After more than three months of lockdown and community quarantine, Star Magic artists gathered once again to share their experiences, thoughts, activities, and lessons during the quarantine at the virtual “Love From Home Grand Launch” held live on June 20 via Star Magic’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel and cross-posted to ABS-CBN Platforms.
Hosted by Gretchen Fullido, the launch was attended by no less than Jericho Rosales, Maymay Entrata, Donny Pangilinan, Diego Loyzaga, Jake Cuenca, Vina Morales, Maja Salvador and Piolo Pascual, who also gamely opened up about how they came up with their stunning images for the first ever Do-It-Yourself photoshoot titled “Star Magic Love From Home Lockdown Portraits.”
The launch was catapulted to the Twitter trending topics by the special performances of Jed Madela and the sought-after Gold Squad loveteams of Francine Diaz-Kyle Echarri and Andrea Brillantes-Seth Fedelin.
Star Magic Love From Home Lockdown Portraits is a collection of photos of Star Magic artists taken during the quarantine, that show different aspects of love, including self-love, love for the arts, love for family, and love for others. Fans may visit Star Magic’s website (starmagic.abs-cbn.com) to see the full gallery of “Lockdown Portraits.”
The portraits come in three volumes with volumes 1 and 2 to be released on June 24 and 28, respectively. Meanwhile, the third and special volume will be available on July 5, and it will feature exclusive shots of Star Magic’s most sought after love teams.
Apart from giving supporters a chance to know their favorite stars more behind the spotlight., Star Magic Love From Home Lockdown Portraits and other digital events also aim to raise funds for “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig (Isang Daan. Isang Pamilya.),” which encourages Filipinos to donate P100 to ease the hunger of a family during this community quarantine. The ABS-CBN Foundation-led campaign, now on its second phase, aims for the support of 10 million Filipinos in order to serve 200,000 more families, in addition to the 800,000 families that already benefited from it since March.
Following the launch of the three volumes, fans will also be treated to a number of surprises with weekly fan sessions on TV and online where they can have fun and interact with the stars, bringing them closer to their favorite celebrities. These include “Jeepney TV Love Team Bahay” (July 4, 8 PM) with Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Maymay Entratra, Edward Barber, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. Cinema One GCQ: Games with Celebrities on Quarantine” with Gerald Anderson, Jolina Magdangal, Loisa Andalio, Maris Racal, Enchong Dee and Maja Salvador, “(July 18, 5 PM), and “Hotspot: The Love from Home with Kim Chiu and DJ Jhai Ho” (July 25, 8 PM) which can be viewed on Facebook.
The stars’ stories of love will also be featured on a one-hour TV special on Metro Channel that will give sneak peek, behind the scenes footage, and exclusive interviews about their experiences during the quarantine this August.
More details will be available on Star Magic Philippines on Facebook (fb.com/starmagicphils), Twitter (@starmagicphils), and Instagram (@starmagicphils).