It is a no brainer that Filipinos have this huge fanaticism when it comes to local and international celebrity love teams. Which is why 2018 is gearing up for movies starring new pairings to look forward to. Check out YuneOh.com‘s list of Celebrity Love Teams to watch out this year.
James Reid and Sarah Geronimo
Yes, it is finally happening guys! The two actors are currently filming their upcoming movie, “Miss Granny” – an adaptation of a Korean film. The movie revolves around the story of a 70 year old woman trapped in her 20 year-old-self, and the movie adaptation will be directed by Joyce Bernal.
But Jadine fans need not to worry as Reid’s girlfriend, Nadine Lustre approved of the Sarah-James pairing. Lustre added that even though she is not part of the project, she feels happy for her boyfriend and wishes nothing but the best for each other’s career.
Reid’s last movie project was with Nadine with their movie, “This Time” and will also star as Pedro Penduko this year, which was played by Matt Evans in 2006.
2. Carlo Aquino and Bela Padilla
Who can ever resist Carlo Aquino’s charm on-screen, right? This is probably the reason why any girl paired to him always seem to look good in anyway. Well here’s an exciting news for all Carlo Aquino fans out there! An upcoming movie titled “Meet Me in St. Gallen” is coming in the Philippine cinemas on February 7, 2018, with her new leading lady, Bela Padilla.
The movie tells the story of Jesse and Celeste who bonds over conversation about relationship and ending up having a one-night stand. After parting ways, years later, they have met again in the same coffee shop. Some scenes were shot in Switzerland making this movie extra special.
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This much-anticipated movie is directed by Irene Villamor -the same director of the heartbreak film, Camp Sawi.
Aquino gained massive recognition on the 1998 film Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa with veteran actress Vilma Santos. It was then followed with numerous projects such as Kokey, Hiling, Ang TV, Pahina, Ang Tanging Ina, Jologs, Mater Dolorosa, and Always Be My Baby to name a few. He was also in a previous relationship with Angelica Panganiban.
Bela Padilla is now one of Kapamilya’s newest faces who already made great impression doing series in the past. Few notable appearances include Lokomoko High, Endless Love, Hiram na Puso, Genesis, Magdalena, and recently casted in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as Carmen. She also made some movies in the previous year including Camp Sawi and 100 Tula Para Kay Stella. She also made round in the media after breaking up with her ex-boyfriend, Neil Arce, who is currently in a relationship with Kapamilya actress, Angel Locsin.
3. Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria / Robin Padilla and Jodi Sta.Maria
Make way for yet another romantic series coming to the Philippine television this year – Sana Dalawa and Puso, featuring the original Lodi – Jodi Sta. Maria. It will be aired on January 29, 2018 at ABS-CBN’s PrimeTanghali noontime block.
What makes this upcoming series more exciting is being paired AGAIN with Richard Yap after their successful series in 2012, “Please Be Careful with My Heart.” Jodi and Richard also starred in the 2016 movie, “The Achy Breaky Hearts.”
In a recent interview with Jodi, she shared that playing two roles in one project is not easy, but is exciting at the same time.
Supporting cast of the upcoming TV series include Christopher de Leon, Alma Moreno, Kitkat, Ylona Garcia, Miles Ocampo, Sharlene San Pedro, Nikki Valdez, and Annali “Ali” Forbes.
4. Diego Loyzaga and Sofia Andres
Another movie to look forward to in 2018 includes “Mama’s Girl” featuring Diego Loyzaga and Sofia Andres. This will be in cinemas nationwide on January 17, 2018.
The movie tells the movie of a single mother, Sylvia Sanchez, who struggles with her relationship with her daughter, Sophia Andres. It is said that the movie will also tell how the mother and child resolve their conflicts. Actors who will play the love interest of Sophia Andres would be Diego Loyzaga and Jameson Blake.
Cast of the movie also include Alyana Asistio, Karen Reyes, Heaven Peralejo, and Arlene Muhlach.
Ever since Sophia Andres’ debut in 2013, she have been paired with various actors like Inigo Pascual, Julian Estrada, and Khalil Ramos. She also have starred in movies such as “Dating the Gangster”, “Relaks, It’s Just Pag-Ibig”, “Forevermore”, and “Pusong Ligaw.”
5. Mikael Daez and Megan Young
Real-life couple and vloggers, Mikael and Megan will be having a series in GMA this year, also starring Katrina Halili. The upcoming series, The Stepdaughters tells the story of Mayumi (Megan) and Isabelle (Katrina) whose conflict began with Mayumi’s father marries Isabelle’s mother. So expect for a heavy drama, rivalries for attention, and falling in love with the same man.
6. Derrick Monasterio and Barbie Forteza
Another Kapuso actors, Derick Monasterio and Barbie Forteza will topbill an upcoming series “Bongga Ka Day”. Aside from this teleserye, these two are gearing for their upcoming movie “Almost A Love Story” which is said to be shot in Europe. This movie is directed by Louie Ignacio.
This is not the first time Barbie and Derrick have been paired together. Teleseryes they did together include “Mariposa”, “Luna Blanca”, “Half Sisters”, and “Anna Karenina.”
Barbie recently starred in GMA’s rom-com teleserye “Meant To Be” with actors Ivan Dorschner, Ken Chan, Jak Roberto, and Addy Raj. While Derrick Monastero plays Almiro in “Mulawin versus Ravena.”
1. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson
What’s up Fifty Shades fans! Jamie and Dakota return as the fictional characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele for Fifty Shades Freed. The movie is set to be released on February 9, 2018.
Fifty Shades Freed is the third and final installment of the erotic drama film by James Foley, and is based on E.L. James’ bestseller fiction book. If you have read the book, this final chapter is just the beginning for Mr.Grey and Anastasia. After accepting Christian’s proposal in the Fifty Shades Darker chapter, Anastasia will now be part of Christian’s wealthy lifestyle. Alongside with the luxurious lifestyle comes new jeopardy and unfamiliar stability in the newly-weds life.
Unfortunately for those shipping Jamie and Dakota, I think they are happy with their current relationship status (James with real-life wife, Amelia Warner, and Dakota with Chris Martin).
Just last year, Dakota Johnson has been rumored to be dating Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin. The two were seen jetting to Israel together after the band’s concert in Argentina. Also, they have been seen together at the Los Angeles sushi bar Sushi Park on Sunset Boulevard, and look very happy together. Chris Martin seems to be happy nowadays after painful divorce with ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow. They both have 2 wonderful children named Apple and Moses.
2. Lucas Jade Zumman and Angourie Rice
New love team we are excited to see this year is Lucas Zumman and Angourie Rice. Everyday is based on a young adult fantasy novel written by David Levithan. It is a unique love story of a person who wakes up everyday in different body. Seems odd for a common love story, right? Read the whole book before the movie releases on February 21, 2018.
Although new in the industry, Lucas have starred in various films such as Sinister 2, 20TH Century Woman, and Thrill Ride.
Same goes with Angourie Rice, 17 who made her debut in an apocalyptic film These Final Hours and also appeared in the science-fiction fantasy film Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows as “Tegan.”
3. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
Who could have imagine that after years of performing on stadiums and sold-out arena shows, Lady Gaga will now star as Ally in an upcoming romantic musical film, “A Star Is Born” with Bradley Cooper as the lead actor.
Lady Gaga’s last show was at the fifth season of American Horror Story: Hotel where Gaga won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Mini-Series or Television Film while Hotel received a nomination for Best Mini-Series or Television Film.
The movie centers centers on a fading movie star who helps an aspiring actress while his own career spirals downward. James Mason and Judy Garland starred in a 1954 remake and Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson toplined the 1976 version.
If you want to see how if the two will look good on-screen, then head over to the nearest cinema on May 2018.
