, Luke finds himself drawn to a neighbor named Shine (Maymay), with whom he makes a brilliant impression after saving her from a mugger (in a slow-motion sequence as shown in the trailer). Shine attaches herself to Luke and helps him cope with his fish-out-of-water situation, leading to them falling for each other and helping to set up Tope with Shine’s own BFF Jayzel (Kisses). But a secret from Shine’s own past has the potential to ruin the idyllic love tandem that all four have built.
Mayward has been one of the most heavily hyped love teams nowadays, and it’s easy to see why fans are so into the chemistry between the Mindanao girl and her Fil-European beau. “Loving in Tandem” looks to really showcase the acting chops and bankability of the two as a showbiz couple beyond what has already been seen of them on TV with “La Luna Sangre.” The film will premiere in cinemas nationwide this coming September 13. Here’s the youtube link to the trailer https://youtu.be/_i50XnQiIPk