Meet Gil Cuerva & Jennylyn Mercado as Matteo Domingo and Steffi Chavez in My Love from the Star Remake

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The moment everyone has been waiting for. The Pinoy version of My Love from the Star is ready to premiere this coming May 29 replacing Destined to be Yours via Kapuso Network GMA Jennylyn Mercado as Steffi Chavez and the newest Kapuso star Gil Cuerva
 as Matteo Domingo.

“My Love From the Star” revolves around an alien (played by Kim Soo-hyun in the original) who landed on Earth and is torn between his feelings for a famous actress (Steffi Cheon, portrayed by Jun Ji-hyun of “My Sassy Girl” fame) or returning to his own planet.
The said Filipino version will be directed by no less than Bb. Joyce Bernal.

During the grand press conference of My Love from the Star, the cast were presented to the media and everyone's really excited for this upcoming remake because most of the people really loved the Koreanovela. For the main cast, Jennlyn said thatthis added pressure to everyone since they know Filipinos loved Matteo and Steffi by heart5. They are one of the most celebrated characters and both of them (Gil Cuerva) truly gave their best so that they can portray the roles perfectly.

Gil Cuerva will be playing the role of Matteo Domingo, a very lukewarm and aloof being, he once loved a girl named Marcella who lived during the Spanish Era for liking him no matter his contrast is. After his beloved died from saving him, he waits to return home. Living a solitary and divergent life for years, he one day meets Steffi Chavez, a girl who looked exactly like the one he cared for 400 years ago back to her teenage years. He has also been Steffi's savior since then.

Gil Cuerva is a professional model who graduated from De La Salle University. Standing 5'11, Gil said that back in college he was also into basketball. Although at that time he wasn't thinking about showbiz. The opportunity knock when he was in Hong Kong and he got a message about an audition for the said role, trying his luck, he auditioned and bagged the role.The outcome was overwhelming for him because he was picked over talented and seasoned actors for the role. 

Since Gil is just starting out in the showbiz industry, he wasn't prepared for the outpour of support and even bashers along the way. To end the negativity, he deleted his twitter account and maintained only his Instagram. He doesn't mind people stalking and praising him but he hopes that people would not spread hate to people that he truly cares.

Gil mentioned that he is very comfortable working with Jennylyn, at first he said "medyo ilang pa ako sa kanya because she is jennylyn Mercado but she made me feel relaxed". He added that he also had a workshop to hone his acting skills so that he can showcase different emotions in front of the camera.  On what to expect from his Filipino version of Matteo, Gil answered: “Siguro po mas makaka-relate sila sa Matteo ng Filipino remake. Though nandu’n pa rin ’yung pagka-reserved ng character pero there are some nuances na mas relatable sa Pinoys versus sa original version.”

Check out Gil Cuerva's Message here:

Jennylyn Mercado will be playing the role of Steffi Chavez. A top Filipino superstar who is very stubby and believes that she is every man's dream, until she meets her stony condominium neighbor, Matteo Domingo. She has some cute rivalry with the latter and would eventually develops feelings for him.

Jennylyn said that although the remake will stay true to the original story, it will also have a Filipino touch on it since the setting is here in the Philippines but the audience should look forward on how she and Gil will they portray their roles. She added that she can somehow relate to the quirkiness of Steffi in real life plus she loves doing Rom-Com projects as well, light yet it will surely touch your heart while watching it.

Jennylyn mentioned that she is looking forward to give the audience a whole new viewing experience with her role as Steffi. “Dito, they will see another side of me—the one na nakita nila sa films ko. Kasi kung dati sa pelikula ko siya ginagawa ngayon dadalhin natin ‘yun dito sa GMA. And finally, dumating na si Matteo, and I saw na very willing siya na matuto and open siya sa lahat ng mga ideas at mabait. That’s why excited ako na mapanood na ito ng mga viewers natin.”

On working with Gil Cuerva, Jennylyn said that he is really giving is best. For a new comer, "nakaka-sabay sya, natural lang na may mga mali minsan but he listens and lahat namanb dumadaan sa ganung stage kahit ako." She added that she supports him all the way and for their tandem to work, they need to work hand in hand with full trust as well which is why they guide one another when it comes to doing their respective roles. 

Check out Jennylyn Mercado's message here:

Don't miss the premiere of MY LOVE FROM THE STAR on May 29 after Mulawin vs Ravena via GMA Network Telebabad.


Meet the whole cast of My Love from the Star and check out the official theme song:

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