By: Mario E. Bautista From: People's Journal
[August 08, 2008]
“Siyempre, nakakailang kasi first time namin to work with each other and we come from rival stations pa,” says John. “Actually, nang mabasa ko pa lang ang lineup ng cast, sabi ko, wow, ako lang ang taga-ABS. Pero okay na rin kasi si Ehra ang kapareha ko at hanep ang kaseksihan niya, di ba?”
As for Ehra, she’s excited to be paired with John. “Wala pa ko sa showbiz, napapanood ko na siya dahil nag-start siya as a child actor, di ba? So more or less, nasubaybayan ko ang career niya. Bilib ako sa kanya kasi hindi lang siya magaling umarte kundi ang husay ring sumayaw kaya nga siya tinawag na Dance Floor Dynamite, di ba?”
So what’s John’s impression of Ehra when they finally got to work together? “After a few scenes pa lang relaxed and comfortable na kami sa isa’t isa. At na-proved kong hindi lang siya sexy kundi magaling pang artista. I enjoyed making ‘Loving You’ with her at sana, masundan pa ito.”
As for Ehra, she not only enjoyed working with John but she was also challenged by her role as Bry, a girl who keeps on falling in love with the wrong guy. “Sa story, ka-live in ko si Eri Neeman, a TV host who’s being introduced here, pero niloloko niya ako. When I catch him in bed with another woman, I had a breakdown and it’s one of my acting highlights in the movie. Si John naman is Axel, a taxi driver na naging friend ko kasi siya ang regular na sumusundo’t naghahatid sa’kin to the call center where I work. And who helps me forget my bad experience with guys.”
“But I do have my own personal problems also,” says John. “After so many years, I finally meet again my long lost father na iniwan kami ng family ko kaya sobrang sama ng loob ko sa kanya. Si Ehra ang tumulong sa akin that I have to learn how to forgive. So, yung aming driver-passenger relationship, nauwi sa romance.”
John and Ehra’s love story is just one of the four endearing love tales in “Loving You” that also features the romances of Polo Ravales and Jean Garcia, Kris Bernal and Aljur Abrenica, and JC De Vera and Yasmien Kurdi. It will have its premiere night on August 17 at SM Megamall and opens nationwide on August 20.