It all started when year-old Athena Dizon unwittingly plays a trick on resident heartthrob and bad boy, Kenji de los Reyes. All of a sudden, she finds herself pretending—unwillingly at that—to be his girlfriend to make his ex jealous. Now, not only does she have to deal with dirty looks from the girls in school who want Kenji for themselves, but her supposed boyfriend is getting on her. 'She’s Dating the Gangster': Evolution to the big screen. Author Bianca Bernardino talks about the experience of seeing her own work, originally a story published on Wattpad, come to life on the.
This causes a scene and a confrontation between Kenji and Kenneth. Kenji asks his son what caused him to feel this way, and he answers that he knows about the other Athena. Disappointed, Kenji says that Kenneth has no ratendate south africa dating site how much he loves him and his mother. The morning after a drinking spree, a hungover Kenneth finds out she dating gangster last part plane that would take his father to Bicol has crashed. He rushes to the airport to see the list of survivors. There, he meets Kelay who also wants to see the list.
It was composed because of emotions. In an interview with Pinay. Avid readers know that the story, which gained popularity on the social media publishing site Wattpad , was turned into a book by Summit Media. Set in the year , the plot revolves around Athena and Kenji. Kenji initially asks Athena to pretend to be his girlfriend to get his ex-girlfriend with the same name jealous. The two don't expect to fall in love, but as they became closer, their love is put to the test.
The Movie Fans of the book are thrilled that the story has been turned into a movie starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. When asked what made her say yes to the movie version, Bianca said it was because of the readers themselves. I thought that maybe it would be nice to see Athena and Kenji on a big screen, that way you won't have to imagine how they look because they will be right in front of you. Bianca Bernardino center with Creative Manager Ms. Carmi Raymundo and writer Yayen Bernardo during the presscon of the movie.
Photo from Instagram Bianca also understood that when she was approached about the idea of turning the book into a film there would be changes. So I understood and asked them if they can keep the important scenes on the book that the readers like. They did. She watches with pity as Kenji gets mugged.
He finds out about his messages for Abi and confronts Athena. To her surprise, he kisses her forcefully and tells her that from then on, she will be his girlfriend as she owes Kenji for causing him to get mugged. Athena has to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to get Abi jealous. At first, Athena refuses and Kenji bullies her. Athena eventually gives in when Kenji attempts to commit suicide by jumping from the school's rooftop if she does not accept.
The next day at school, Athena is treated like a princess with Kenji providing her bodyguards. Jealous, some girls at the school start bullying her. Kenji confronts them and says that no one hurts his girlfriend. Their pretend relationship eventually becomes real and the two confess their love for each other. Kenji takes Athena Dizon to Legazpi to see the Mayon Volcano and promises that someday they will get married in that place with the volcano as their witness.
When they come back to Manila, however, Kenji begins to absent himself from class. Athena then gets an invite from young Lucas to go see Kenji who is in the hospital. Worried, Athena hurries and finds Abi lying in the hospital bed. Abi has stage three gastric cancer and was the reason why she broke up with Kenji. Wanting Abi to be happy and live longer, Athena breaks up with him. Kenji and Abi get married and Abi gives birth to Kenneth. Back then 20 years later while searching for Kenji in Legazpi, Kenneth receives a call from present day Lucas and he helps in looking for Kenji.
Kelay and Kenneth part ways with Kenneth promising that Athena and Kenji would meet once he finds him. Kenneth finds the hospital where Kenji is confined and reads his letter to him. In the letter, Kenji tells him that he was on his way to Legazpi to say goodbye to his memories with Athena and apologizes for making Kenneth feel that way.
When Kenji wakes up, the two hug and reconcile. Athena tells Kenji about her disease for the first time and tells him that his love kept her alive through those years. She says she is happy for Kenji and dies in his arms. Kelay wakes up to a phone call telling her that a flight has gone missing again and Kenneth was on that flight.
When she goes to look for him she makes a scene again, telling the media her 'boyfriend' is missing.