Because Janine Gutierrez and Lauren Young are together for the first time in a show (GMA’s “Legally Blind”) it is expected that their “common denominator” will be an issue; they are both ex-girlfriends of Elmo Magalona.
“Actually ako po, sa totoo lang, alam ko talaga na magaling na magaling na artista si Lauren kasi napapanood ko talaga siya dati. Kasi nagka-show siya with my mom, the show of Kris Bernal [Hiram Na Alaala noong 2014].
“Alam ko talaga na magaling talaga si Lauren dati pa. So nung sinabi sa akin na magkaka-work kami, ako, ‘Game!’
“At actually siguro mas makakatulong nga kung hindi kami magkasundo or medyo awkward kami kasi ganun yung role namin.
“Pero unfortunately magkasundo po pala kami, sa totoong buhay,” Janine said with a laugh. “At medyo pareho pala talaga kami ng mga hilig.
“It would have helped talaga kung hindi kami magkasundo pero we get along and I’m glad na we’re working together kasi kahit sa mga eksena pag kailangan kong medyo ng mas hugot or tulong, pag kinakausap ko si Lauren, nakakatulong talaga.
“So I’m happy na magkapatid kami dito,” the Kapuso actress further explained.
Janine never had second thoughts when she learned that Lauren will be her co-star in “Legally Blind”.
“Hindi, hindi. I actually really wanted to work with her kasi sa tingin ko makakatulong.”
Did they clear the air between them, so to speak?
“Wala namang kalinawan na kailangang maganap, actually,” Janine said with a smile.
How did she approach Lauren to break the ice?
“Basta sinabi ko lang na, I hope na walang awkwardness, at sincere ako na excited akong makatrabaho siya, ganun.
“Parang mabilisan lang na klaro na wala namang isyu.”
They play sisters in “Legally Blind”: Janine is Grace Evangelista, Lauren is Charie.
There was never an awkward moment between them and they never talk about Elmo.
Yes, they both have moved on.
“Naman! Dyusko, opo,” and Janine laughed. “Matagal-tagal na din.”
Lauren has a non-showbiz BF while Janine is still loveless by choice.
“Ayoko po talagang mag-boyfriend muna.
“Sabi ko one year, huwag muna ayoko talaga.”
Her time and focus is on her career.
“Opo, para buo talaga ang loob ko dito sa ‘Legally Blind’. Mahirap na isabay.”
Also in ‘Legally Blind’ are Ms. Chanda Romero (as Marissa Evangelista), Therese Malvar (as Nina Evangelista), Mikael Daez (Janine’s leading man as Edward Villareal), Marc Abaya (as William Villareal), Rodjun Cruz (as Joel Apostol), Lucho Ayala (as John Castillo), Ashley Rivera (as Diana Perez), and Camille Torres (as Elizabeth Guevarra).
‘Legally Blind’ is under the direction of Ricky Davao.
The family of Benjamin Alves in Guam is updated about the ongoings in the personal life of the Kapuso hunk.
Even Benjamin’s uncle Piolo Pascual is aware about the situation between Benjamin and Julie Anne San Jose although Benjamin is still trying to find the time to introduce Julie Anne to Piolo.
“Busy naman si Kuya PJ [Piolo], pero up-to-date naman po ang buong pamilya ko.
“Basta po hindi naman nawawala ang communication namin ni Kuya PJ.”
Does Piolo know that Julie Anne is Benjamin’s girlfriend?
“Girlfriend,” and Benjamin laughed as if trying to grasp the idea.
Doesn’t he like labelling their relationship?
“Hindi naman po sa ayaw pero hindi naman kailangang magmadali.”
They’ve been very close since May of last year; how come they won’t admit anything?
“Kami naman po wala namang rush… also that time hindi naman constant ang communication namin, hindi tulad ngayon na almost everyday po kami nagkikita.”
They are co-stars in the GMA drama series “Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa”.
“Sabi nga po nila kailangan makilala mo po yung tao mabuti at makikilala mo lang siya pag everyday na kayo nagkikita, kung papaano ba siya pag pagod na or puyat na.”
They never admitted any relationship… yet.
“Basta po kung ano po… si Julie po, siya lang naman po yung focus ko ngayon, and yung show namin,” Benjamin said.
Do they have a mutual understanding?
But it is clear, Julie Anne is not yet his girlfriend?
And Benjamin is not Julie Anne’s boyfriend…
“Wala pa po tayo sa ganung labelling at para po sa aming dalawa parang… hindi naman po sa pagiging modern ‘coz I think we’re still very traditional kaya nga po sa bahay po ako dumadalaw and things like that.
“Hindi naman po parang dahil wala kaming label na pagala-gala po kami, hindi naman po kami ganun, parang I don’t want people to think na we’re liberated in that sense pero siya lang naman po talaga ang dinadalaw ko sa bahay, siya lang po yung kausap ko.
“Basta po ang importante, yung meron po kaming ganung commitment.”
Former sultry singer-turned-wellness and beauty guru Selina Sevilla is ecstatic because her very own Selina Beauty & Wellness (Powered by ML Calayan) will soon open in Cebu.
Opening this March, this is indeed another step forward for Selina to cement her stature in the field of beauty and wellness.
It has been her dream and goal to use her own name in expounding her knowledge and services to the people through wellness and beauty especially in Cebu and to step out of the shadows of the Calayans, although it cannot be avoided since she is the better half of Lalen Calayan.
And very soon, Selina’s Castle will complete construction wherein all the necessities needed to pamper the body, mind and soul towards health and beauty can be found.
And because Selina and Lalen are working hand-in-hand (and heart-to-heart) anything is possible.