What is a 40-year-old virgin supposed to do when she finds out her fiancé has been cheating on her? Well, find a new man who she can trust and love of course! But this isn’t an easy task so who better to help her than her bff, who’s gay and full of bright ideas?
Sam Milby and Pokwang bring to life the comic story of Charles and Virgie in Star Cinema’s offering in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Star Magic, “24/7 In Love.” All three are excited in their first Star Magic collaboration and they say their episode has a lot of firsts. “It has a lot of firsts I think, this is my first time doing a movie with Pokwang. Hindi naman first time na katrabaho ko siya, we did a ‘Your Song’ a long time ago but it’s my first time being paired with her in a movie. Our story, yung story namin ni Pokwang very comedy talaga,” Sam shares. “I know it was Pokwang’s first time, ako yung first kissing scene niya ever in a movie, so she’s a virgin in the movie and she’s a virgin in terms of kissing scene, so I’m happy that I was the first, hahaha!”
On the other hand, John Lapus, who’s also part of the episode’s cast, reveals that he jumped at the chance to work with the other Star Magic artists as this is a rare opportunity. “Hindi nako tumanggi, siyempre no, bilang bibihira na pagsama-samahin kaming mga Star Magic artists sa ganito kalaki na project. Sana at least once a year, merong Star Magic movie tulad nitong ‘24/ 7 In Love’ kasi masaya na magkakasama kami and maski rin sa mga fans, ‘di ba ang bongga na nakikita nilang magkakasama kami sa isang big screen, nandun kami and of course sa premiere night makikita nila kaming lahat dun.”
Both Sam and John agree that “24/7 In Love” has a lot of lessons for the heart, which audiences from all ages can relate to. “I would say some of the most beautiful things in life come out in the most unexpected times,” Sam admits.“Sa movie, marerealize mo na, one, age doesn’t matter and two, walang pinipiling tao ang pag ibig kahit gwapo, hindi maganda, mayaman, mahirap. Kapag ang puso tinamaan ka talaga maiinlove ka talaga, kahit 24/7 pa,” John adds.
Sam and Pokie’s episode is directed by Frasco Mortiz. Learn about the highs and lows of love in “24/7 In Love” coming to cinemas nationwide on November 21 (Wednesday).
Also part of “24/7 In Love” are other Star Magic artists including John Lapus, Maricar Reyes, Jayson Gainza, Matt Evans, Nina Dolino, Joseph Marco, Jason Francisco, Helga Krapf, Andrei Felix, Seppi Borromeo, and Ian Rusell.