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The best of both worlds in ‘Dear Other Self’

Get to know the two kinds of guys you’ll meet from this generation

Marty Hsu
Marty Hsu

5/9/2017 in News
The best of both worlds in ‘Dear Other Self’

It’s considered cheating in almost every culture to get to know two guys at once. In “Dear Other Self”, you will not only be given that opportunity to do that without any guilt, we’re pretty sure you’ll feel good about it too.
Henry and Chris, played by Xian Lim and Joseph Marco respectively, represent the two kinds of guys we meet today.
According to Xian, Henry is the kind of guy who follows his heart and does everything that makes him happy. At the “Dear Other Self” press conference held last Friday, May 5, he shared, “It’s more of the responsibilities. Si Henry kasi takot siya sa responsibilities and all of us, deep inside, lahat kinakatakutan talaga natin ‘yung responsibilities.”
“Dito tinackle ni Henry na when you run away from those responsibilities and you decided to do what you want, you decided to live life to the fullest, and para sa akin ang masasabi ni Henry sa mga makakapanood sa kanya, don’t be scared,” he added.
Through this character, Xian wants to influence people to get up and do what they’ve always wanted to do in life. “Gawin niyo lang kung ano gustong gawin niyo, dahil you only have one life to live and it’s for you and it’s up to you to make the most out of it.”
Meanwhile, there’s Chris, the guy who makes wise decisions and precise plans.  
“Siya ‘yung tipong pinaplano niya ‘yung buhay niya, na parang hindi siya ‘yung ‘come what may.’ Talagang ito ‘yung gusto kong mangyari, magkaroon ng family… very direct to the point siya, which is ako nakaka-relate ako kasi ganoon din ako,” Joseph said about his character.
But before you can call out Joseph for being no fun, he added, “May mga times din na I enjoy, I have fun, pero at the end of the day, ‘yun nga responsibilities first.”
If you feel like you’re more attracted to one of them, “Dear Other Self” will give you a chance to get to know and understand the other more.
You’ll also realize that one kind isn’t really better than the other.  But you’ll always have the choice which one you like more.
The film centers on Becky (Jodi Sta. Maria) who is torn between living a predictable life of responsibility and embarking on a carefree journey of fun and adventure. Unbeknownst to Becky is the possibility that her life could follow different paths depending on how she would respond to a day filled with a series of unfortunate events.
Directed by Veronica Velasco, “Dear Other Self” is coming to cinemas in May 17.