Bea Alonzo pressured, nervous over 'One More Chance' sequel

Chuck Smith - Philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines - "Kung naca-capture lang ng camera ang kaba ko, baka nginig na nginig ako."
Thus said Bea Alonzo when asked on how she feels about the upcoming release of "A Second Chance," the sequel to the 2007 hit movie "One More Chance" which starred her and John Lloyd Cruz.
"May pressure talaga," Bea said at the sidelines of her endorsement contract signing with camera brand Fujifilm on Tuesday. "Lalo na ngayon, may social media na. Anyone can freely put their comments on social media. Unlike nung 2007, wala e."
She added: "Pero, ako kasi, parte ng trabaho namin 'yung pressure. Kung walang pressure, hindi na siya fun, hindi na siya colorful. Meron kang ganung gusto mong adrenaline rush. Masarap siya."
"One More Chance" is Bea and John Lloyd's fourth movie together, and the one that catapulted their love team as one of showbiz's most popular. 
Now, the 2007 film is considered as a contemporary romance classic. It is also billed by its producer Star Cinema as the original "hugot movie," a tag used to describe movies with dramatic and relatable dialogue. Earlier this year, it was adapted into a novel, written by Juan Miguel Sevilla. 
The movie tells the story of college sweethearts Popoy (played by John Lloyd) and Basha (played by Bea) who broke up amid a quarter-life crisis. "A Second Chance" will see the two reunited and married, although their relationship isn't going very smoothly, at least based on the initial teaser trailers released by Star Cinema for the movie's November 25 opening.
"Sobrang fina-fight pa siya ng minds namin lahat. Hindi namin alam kung tama o ano," Bea said when asked if she's afraid "A Second Chance" won't be able to achieve the success "One More Chance" has attained.
"Pero nung lumabas kasi yung libro, naramdaman namin kung gaano nila namiss si Popoy and Basha, noong ni-launch namin yung One More Chance the novel. So nagkaroon kami ng inspiration na, ‘Uy, gusto pa rin pala nila malaman kung ano nangyari.’ So ito yung regalo namin para sa kanila," she said.
"Ngayon, more than being pressured, gusto lang namin makainpire," Bea further explained. "It’s very relatable, and we want to keep it that way… Gusto namin na maraming tao ang ma-inspire."
Bea is aware there are fans who question the decision to create a sequel for the movie. Nonetheless, the 28-year-old actress said, as early as now, that she is proud of "A Second Chance."
"Proud ako sa pelikulang ito kasi it’s something that’s really close to my heart kasi, syempre, yung mga katrabaho ko matagal ko ng katrabaho," she said.
"And isa ito sa talagang nagpakilala sa team up namin ni John Lloyd. So gift ito para sa lahat ng sumuporta ng ‘One More Chance.’"
Bea talked to members of the press to promote Fujifilm and its product, the X-A2.
The ABS-CBN star feels very content this year with her recent string of successful projects and endorsement deals. "A Second Chance" is actually her second movie this year as she starred in "The Love Affair" with Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta just three months ago.
She describes her current "what is" as "happiness, contentment, gratitude," in reference to the popular "One More Chance" dialogue by Basha which goes, "I want to stop wondering 'what if,' I want to know 'what is'."
"I’m very happy sa lahat ng binibigay sa aking biyaya ngayon. This year has been really good to me," Bea said. 

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