One of the hottest showbiz news last week was the move of veteran actress Bea Alonzo from her home network, ABS-CBN, to GMA– officially making her a Kapuso.
“It is like a dream come true to have one of the best actresses of all time become a Kapuso. We thank her for the trust she placed in us and we can’t wait to work with her,” said Annette Gozon-Valdes, GMA Films President, during the contract signing where top officials of GMA were present both virtually and physically.
According to Bea, the move to the Kapuso network ‘felt right’. “I was offered to do [a] teleserye and offered a network contract by GMA. And at that point, it felt like it was the right thing to do and it came at the right time. And it felt good,” the 33-year-old actress said. (Read: WATCH: Bea Alonzo Reveals How She Lost 15 Pounds in 30 Days)
Bea is a home-grown talent of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic for 19 years before she left for another agency, then moved to GMA this year. She starred in movies that have eventually become cult favorites of Filipinos. To celebrate her two-decade career, My Pope Philippines lists some of her most iconic and loved movies.
Iconic Bea Alonzo Movies: One More Chance
Now, really, is there anyone who doesn’t know who Popoy and Basha are? Or don’t know the iconic line, “She loved me at my worst. You had me at my best, at binalewala mo ang lahat ‘yon… and you chose to break my heart.”
One More Chance, where this heartbreaking line came from, is a 2007 romance-drama movie starring Bea and John Lloyd Cruz. Directed by esteemed director Cathy Garcia-Molina, the movie easily became one of the most unforgettable Tagalog movies of all time.
Iconic Bea Alonzo Movies: Four Sisters and a Wedding
“Kapatid kita Bobbie, kaya mahal na mahal kita, pero alam mo yung totoo, inggit na inggit na ‘ko sa ‘yo. Inggit na inggit ako sa ‘yo, Bobbie.” Sounds familiar? That’s because it came from the 2013 favorite ‘Four Sisters and a Wedding’, with Bea, Angel Locsin, Shaina Magdayao, Enchong Dee, and Toni Gonzaga.
Because of its popularity, scenes from the movie have become the subject of many, many, memes–especially Bea’s “Bakit parang kasalanan ko?” scene. And the line has also been used by many as an expression on social media and in real life.
Iconic Bea Alonzo Movies: A Second Chance
This was the long-awaited sequel to One More Chance! It came eight years after the first movie came out, and boy, did everyone flock to the cinemas to see how Popoy and Basha’s love story plays out.
In fact, it became the sixth highest-grossing locally made Filipino movie of all time! It earned a whopping P566 million worldwide in its fourth week.