- Actor Aga Muhlach’s confession of feelings to his former onscreen partner Lea Salonga goes viral
- A Twitter user shared a copy of Love Letter To Lea and it has been touching so many hearts online since then
- It took 21 years before Muhlach was able to confess his love to Salonga
“Lea is the one that got away. And she never knew.”
This was how actor Aga Muhlach began to confess his feelings to his former onscreen partner Lea Salonga. On Twitter, @ariellasandraaa shared a copy of Muhlach’s letter to Salonga, which was titled “Love Letter To Lea”.
The love letter wherein Muhlach confessed his past feelings to Salonga — finally, after 21 years — was in her 2013 self-titled book “Lea Salonga Playlist: A Celebration of 35 years”. The letter has been touching a lot of hearts since it was posted online.
“Lea was the one that got away. And she never knew. She never knew how she saved me. It was 1992 and I was at the very bottom of the industry. Walang-wala ako noon. Wala akong pera, wala akong career, but with Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal, I made my comeback. It was the right movie with the right girl at the right time. Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal resurrected my career,” Muhlach recalled.
He also made references to her characters in the movies Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal and Sana Maulit Muli to explain why he failed to confess his feelings for her two decades ago.
“She never knew how much I loved her. It was a lifetime ago, I was a young man on fire with passion, as all young men of a certain age are. I wooed fair ladies, and dreamed of shaping the world. And, to me, Lea was Sandy — ethereal, aloof, unattainable; my heart’s very desire. Lea was Agnes — vulnerable yet remote, kind yet callous, constantly engaged in a battle of wills. And I loved Agnes and Sandy and Lea in equal measure,” he continued.
But even if they did not end up with each other, Muhlach and Salonga still got their happy ending — as friends. Now, happy with their respective spouses, he said he is very thankful for his friendship with Salonga.
To read the whole love letter, check @ariellasandraaa’s post.
Here’s the copy of the whole love letter. ?? pic.twitter.com/kONdjQD9Mz
— Ariella Sandra (@ariellasandraaa) June 25, 2017
Throwback. Watch Aga Muhlach and Lea Salonga’s sweet moments as she sings Sana Maulit Muli beside him: