JESSY Mendiola was accused of using Enrique Gil for the promo of her Metro filmfest entry, “The Girl in the Orange Dress” when she revealed that Enrique has not apologized to her after that ugly incident in a plane on their way to London three years ago. “Bakit sila sa’kin magagalit?” she asks. “
Hindi naman sa’kin nagsimula 'yun. May nagtanong lang at sumagot lang naman ako. Kung hindi ako sumagot, 'yung writers naman ang magagalit sa’kin. E ang sabi ko nga, nag-move on na ako. Okay na ako. I even defended him and said siguro stressed lang siya. Magalit sila dun sa reporters na nagtanong noon and revived the issue.”
She adds that she’s at a point in her life where she’s very happy now as both her lovelife and career are doing swimmingly well. She’s been officially on with Luis Manzano for more than two years and Luis just confirmed his love for her on social media when she celebrated her birthday last December 3. Now, she has a Metro filmfest entry, “The Girl in the Orange Dress” with Jericho Rosales, and she’s also shooting a new film for Regal, “Stranded”, with Arjo Atayde.
“I feel so blessed kaya gusto ko, puro positivity na lang muna tayo. Kung anuman ang mga hindi magandang nangyari in the past, like nung when I experienced depression, let’s just move on. Iwan na natin sa lilipas na taon dahil malapit na ang 2019.”
Jessy is optimistic that “The Girl in the Orange Dress” will give her career the big boost that it needs. “To begin with, it’s challenging to play the title role no less. Maganda talaga ang role ko as Anna, medyo laidback siya but may pagka-adventurous din. Takot siyang umibig after experiencing heartbreak, but then she meets Jericho Rosales and ends up spending the night with him after she got drunk. Jericho plays a very famous actor named Rye and reporters become intrigued when they learned may kasama siyang girl in an orange dress sa isang hotel during the night. So they try their best to find out who that girl is. The whole movie happens inside the New World Hotel habang they’re searching for us at kami naman ni Echo, walang ginawa kundi iwasan at takasan sila. It’s a feel-good romantic comedy perfect for the holiday season so watch it and make orange the color of your Christmas holidays!”
Didn’t her BF Luis Manzano get jealous with all the romantic scenes she did with Echo in the movie? “No, he’s very supportive nga and he even volunteered to do a cameo role in the movie, playing the role of a waiter in one scene. Excited na nga siyang mapanood ang buong movie when it opens in theaters on Christmas Day.”