Luck At First Sight, top billed by the unlikely pairing of Jericho Rosales and Bela Padilla, is about two “individuals who rely on luck in pursuing their goals in life.” Jericho’s character Joma Labayen believes in a lucky charm but Bela’s Diane dela Cruz does not. Unfortunately for Diane, Joma thinks she’s the one. It is directed by Dan Villegas.
The movie is currently enjoying a lot of buzz and attention from the media. Below are a few things we gathered from too many reports about the movie that’s getting us pretty pumped up for May 3—that’s when the film opens in theaters.
1. It’s the brainchild of Bela. She was stuck in traffic, listening to DJs on the radio when the idea struck. “Naisip ko yung title, dun nabuo ang story,” the actress tells Crispina Belen of Manila Bulletin.
In a separate article written by NR Ramos, Bela shares “Na-intriga lang ako kung paano kaya siya [luck] ita-tackle as a film so dun nag-umpisa.”
2. Bela was going through a breakup while filming the movie. And with the film’s producer, too. Jaysus, much respect to you, woman! Bela and Neil Arce, the film’s producer, broke up right in the middle of filming. But, Bela is such a pro: “For sure nasaktan ako pero ang selfish ko naman kung idadamay ko ang buong production sa problema ko,” the actress said.
3. Jericho also went through some tough shii. Where Bela was working through a failed relationship, the actor was also going through his heartbreak, too: Jericho’s dad died as he was doing the movie. RIP, bruh.
4. They had so much fun they went off the script a number of times. Says Director Dan Villegas, “Sorry sa scriptwriting team pero may times na we would do away with the script kasi we were having so much fun doing adlibs.”
5. The movie doesn’t leave out the guy’s point of view. And that’s all thanks to Villegas. According to Bela the production team really wanted Dan to direct because apart from being a really good director, “gusto namin ma-touch din ang point of view ng lalaki sa pelikula.” This is Villegas’s first magic, fantastic, hyper-realistic movie, which really excited him, he says.