Like the other artists involved in Star Cinema’s offering in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Star Magic, “24/7 In Love,” both Diether Ocampo and Maja Salvador were pleasantly surprised when they were asked to join the star-studded ensemble.
“It’s quite big I mean it took 20 years to put all of us together in one big project and for me it’s something, na putting a seal, seal na Star Magic, na ito well established and well respected management company,” Diether said. “Sobrang ano, ako kasali? Yung talagang kinikuwestiyon ko talaga kasi kasali ako. ‘Di ba ang laking project ng ‘24/7’ and para isali ka sa ganitong project, talagang nagtitiwala sila sayo,” Maja also shared.
Diether described his and Maja’s episode in the movie as ‘started to be very light then it became kind of dark.’ Diet plays the role of Ken, a successful businessman who has a lot of personal issues. His views on love will be changed when Maja, who plays the role of his employee Barbara, helps him figure out how a baby ended up in his hotel room and whether he is the father of the child. “My character goes through so many things, a lot are happening simultaneously then her character sobrang kulit, like ‘can you stop please because I need to do something,’ not knowing that she will be then one to provide the answer na matagal na niyang hindi naiintindihan.”
Maja on the other hand, refers to her character Barbara as ‘manang’ and a hopeless romantic. “Ako yung magsasabi sa kanya (Ken) na kailangan buksan ang puso mo para mas maraming magagandang mangyari sa ‘yo. Sa totoong buhay kapag pinili mo na maging malungkot forever, kang magiging malungkot, pero once na binuksan mo talaga yung puso mo at pinili mong sumaya kahit hindi happiness sa relationship ha, parang kung pipiliin mo lang yung happiness para sa sarili mo, sa pagkatao mo, yung lahat susunod yun eh. So ganun ‘yung character ko.”
And as Ken and Barbara wait for the DNA results on the baby, will the outcome bring about a new beginning for the two of them? Or will it pull them back again to the pains of their past?
Diet and Maja’s episode is directed by John D Lazatin.
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.
Don’t miss the star-studded celebrity movie of the year, “24/7 in Love,” which will be shown on cinemas nationwide on November 21 (Wednesday).