4. Charlie Heaton and Nathalia Dyer
From reel to real! The #JanCy ship is finally sailing! Aren’t you all happy Stranger Things’ fans out there?
The Netflix fiction couple Nancy Wheeler and Jonathan Byers are a couple to watch out for this 2018. Although the 3rd season of Stranger Things is yet to be announced, seems like it’s exciting to know that the acting of these two are real off screen and on screen.
1. CNBlue’s Jonghyun and Kim So Eun
What’s a love team without our share of Kdrama stars, right?
This March, CNBlue’s Jonghyun and Kim So Eun will pair in an exciting fantasy romance titled “Evergreen (Than Man Oh Soo). In this Kdrama, Jonghyun helps twenty-somethings fall in love through his magical petal dust. His misuse of the dust makes him fall for Yoo Ri (Kim So Eun). Would their love story turn out to be tales of destiny or Cupid’s mistake?
Aside from being a boyband member, Jonghyun has appeared in popular Kdramas like My Only Love Song and Gentleman’s Dignity. He was also paired with Gong Seung Yeon in the 4th season of Korean reality show, “We Got Married.”
As for Kim So Eun who stars as the bestfriend of Ku Hye Sun in the iconic Kdrama TV series, she also appeared in A Good Day for the Wind to Blow, A Thousand Kisses, Liar Game and Scholar Who Walks the Night. In 2015, she was paired with Song Jae-rim on season 4 of We Got Married. In 2016-2017, she reunited with Song in family drama Our Gap-soon.
2. Lee Sun Kyoon and IU
Fans were shocked with the unexpected pairing of Lee Sun Kyoon and IU from their upcoming TV series “My Mister”. Aside from the fact that this will be the first to be working together, there is also an 18-year age gap.
In “My Mister”, Lee Ji Ahn (IU) gets hired to spy on Park Dong Hoon (Lee Sun Kyoon), an average structural engineer at an architectural company. Realizing that he’s harmless and actually warm-hearted, Lee slowly falls for him.
The drama also stars Park’s two brothers Park Sang Hoon (Oh Dal Soo) and Park Ki Hoon (Song Se Byuk), and mother Byun Yo Soon (Na Moon Hee). My Mister is directed by Kim Won Seok of Incomplete Life (Misaeng) and Signal. It’s scheduled to air after Mother ends on tvN.
IU starred in You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin, Pretty Man, The Producers and last year’s Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, which aired in ABS-CBN. She was also in a previous relationship for 4 years with Jang Ki Ha, and broke up in 2017.
Meanwhile, Lee Sun Kyoon who began her career in musical theatre, have starred in various dramas such as Coffee Prince, along with medical drama White Tower brought Lee mainstream popularity, which he followed with Pasta (2010) and Golden Time (2012).
3. Kim Nam Joo and Ji Jin Hee
There are a lot of seasoned artists coming back for a new drama in the Korean entertainment industry. This 2018, another well-loved artists will be coming back – Kim Nam Joo and Ji Jin Hee for JTBC’s “Misty.”
“Misty” is a drama that tells the story of Go Hye Ran (Kim Nam Joo), a popular anchor-woman for a prime-time news show who suddenly becomes the suspect in a murder case. Aside from that, her marriage is in the brink of reaching an end.
Her husband, Kang Tae Wook (Ji Jin Hee) works as a public defender and decides to defend his wife who was falsely accused. Will they fall in love again and save their marriage?
This new JTBC drama will premiere on January 26 and will take over the slot of “Untouchable,” every Fridays and Saturdays at 23:00.
Then she hit popularity and became a household name in Korea until now. One of her most memorable series is “My Husband Got A Family (2012)” also known as “Unexpected You,” which also aired in GMA Network in 2013.
Ji Jin Hee started his acting career in the early 2000s with SBS’s “Juliet’s Man.” He won his first “Excellence Award” as an actor in a drama special in 2004 in “Miss Kim’s Million Dollar Quest.”
This 2018, take note of the premieres of these beautiful faces that will make you fall in love again through their projects in their respective stations.