20 years later, Bea Alonzo, Dennis Trillo reunite  in ‘Love Before Sunrise’

Twenty years since working together at ABS-CBN’s K2BU show, two of the Philippines’ most celebrated stars, Bea Alonzo and Dennis Trillo, are reuniting for a TV series under GMA Network and Viu Philippines.

Their latest collaboration, Love Before Sunrise, promises to be an intricate tale of lost love and missed opportunities that will mine the maturity and skills of the two well-honed artists.

The press conference for Love Before Sunrise was held at Cinema 2 of SM Megamall on a rainy Saturday afternoon, 16 September, graced by key members of the cast including Andrea Torres, Sid Lucero, Ricky Davao, Jackie Lou Blanco, Isay Alvarez, Rodjun Cruz and Matet de Leon.

But all eyes, of course, were on the two lead stars who were back in each other’s company after two decades.

“For me, it feels familiar, but at the same time it feels all new, so it’s a different feeling. But I love this feeling because there’s this level of trust kasi pareho kaming ni-launch sa (because both of us were launched at) Star Circle,” said Alonzo of her co-star.

“I feel na I can trust him and I feel na kahit na magkalayo kami ng matagal na panahon, naging fan niya ako from the sidelines (I feel that I can trust him and I feel that even though we were apart for a long time, I became his fan from the sidelines),” she continued.

The 35-year-old actress added, “I’ve seen him grow as an actor so I just feel lucky and honored working with him on this one.”

Alonzo admitted to feeling a touch of unease on the first day of filming for Love Before Sunrise. “At first, mahirap kasi kailangan ninyo munang makilala ulit ‘yung isa’t isa (At first, it was hard because you had to get to know each other again).”

“But then, we’re professional actors, so we got over that easily. We had to make the scene work,” she added.

Love Before Sunrise will premiere in advance on Viu Philippines starting 23 September, offering 48 hours of exclusive streaming before it officially airs on GMA Telebabad on 25 September.

The series unravels the story of ex-lovers Atom (Dennis) and Stella (Bea) who parted ways upon realizing they had found love at the wrong time. But years later, their paths cross again, and they find themselves regretting the loss of each other while trapped in unhappy marriages.

This reunion drama is helmed by Mark Sicat dela Cruz with associate director Carlo Cannu assisting, and produced by the GMA Entertainment Group.