On Aquino and Abunda Tonight, Para sa Hopeless Romantic star James Reid said it’s not impossible to fall in love with a woman twice his age. James said he believes that, “you don’t choose who you fall in love with.” But given a choice, he said he still prefers a woman his own age.
Earlier in the show, host Kris Aquino said that, “Kung para dito (James Reid) papayag din akong maging JLo.” This was in reference to Jennifer Lopez’s 2015 movie Boy Next Door, where JLo’s character fell in love with a younger man. However, Kris took back what she said when she learned that James just turned 22 years old.
James plays the character of Nico in Para sa Hopeless Romantic. James also said of his onscreen kiss with his love team partner and close friend Nadine Lustre, “it’s very spontaneous.”
Asked if, like Nadine, he would want her not to be in a relationship for now, James answered yes. “Siguro yun din ang sasabihin ko sa kanya.” He added, “pero alam ko she doesn’t want a boyfriend for now.” James explained that they are both focused on their careers. James elaborated and shared that when he came out of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash 2010, he fell in love and “I was more focused on my love because I was so in love.” Asked if he means he neglected work because of that love, James admitted, “kind of.”
James said there are different kinds inspiration and right now his is his “family, especially my dad.”
James also said he had nothing to wish for for his 22nd birthday because “masaya na ako.” If anything, James said he wants to maintain that happiness because “I’m so happy right now e.”