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Joem Bascon talks about working with the Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco

Joem Bascon admires the reel and real life chemistry between his 'The Adventures of Pureza' co-stars Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

6/8/2011 8:17 AM
Joem Bascon talks about working with the Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco


060811-joem_main.jpgIn spite of his recent win as Gawad Urian’s Best Supporting Actor for 2011, Joem Bascon refused to feel pressured to acquire meatier roles for his next acting project. As it is, he’s the type of actor who’s challenged to deliver his best no matter how small or big the project is. “May mga nagtatanong nga sa akin na ngayong Urian awardee ka na, anong next? Kumbaga dapat daw level up na yung susunod kong roles. Pero sa akin, ang paninindigan ko, hindi ko siya iisipin. Mas importante sa akin kung paano ko mabibigyang buhay ang isang character, kung paano maipapakita sa tao yung message na gustong ipakita ng isang storya. Yun lang iniisip ko para yung pressure wala masyado sa akin,” said Joem in a recent interview with Push.com.ph.

As a matter of fact, he has no problem playing second lead to showbiz newbies Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco in their upcoming movie, The Adventures of Pureza: The Queen of The Riles, under Star Cinema. “Hindi naman sila baguhan. Pero kasi sa artista, hindi mo naman matatanggal yung kaba kapag gumagawa ka ng bagong movie. Beterano ka man o baguhang artista, nandun yung kaba na sana magawa mo ng maayos yung trabaho mo. Siyempre ang iisipin mo yung flow ng story, yung mabigyan ang audience ng magandang pelikula or show. Pero ngayon masaya kami. Matagal na rin kaming nagshu-shooting, madaming beses na kaming nakapag-bonding so happy na lahat, mas natural na yung kilos namin sa set.”

When asked about his impression of the reel and real life couple, Joem shared that he instantly recognized the chemistry between the two and what made them a huge hit with the public. “Sobrang nakakatawa si Melai. Minsan sobrang bilis niya magsalita, kahit nagta-Tagalog siya hindi mo siya maiintindihan, pero matatawa ka na lang sa kanya. Mapapa-agree ka na lang sa sinasabi niya kahit hindi mo talaga naintindihan. Si Jason naman parang si Robin Padilla, pero nakakatuwa yung pagkaangas niya. Ganon yung dating niya eh. Lalo na kapag magkasama sila ni Melai, kapag nagkukulitan sila, Diyos ko, magkakapikunan ’yan pero tatawa sila ng tatawa.”

So it’s safe to say that he’s still ready to do whatever project that comes his way? “Yes, ganon pa rin naman. Sabi ko nga sa Star Magic handler ko, kahit anong role, kahit off-beat role, game pa rin ako, kasi love ko talagang umarte.”