John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo Wrote Own Vows For ‘It Takes A Man And A Woman’ WeddingJohn Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo wrote the striking and heartwarming wedding vows of their characters in “It Takes A Man And A Woman”.
According to Carmi Raymundo, the head writer of the first two films in the series, director Cathy Garcia-Molina and her told the two leading actors in the film to write the vows themselves.
This was, according to Raymundo, to distill what the two actors learned from the first two films about their characters.
The writer, who wrote “A Very Special Love” in 2008 and “You Changed My Life” in 2009, said Cruz and Geronimo were nervous when they were told about their tasks.
However, when the two turned in what they wrote, Raymundo and Garcia-Molina knew they were not wrong to have them write the wedding vows.
“Gusto ko din kasi marinig from them kung ano sa tingin nila yung learnings ng characters nila,” Raymundo told ABS-CBN News in an interview.
“Both were nervous kung kaya ba nila magsulat but they were very excited,” she explained.
“When they showed me what they wrote, I knew right away that they wrote from the hearts of their characters. They were so sincere, ang ganda!” Raymundo said.
According to Raymundo, this was her gift to the two leading actors.
“Their vows made the ending of Laida and Miggy’s love story a thousand times more special because they spoke their own words. As a writer, 'yun na ang gift ko sa kanila: to let them speak their own words. In the end, parang naging buhay na talaga sila Miggy at Laida,” she said.
In the movie, which is still showing in cinemas across the country, Cruz and Geronimo reprise their roles as Miggy Montenegro and Laida Magtalas.
However, both have broken up with Magtalas working in New York and Montenegro experiencing highs and lows in his career in the Philippines.
The two struggle to work together when Magtalas returns as a consultant for a hard-pressed magazine published by Montenegro. Montenegro is romantically involved with Belle, a character portrayed by Isabelle Daza, when Magtalas returns to the Philippines.
Recently, “It takes A Man And A Woman” managed to unseat “The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin” as the second-biggest grossing Filipino film after it grossed P345 million at the end of its third week of showing.