KATHRYN Bernardo has mixed emotions about their hit action-fantasy, “La Luna Sangre”, as it ends next Friday, to be replaced by “Bagani” by the LizQuen loveteam. “Ang dami kong ginawang firsts sa show na ito kaya it’ll be very memorable for me,” says Kathryn. “Remember that when the series started, I was playing two different characters, Miyo and Toni. At 'yung si Mio, lalake, so first time ko to play a man kaya binago ko hitsura ko pati moves ko. First time ko ring mag-action nang todo-todo and I’d really like to thank Daniel dahil inalalayan niya ako talaga sa fight scenes ko at sa stunts ko. Hindi biro 'yung role ko as Malia dahil nahirapan talaga ako. At dahil halos isang taon kaming nagte-taping almost everyday, may nabuo kaming pamilya sa set kaya nagse-separation anxiety rin ako now as the show is about to end.”
What are the good qualities of Malia that she imbibed and would like to retain in herself even after the show is over?
“Una sa lahat, 'yung power of love. Ang pagmamahal, 'yan pa rin ang pinakamakapangyarihan sa lahat. Ang dami naming pinagdaanan dito ni Daniel as Tristan and Malia, but at the end of the day, we show na kahit gaano kasama ang isang tao, you can change him through love. Hindi madali ang naging journey namin but the important thing is hawak kamay pa rin kami para malampasan lahat ng mga pagsubok and I can apply that in real life.”
Recently, TV host Robi Domingo was bashed by KathNiel fans for teasing Daniel and Liza Soberano at the ASAP backstage. What can she say this?
“For me, walang problema,” she says. “Hindi issue at all. Tumawag si Robi, nag-sorry pa. Kilala ko siya, I’m sure wala siyang masamang intention. Na-misinterpret lang siya ng ibang tao. So tigilan na nila ang pamba-bash sa kanya kasi okay kaming dalawa.”
So what’s in store for the KathNiel loveteam now that “La Luna Sangre” is ending? “We have a show abroad, U.S. tour in March, then pagbalik namin sa April, we’ll start shooting a new movie under Direk Cathy Molina. So abangan nyo 'yun. As of now, we just want to thank all the viewers who supported ‘LaLuna Sangre’ at huwag kayong bibitaw dahil marami pang pasabog sa last few episodes.”
VIVA LAUNCHES FIVE GOOD-LOOKING GUYS IN NEW MOVIE
VIVA Films is introducing a new set of potential matinee idols called the FBois to star in their new youth oriented flick, “Squad Goals”, directed by Mark Meily as their summer offering. There are five of them: Julian Trono (who’s paired with Ella Cruz), Andrew Muhlach (half brother of Aga), Jack Reid (brother of James), Vitto Marquez (son of Joey and Alma Moreno) and Daniel Huschka (half German, half Pinoy). Discovering new stars is important since the lifeblood of showbusiness is in continually discovering new screen idols for the public to worship and admire.
Their leading ladies are Ella Cruz for Julian, Samantha Capulong for Andrew, Aubrey Caraan for Daniel, Victoria Pilapil (said to be the granddaughter of Pilar) and Harlene Ocampo for Jack. They will be supported in their launching movie by Patricia Javier, Yayo Aguila, Irma Adlawan, Christopher Roxas, Dennis Padilla, DJ Durano and Giselle Sanchez.
How did the project come up? “Two years nang dine-develop ang project na ito with the late scriptwriter Jake Tordesillas,” says Direk Mark. “We felt it’s about time we have a new version of Viva’s 1984 blockbuster, ‘Bagets’ for today’s millennials. Wala pa yung cast at di mabuo yung story. Finally, nabuo 'yung cast at nabuo rin ang script. This is about college life, a coming of age movie that will make us feel nostalgic about growing up.”
How did they choose the five boys? “Maraming pinagpilian and they’re the final choices. It took about a year to prepare them. Matindi ang ginawa naming paghahanda before the actual shoot. They had to undergo a camp-workshop for them to bond and get to know each other better since this is a movie about a barkada. Marami silang ginawang group dynamics exercises para mas gumanda ang chemistry nila on screen. They’re all very talented, may kanya-kanya silang skills when it comes to their performances. May magaling kumanta, sumayaw, mag-host, mag-comedy, mag-drama. All in, all total package sila.”
Next time, we will tell you more about the individual backgrounds and talents of the five boys.