An Inconvenient Love: DonBelle Moments

It has been a phenomenal week to celebrate the long-awaited return of Star Cinema to theaters with the premiere of “an inconvenient love” starring Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.

We’re definitely still in a festive mood as we recount all the memorable moments we had with Donny and Belle at the cast’s after party held at IKEA Pasay City, which took place right after the film’s premiere on November 22.

The cast not only conveniently held the party at the Swedish furniture retailer’s largest store, but also enjoyed an evening of tasty eats, including IKEA-exclusive Swedish meatballs and delicious cakes from the store’s Swedish Cafe & Bistro.

An Inconvenient Love: DonBelle Moments

Rise iHub artists and party hosts Mela Habijan and River Joseph kicked off the evening’s festivities by welcoming special guests, celebrities and influencers who graced opening night.

Without giving away spoilers, Shanaia Gomez, Kerwin King, and AC Soriano talked about their memorable experience watching Star Cinema’s comeback movie.

An Inconvenient Love: DonBelle Moments

Mela and River also spoke with Krissy Achino (aka Chino Liu), who played Ben 1, Donny’s plant employee in the film.

Krissy gushed upon seeing herself on the big screen for the first time: “I’m at a loss for words.”

An Inconvenient Love: DonBelle Moments

Esnyr Ranollo, who starred opposite Donny and Belle in the 2021 romantic comedy “love is colorblind”, made a striking entrance to the party with “he is inside her” starring Criza Taa and Ashley del Mundo.

An Inconvenient Love: DonBelle Moments

Moira dela Torre and Zack Tabudlo, whose songs are part of the official soundtrack of “an inconvenient love”, also appeared at the event in all-black ensembles.

An Inconvenient Love: DonBelle Moments

The after party got underway with the arrival of Donny, Belle and director Petersen Vargas.

Heads were turned as Belle dazzled in a fuchsia pantsuit alongside Donny, who looked dapper in a black suit with gold accents.

Dressed in a gray tailored suit, Direk Petersen also celebrated the evening in style.

An Inconvenient Love: DonBelle Moments

To make the celebration even sweeter, Donny raised a toast to the entire production team, his fans and the audience.

“I dedicate this to everyone behind the film and to all of our fans who watched today, and to everyone who is going to see the film. Let it be a success. Cheers!” He said, as everyone raised their glasses.

ABS-CBN Films Head Kriz Gazmen, Creative Director Carmi Raymundo and Screenwriter Daisy Cayanan joined DonBelle and Direk Petersen for the special toast.

An Inconvenient Love: DonBelle Moments

Throughout the rest of the night, Donny and Belle basked in all the joy and gratitude with their respective families and friends from Star Cinema, Rise Artists Studio, and IKEA Philippines.

An Inconvenient Love: DonBelle Moments

Judging by the fun memories created during the after party, we’re sure Donny and Belle’s respective characters in the movie, Manny and Ayef, would have loved to join in on the fun.

With Ayef’s knack for amazing design and Manny’s ability to enliven any space with his love of plants, the convenient after party at IKEA would be the perfect place to meet up, wouldn’t you say? Well, we can definitely imagine! Also, did you know that you can also host your own party at IKEA? Take a look at the store Facebook page for more details.

Learn more about Manny and Ayef by watching “an inconvenient love“, now in theaters nationwide!

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