Valentine's Just Got Sweeter: John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo Read That Thing Called Tadhana's Script Live

The two actors were the original pick for That Thing Called Tadhana.

( Pinoy romance films boast powerful acting, punchy dialogue, and relatable scenes, making it an indispensable part of local pop culture. One More Chance, for example, is a quotable favorite. That Thing Called Tadhana came out in 2014, and it put director Antoinette Jadaone on the map and made hugot a cultural movement. The two popular films had a big romance-drama crossover on Valentine's day: John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo did a live script reading of That Thing Called Tadhana after the outdoor screening of One More Chance at Tower One on Ayala Avenue, which kickstarts 10 Days of Art, a public art campaign of Art Fair Philippines 2020. The segment is part of the fair's first-ever film component, The Unconfined Cinema, organized by film critic Philbert Dy and award-winning writer, editor, and film composer Erwin Romulo.

Director Antoinette Jadaone was present for the script reading.
PHOTO BY Joanna Manalastas-Calasanz
Why yes, Anthony does look like John Lloyd Cruz!
PHOTO BY Joanna Manalastas-Calasanz

The 2014 film stars Angelica Panganiban as Mace and JM de Guzman as Anthony, two strangers who meet at an airport in Rome, and upon landing in the Philippines, decide to explore the country as they get to know each other. The two actors' chemistry proved to be a hit, and the film helped coin the term hugot. While Panganiban and De Guzman played their parts well, the roles were originally meant for Alonzo and Cruz.

It's nice to see the two together again!
PHOTO BY Joanna Manalastas-Calasanz
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