James Reid said that he is glad to be doing a movie again after starring in the hit Kapamilya teleserye On the Wings of Love. The actor is set to topbill the upcoming movie This Time opposite his girlfriend Nadine Lustre.
“I'm really excited. I mean, I miss doing movies after doing the teleserye. It's good to be doing movies again. It's nice that we work together,” James said in an interview with showbiz site Pep.ph.
The actor said that he is more motivated to work now since he would be able to spend time with Nadine. “It's easier to get up in the morning because, you know, you look forward to go to work. I enjoy it.”
James said that their new movie tackles more about love and relationship on a deeper level. “I guess in this movie, it's more focused on the love side when in a relationship. Unlike the other movies, it's like cat and dog, chasing each other. This one, it really goes deep into the relationship, long distance relationship, and more on trying to find out who they are. I can't say it's more mature, because it's still very light. But it's still very easy to watch.”
Nadine relayed that their new movie is lighter compared to their previous projects together. “Ito po super light siya. Parang 'yong intensity ng mga ginawa namin—mula sa Diary ng Panget, Para sa Hopeless [Romantic], [On the Wings of Love], pataas nang pataas [ang intensity]. Kasi nga summer movie siya kaya gusto namin na parang sobrang light lang siya, cheesy lang.”
When asked if she discovered something new about James while working on the film, Nadine responded, “Nakakatawa po kasi wala. Ilang taon na rin po kasi kaming magkakilala at nakailang out-of-the-country na rin po kami." But she realized, "I guess nalaman ko lang na marunong pala siyang magplantsa."
She also shared that their schedule has been very packed recently because they are promoting their movie. "Actually parati pa rin pong magkasama. Sa shoot lang po nagkakaiba ng schedule. Like lately, kapag wala po ako shoot, nasa promo po ako. Si James, after ng eksena niya, promo din po siya. So, 'yong schedule po namin, sobrang packed po.”
James and Nadine just came off their world tour of the Middle East and Europe. They will resume their tour in other parts of the world in May.