Overwhelmed with the success of My Husband’s Lover, Dennis Trillo says, “Honestly, I didn’t expect that its impact on the viewers would be this strong, given the delicate theme that we tackle. I’m glad that GMA gambled on the project. Surprisingly, we were able to tap a wider market unlike the initial perception that only the gay community will support it. Men and women alike are hooked to the show. It means we’re doing a great job. It simply feels good!”
Many are curious if he would be willing lock lips with Tom Rodriguez in the series.
“I don’t have any problem with that. I’ve done it in Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita with Jay Manalo, remember? For me, it’s part of the job. But you also have to consider the regulations set for television. You have to work within the boundaries, so to speak.
“It’s just amazing how the public responds to our tandem. Even if we’re just holding hands or looking at each other in our tender scenes, viewers get affected. If they said I’m effective in my role, it would be because Tom also did well. We help and complement each other in making the viewers feel the genuine love between Eric and Vincent in the story.
“Tom is a good actor. He gives a lot in each scene. His transfer to the Kapuso lot is perfect timing. He is a worthy addition to the network’s stable of talents. I’m sure that My Husband’s Lover will open more avenues of opportunities for him!”
The handsome actor reveals that he lets his five-year-old son Calix watch the program.
“I explained my character to him. This early, I make him realize the nature of my job. I’m proud of my son because he’s intelligent. As in the case of My Husband’s Lover, he knows that my gay role here is just for reel.”
The general observation at present is that his popularity soared even higher with My Husband’s Lover.
“Well…thank you! Personally, I can’t believe that my gay role would endear me more to fans. Before, most of my followers were girls and some few men. Now, the numbers tremendously increased specially the gay fans.
“In our mall shows, for instance, I’m surprised at the exceptional warmth and loud cheering I get from them. I’m humbled whenever they approach and say I’m very effective in the interpretation of my character. I’m truly grateful to my home studio for giving me another landmark of a role,” ends Dennis.
Lauren Young dismisses the rumor that she has a gap with Mundo Mo’y Akin co-star Louise delos Reyes.
“That’s not true!” she avers. “I guess, it all started when she requested for a separate tent in our taping sites. I understand her decision because we’re getting crowded on the set. I see it as just having a little more privacy.”
Isn’t she offended by Louise’s move?
“I’m not. It’s no big deal to me. To set the record straight, there’s no bad blood between us. Honestly, I only have good words for Louise!”
Some quarters are of the opinion that insecurity is probably the main issue here.
“I don’t know about that! Neither of us should feel such. In the first place, there’s nothing to be insecure about. Personally, when I see someone better than I am, I try to work on my weak spots instead of badmouthing the person. What would I gain from it, right?
“I guess Louise has nothing to worry about. We have different career paths, anyway. One thing more, she’s also a good actress. GMA knows best when it comes to positioning our respective career so there should be no cause for alarm.”
There is a clamor for Mundo Mo’y Akin to be extended because of its consistent high ratings.
“I hope that it will be. It’s a wonderfully crafted soap. I’m proud that my first maiden show for GMA became a hit. That’s why I’m doubling my efforts to make my performance unforgettable,” says Lauren.