Jill Yulo says co-star John James definitely made a strong first impression on her.
Currently playing the role of Cristine Reyes’s younger sister in the Kapamilya afternoon drama series Reputasyon
, Jill Yulo is again making her presence felt as the outspoken and independent Nina Delos Santos. Not far from her real life personality, Jill said she tries to give her best in every role she is given. The 21-year-old mestiza was last seen in the 2007 teleserye Maria Flordeluna
“Lahat ginagawa ko ngayon para maging
okay. Kung mapansin ako,
okay. Kung hindi naman
, well that means I better try harder, ‘di ba? Ang problema dun nasa akin, hindi sa kanila. Kasi mapapansin ka naman nila kung
okay eh. Pero
for now, lahat naman ng
best ko binigay ko
,” she shared with Push.com.ph
, Jill gets paired up with model-turned-actor John James Uy, whom she just met at Reptuasyon
presscon last July 12 at the ABS-CBN compound. Jill said her first impression of John James was a positive one. “Ay naku ang
! In fairness talaga, ang
cute niya. Doon lang talaga kami nag
-meet. Tapos ang bait niya, hindi siya yung tipong ma-u-
uncomfortable ka sa kanya kesyo
English-speaking siya. Siya pa nga unang lumapit at nagpakilala nung nagkita na kami. Nahiya naman ako,
” she recalled.
Jill who admitted she was not the first choice for her character, said she had no problem filling in for the other actress who did not end up continuing with the project. Jill said she considers it a blessing she still ended up with the role. She was equally happy to find out that she would be paired up with someone like John James. “Lately ko na rin nalaman na siya yung katambal ko kasi wala ako sa
. As in hindi talaga ako dapat kasali dito, ibang artista dapat. Pero siguro
God’s gift ito, binigay sa akin ito
for some reason. Ewan ko kung anong nangyari. Wala naman akong arte dun eh, para sa akin
, opportunity ito. Basta trabaho, walang arte dapat. Magtrabaho lang
,” she told Push.com.ph.
The B.S Psychology graduate, who initially started out in showbiz via Star Magic, said she decided to leave showbiz for a few years to concentrate on finishing her course at the Wesleyan College of Manila. “Nag
. After ko mag
-school, nagtrabaho ako tapos napadpad pa rin ako dito ulit sa
showbiz. Ang naramdaman ko kung bumalik ako dito
is siguro nga para sa akin ito, bat ba ako nag-dalawang isip?
I graduated in 2009 and para sa akin, ang laking
achievement na yun.
So masarap sa pakiramdam at saka kaya ko kinuha yun kasi
Med course siya. Kasi
anytime na tumanda ako, hindi na ako
fit dito sa
showbiz, puwede ako mag-
medicine. Pinaikot ko talaga
in a good way yung buhay ko. Laging may
second option, laging may ganun talaga
,” she explained.