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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 12, 2015

James Reid & Nadine Lustre On Working With Their Rival Kathniel Love Team

IT’S NOT SURPRISING for the JaDine love team to feel pressure these days. After all, their third movie together, “Para sa Hopeless Romantic”, is opening in theatres nationwide today. “Sabi nila, good things come in three’s so, siguro naman, magiging big hit ding itong ‘Hopeless Romantic’ like our first two movies before, ‘Diary ng Panget’ and ‘Talk Back and You’re Dead’,” says James.

What’s the difference of ‘Hopeless Romantic’ from their first two movies? “This one is not just romantic-comedy. Direk Andoy Ranay required more serious acting from us kasi marami itong dramatic scenes. So we have to go out of our comfort zones kasi mas sanay na kami pareho sa rom-com. But now, pinagdrama kami kaya mas mahirap ang ginawa namin dito. We’re confident naman na we’ll pass the test with flying colours.”

Now that they’re also doing a teleserye on ABS-CBN, “On the Wings of Love”, it’s expected that their rivalry with the love team of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo will become more intense. What can they say about this?

“Actually, sa amin, we don’t want to compete with any one,” says Nadine. “But it’s the fans who are very aggressive in fighting for the team they admire so I guess hindi maiiwasan yan. Kahit sabihin naming wag kayo makipag-away, masama yan, hindi naman sila makikinig at maniniwala.”

Would they be willing to work with Kathniel love team? “Of course naman. No doubt namang mas established na sila than us. But we’re more mature than them in terms of age. We can also do more edgy roles.”

James says he has seen Kathniel in “ASAP” several times and he even goes up to them to say ‘Hi’ and they’re all okay. “So sa amin, wala talagang problema, walang competition. We’re really just enjoying what we’re doing and I guess we’re just all happy that we’re blessed dahil parehong maraming fans ang love teams namin.”

Since they’re not really on with each other, what will their reaction be in case one of them gets steady with somebody else? “No problem with me,” says James. “I don’t think it will affect our love team coz our fans know naman na hindi talaga kami.”

“As for me, sana huwag muna,” says Nadine. “May konting selos akong nararamdaman. Mas okay sana kung hindi muna siya mag-girl friend ng iba. Para hindi rin magselos ang fans ng love team namin.”