Written and photographed
By Jude Bautista
Coco Martin, Alex De Rossi and Irma Adlawan’s popularity were shown when thousands of fans showed up at the “Sta. Niña” Premiere last July 24, 2012. Martin’s acting skills have been known and awarded since starring in Brillante Mendoza’s “Kinatay” some years back. What was touching was how he made sure to be there for co-star Anita Linda. He was there making sure she got on stage and even after the screening, he helped her through the crowds. He volunteered his own vehicle to take her to the after party in Sofitel.
“Sta. Niña” has that rare combination of being critically acclaimed while having commercial success. Even then Coco never loses sight of what’s important and is there for his cast mates, crew and fans. The crowd was so big that Coco and cast mates had to take the back exit to escape the throngs.