• Dawn Zulueta

    Keeping it young

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    The actress’ latest film under Star Cinema production has her portraying a cougar role for the very first time

    The actress’ latest film under Star Cinema production has her portraying a cougar role for the very first time

    She is considered the goddess of Philippine Cinema for her eternal beauty. At 47 years old, Dawn Zulueta truly seems to have found the fountain of youth.

    Gracious as ever whenever showered with compliments, the slender and glowing mother of two humbly credits her latest movie for making her look so good these days.

    Showing on May 25 is Zulueta’s first movie with ultimate leading man Piolo Pascual titled Love Me Tomorrow. The Star Cinema production has the actress portraying a cougar role for the very first time, which had her immersed in the ways of the millennial generation.

    Besides working with the 39-year-old Pascual, she also shares top billing with 23-year-old Coleen Garcia to complete a love triangle, and was directed by 26-year-old maverick director Gino Santos (Ex with Benefits, #Y).

    In the story, Pascual plays, a happy-go-lucky DJ who will find meaning in life when he meets Zulueta’s character, Cristy. Meanwhile, Garcia is Janine, a young socialite who will cross paths with Cristy and forge a friendship with her. Ultimately, the film aims to tackle how “age doesn’t matter” takes place in 2016.

    “I didn’t mind being directed by Gino who’s really so young,” Zulueta confirmed with The Manila Times. “Kasi Star Cinema explained to me why makakaganda sa pelikula for someone as young as him to direct this material. It was only when we started filming that I completely understood why.”

    Feeling very much a “Tita of Manila,” Zulueta found herself in the middle of the metro’s nightlife, which she admits is very different from her days of going out when she was single. The actress is married to re-elected Representative Anton Lagdameo of Davao del Norte.

    Director Gino Santos (right) with his cast, Piolo Pascual, Dawn and Coleen Garcia

    Director Gino Santos (right) with his cast, Piolo Pascual, Dawn and Coleen Garcia

    “It’s only now that I got to party again,” Zulueta laughed. “It’s funny because I have no idea about the kind of nightlife people have nowadays. Ang alam ko lang ‘yung time ko which was ‘discotheque’ pa ang tawag!”

    Talking more about her immersion, she shared, “Gino had to explain to me things like, they don’t have the one dance floor like we did before. Now, they’re more free to dance where they are. The music is also different but there are also revivals here and there.”

    Zulueta is happy to have learned so much about infamous millennial in this movie and has come to understand the generation a bit more. Nevertheless, she likewise hopes the young will also learn a thing or two from watching the movie.

    “The young would like to think that it’s fun when you’re young, and single; na parang ‘pag may asawa ka na at naroon ka na sa stage na ‘yon hindi ka na fun. But, actually it’s not like that. It’s a different level and a different kind of fun that you’re going to have,” she concluded.

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