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The moment we saw Maymay Entrata’s name highlighted on the poster of Hello, Love, Goodbye, we knew that she was bound to play something important in the story. Although there’s not much we got about her role in detail, StarStudio.ph has all the info you need to know about her participation in the biggest movie of the year!   

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We are as excited as you are, so go ahead and learn more about Maymay Entrata in Hello, Love, Goodbye!

1. She is a cousin to Kathryn Bernardo’s role.

In the most anticipated movie of 2019, Maymay plays the close cousin of Queen of Hearts Kathryn Bernardo’s role Joy. She is a newcomer in Hong Kong, and the latest addition to Joy’s barkada. Maymay plays an important role, as she gives Joy’s cell phone number to Alden Richards’ character Ethan, causing the start of their communication—and yes, the start of all the drama!  

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Maymay admitted on Tonight with Boy Abunda how her friendship with Kathryn grew outside their characters in the movie. She also proudly shared that among the gifts Kathryn gave her was a push-up bra. Remember when Maymay just used to fangirl over Kathryn at the Pinoy Big Brother House? Now, she’s working with her—and they are literally friends!

2. The OFW role is close to her heart.

During the Grand Media Launch of Hello, Love, Goodbye held at the Dolphy Theater, Maymay emotionally talked about her deep connection with OFWs because of her mother who has worked in Japan for almost 28 years.

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Maymay also said that it’s a serious decision to work overseas as it will make you long really hard for your family in the Philippines.

3. Maymay was tense to work with Direk Cathy Garcia-Molina at first.

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In an interview with Push...Now Na, Maymay describes her experience with the blockbuster director Cathy Garcia-Molina: “Noong una, kinakabahan ako kasi si Direk Cathy pero kapag nakikinig ka lang tapos ginagawa mo lang kung anong gusto niya, hindi naman siya magagalit,” she says. “‘Yung discipline ko po as an actress, na-enhance po dahil kay Direk Cathy.”

4. She got lost in Hong Kong.

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Co-stars Joross Gamboa and Jeffrey Tam recorded their operation Saving Maymay where Maymay actually got lost in Hong Kong. According to them, Maymay was trying to look around and feel independent. In the vlog on ABS-CBN Star Cinema Youtube channel, Joross received a call from Maymay calling for help, so he and Jeffrey took the train to fetch her. 

5. Her first sauna bath experience was woah! 

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In Maymay’s interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, she recalled her first time to try the sauna with the female cast Kathryn, Kakai, and Lovely, where they stayed in a heated room only in their underwear (saunas are traditional relaxation areas to stay in in colder countries). During that time, another woman entered the room—fully naked. This shocked Maymay, until she was told that what she saw was normal in Hong Kong.

6. It's her first movie without her 'Dodong'—awww.

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It’s healthy for any onscreen pair to be detached and tried for other projects independently, and so it was for Maymay doing Hello, Love, Goodbye, and Edward Barber doing Hiwaga ng Kambat, One Music PH, and MYX. It was not something that they got used to, so Edward had difficulty without Maymay (and vice versa) during the Hello, Love, Goodbye shooting in Hong Kong. In April 2019, Edward flew all the way from the Philippines to surprise the girl she missed the most.