KATHRYN Bernardo says the loyal fans of her KathNiel loveteam with Daniel Padilla will see a different Kathryn and Daniel in their new movie, “Barcelona: A Love Untold” that opens on September 14, as directed by Olivia Lamasan. “We’re playing more mature roles here, hindi na pa-cute, hindi na teenybopper roles like we did before in ‘Must Be Love’ and ‘She’s Dating the Gangster’,” she says. “This is just to be expected kasi nga hindi na rin kami teenagers ni Daniel, so kailangang lumevel up na kami because even our fans, mas mature na rin. I’m sure mapapansin nila ang pagkakaiba when they watch the movie.”
Someone says Kathryn’s competence as a drama actress is very evident in many scenes in the film. Even Daniel is said to have been amazed by her transformation and her acting prowess as a young woman who goes to Spain to rise from her failures and meets Daniel as Ely, a guy who’s heartbroken after his sweetheart, Celine, a lookalike of Kathryn, dumped him.
So what’s the real score between them at this stage? “Exclusive na kami. Wala nang puwedeng dumagdag na isa pa doon. We enjoy each other’s company every day,” Daniel declares.
Daniel says their love team was formed five years ago. “Noong first year, getting to know each other pa lang kami,” he adds. “Then sa second year, we get to know our differences and it’s up to each of us to accept it or magka-clash kami. Since then, we’ve learned na tanggapin kung ano talaga ang isa’t isa. So now, mas kilala na namin ang bawat isa. May dumating mang problema, we talk about it, pero basta kaming dalawa, okay kami. Mas matatag na 'yung pundasyon namin and at this point, masaya kami, okay kami, okay lahat.”
So how is it shooting their new film in Barcelona? “Three weeks kami run,” says Kathryn. “Puro trabaho to maximize our time there. Hindi madali. Nakakapagod, but it’s all worth it. Ang ganda ng lugar, masaya kaming lahat with Direk Olive Lamasan. Nag-bonding kami. Pati 'yung mga Pinoy na nakatira roon, tinulungan kami. We can say this is a very special project at napamahal sa’min pati 'yung characters na ginagampanan namin.”
And yes, they finally have a real kissing scene, not “daya” like before. “Ayokong magsalita about it. Baka masyadong mag-expect ang fans namin. Basta panoorin na lang nila ang movie when it opens on September 14. I guarantee, matutuwa sila, masisiyahan sila.”
Supporting them in the movie are Aiko Melendez, Joshua Garcia, Joey Marquez, Anna Capri, Ricky Davao, Cris Villanueva and Liza Dino.
RITA DOESN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT TIFF WITH DONITA AGAIN
RITA Daniela is better known as a contravida in the various soaps she did. But she actually started as a singer when she was still Rita de Guzman, which is why she’s happy that she is included in “Superstar Duets” where she gets to sing again.
“First love ko talaga ang singing kahit noong umaarte pa ako sa soaps,” she says. “So dito sa ‘Superstar Duets’, I’m glad magagawa ko uli something I really enjoy and love doing, ang pagkanta.”
Her last soap was “Let the Love Begin”, where she had a tiff with co-star Donita Rose. “We had a problem sa communication. Naayos na naman so as much as possible, I don’t want to talk about it anymore kasi matagal nang tapos, e.”
What can she say about her competitors in “Superstar Duets” like Joross Gamboa, Pecto, Divine Aucina, Denise Barbacena, Osang, Jerald Napoles and Nar Cabico?
“I think what we’ll have is a friendly competition. Kasi masaya kaming lahat lagi sa taping, along with our host, Jennylyn Mercado, and also the judges na sina Allan K, Christian Bautista and Aicelle Santos. Hindi lang kasi ito puro kantahan kundi may comedy rin, so entertaining talaga. I think viewers will have a good time watching it.”
“Superstar Duets” will replace “Lip Sync Battle” and start airing this Saturday on GMA7 after “Magpakailanman”. Directed by Bert de Leon, it’s an original concept and not a show franchised from a foreign company.
JUANCHO FINALLY KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS IN LIFE
JUANCHO Trivino is thankful that his playing the lead role of Elfino in “Magkaibang Mundo” gave viewers the chance to get to know him more as an actor. “Dahil dito, mas nakikilala na ako in public,” he says. “Alam nilang ako si Inoy in 'Magkaibang Mundo' at tinutulungan ko si Louise de los Reyes as Pepay.
Playing the lead role in this show made me realize that this is really what I want to do: to act. I think I am now ready to do more challenging projects in the future. Dati kasi, mas hilig kong mag-basketball. But now, mas enjoy na ako sa acting. Hindi ko na nga naituloy-tuloy ang business management studies ko sa La Salle. Pero one of these days, babalikan ko 'yun. Kasi 30 units na lang ang kulang ko at degree holder na ako.”
This week in “Magkaibang Mundo”, Juancho as Inoy gets closer to Louise de los Reyes as Pepay, but Dion Ignacio as Jeffrey continues to hound them and won’t give them peace as he’s obsessed with Louise. He points a gun at Juancho but he turns into a dwarf before Dion can shoot him. Assunta de Rossi as Amanda finds an ally in Manang Biring, who testifies in court that it’s really Gina Alajar as Noreen who masterminded all the crimes that Assunta is accused of. Assunta regains her freedom, but Gina manages to escape before she gets arrested. She vows to get back and Assunta and Louise. Ana Capri as Barang also hounds Juancho and has put a curse on him that puts his life in great danger.