“I try to be friends with the girl first,” said actor Paulo Avelino to share with show biz secretaries how he would start flirting with someone he is romantically attracted to.
The actor is currently free, but is romantically linked to actress Janine Gutierrez, starring in the ABS-CBN romantic comedy series “Marry Me, Marry You”.
The couple is currently promoting their screen movie, “Ngayon Kaya” by Prime Cruz, which was shot before the release of their digital series.
“When it comes to love or dealing with my crashes, especially when I was younger, my friendship is good. This happened because I was never sure if the girl was also interested in me and if I would have a chance to win her heart or not. “Besides, I never had enough money to spend on a date,” he told reporters during a recent special screening of the film.
“Life is uncertain”
Asked to react to Paulo’s comment, Janine — as if giving Paulo a hint — said that if the current pandemic situation had taught her anything, it was: “Never put off doing something for tomorrow, if you can already do it.” today. . »
The actress stressed: “This is what I have learned from the characters of this film. I like such stories because they make me think about my life. Our collective experience over the last two years has taught me that life is uncertain – this is how it works. “We have to take care of ourselves and those we care about because we do not know what the future holds.”
During the Q&A session of the media special, the duo was asked to describe their current employment relationship. To this, Paulo replied: “We finished work on the film before the pandemic. This film is supposed to be released during the summer edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2020.
“This was our first project. At that time, we did not live in a padlock. They even allowed us to go home after the shooting. When we did “Marry Me, Marry You”, we had no choice but to hang out with each other because we had to stay in a bubble as part of the protocol. We hung out every day, to get to know each other better compared to the time we made the film “.
Janine agreed with Paulo, adding: “Before I did ‘Ngayon Kaya’, I considered Paulo one of my idols. I always wanted to work with him. I have watched many of his films. When I learned that he agreed to participate as one of its producers, I became even more aware of how special the material is.
“I’m just happy that we were able to bring happiness to so many people with our work on ‘Marry Me, Marry You.’ Then things got settled that this would finally be shown in cinemas. “I think it’s exciting because it’s so different from what we’ve shown in the series and people who didn’t get to watch it would really appreciate the film because of the story.”
In “Ngayon Kaya”, Paulo and Janine play Harold and AM college friends, respectively, who meet again years later as guests at a wedding. They remember important points of their friendship and try to understand what happened during the years they were apart, finally admitting how they really feel for each other.
“I really liked the shooting of the film. Everyone was cooperative. We would discuss our lines with Direk Prime and Jen (Chuaunsu, screenwriter). “The environment created by our producer T-Rex Entertainment was so happy and joyful,” Janine recalls.
Being one of the producers made the film very special for Paulo. He explained: “The idea of co-producing [via WASD Films)]in fact he was later raised in film production. Budget is always the problem in most movies. We learned to be content with what we had. This was also not the first film I produced. I was also a co-producer with the TBA of “Dito and Doon,” which also stars Janine and JC Santos. “
Paulo will be working on another project with Janine by the end of the year. “It is a series that will be co-produced by ABS-CBN and a foreign network. “We are not sure yet, but the plan is to shoot abroad,” he said.
As for Janine, she will start shooting for another TV series (“Dirty Linen”), this time opposite Zanjoe Marudo, also for the Kapamilya network. The actress will also be part of an indie film that will be screened in August.
“Ngayon Kaya” premieres in cinemas across the country from June 22. INQ
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