Kathryn Bernardo prays that her fans will still watch 'Way Back Home' even without Albie Casiño.
Fresh from the success of their primetime teleserye Mara Clara,
Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes are now headlining a movie. The two young actresses star in the new Star Cinema offering entitled Way Back Home
. The film is scheduled for nationwide release on August 17, but as early as now fans of Kathryn and Julia are very much excited to head to the theaters.
But there are also rumors that there are some fans who got very disappointed when it was confirmed Kathryn would be paired with Enrique Gil in the movie rather than her original leading man in Mara Clara
, Albie Casiño.
Albie was originally part of Way Back Home
as Kathryn’s leading man together with the late AJ Perez who was to be paired with Julia. When AJ died, Sam Concepcion was chosen to take over the role. As to why Albie was replaced by Enrique, Star Cinema management explained that they just want to experiment with different combinations for Kathryn and Julia. There was no mention if it had anything to do with controversies hounding Albie at the moment involving now pregnant ex-girlfriend Andi Eigenmann.
During the press conference for Way Back Home,
Kathryn admitted that she felt a bit nervous thinking if fans will still support the movie even with a new leading man. She said, “Ang totoo po kinakabahan din ako, kung susuportahan pa rin ba ako ng
fans kahit wala si
-pray ko pa rin na sana ‘yung mga
fans namin ni
Albie suportahan pa rin kami ni
Enrique kasi ‘yung
love team naman namin ni
Enrique dito sa
movie ibang iba dun sa nakita ng mga tao sa amin ni
Albie sa Mara Clara.
Kathryn lost touch with Albie when Mara Clara
wrapped up, until last July 31 when they ran into each other at the Star Magic Games. “Sobrang na-
miss ko si
Albie kasi siya ‘yung parang kuya na namin. Siya 'yung nagbibigay ng
For Kathryn, doing Way Back Home
could’ve been easier if she had Albie with her. “Siyempre po, si
Albie, gamay na namin kasi po matagal kaming nagsama sa Mara Clara
,” she reasoned.
She further confessed that at first she felt shy towards Enrique, but eventually they easily became good friends and both found it comfortable doing scenes together. “At first po, naiilang po ako kay
Enrique. Pero noong tumagal kasi, dahil sobrang bait naman niya, parang masaya rin talaga na kasama sila ni
Sam. So, kapag nagte-take na
, okay na kami. Sa mga t
akes, ibinigay na namin ang
best namin kasi,
comfortable na kami sa isa't isa.
According to director Jerry Sineneng, Kathryn and Enrique were able to forge a palpable onscreen chemistry in Way Back Home.
“Sobrang kilig silang dalawa. Unang eskena pa lang nila nakitaan ko na agad ng
chemistry. Dun ko nasabi na bagay talaga si
Kathryn and Enrique.”