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What made Jennylyn Mercado say ‘yes’ to a Star Cinema movie?

Cathy Garcia Molina, Jennylyn Mercado, and John Lloyd Cruz talk about their working experiences while filming ‘Just the 3 of Us.’

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Gary Ann Lastrilla

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04/27/2016 09:59 AM
What made Jennylyn Mercado say ‘yes’ to a Star Cinema movie?
042716-JenMercado_PUSH.jpgDuring an interview with some members of the press for the upcoming Star Cinema movie Just the 3 of Us, film director Cathy Garcia Molina said that their target release is really this summer, May 4.

Talking about what makes Jennylyn fit for the main role of CJ Manalo, Direk Cathy said, “It was Jennylyn who made the character. Of course, in every script, you have to peg characterization for every role. For every character, there is a parang katumbas na back story but it’s written on paper. The only one that gives life to it is the actress herself with the help of the other members of the cast. It could have been somebody else, it could have been a different CJ Manalo but that CJ Manalo became CJ Manalo because of her. And I am happy, I feel contented with how Jennylyn gave life to that character.”

Sharing that she would laugh while editing the movie because of Jennylyn’s goofy character, she said, “She allowed and she trusted me with that na i-allow ang sarili niyang magmukhang tanga. Bibihirang artista ang pumapayag sa gano’n because we always want to be beautiful, we always want to be nice. (Si) Jen, hindi niya inuna ‘yun. Mas inuna niyang maging artista at mas inuna niyang gustuhing buhayin ‘yung character and for that, I really admire her,” Direk Cathy added. 

Speaking of Jennylyn, the actress admitted she still felt star struck working with leading man John Lloyd Cruz even though they already started shooting. Saying that all of her leading men are different, Jennylyn described John Lloyd, “Wala naman kukwestiyon sa galing nito. Galing na artista talaga ni John Lloyd… Kasi kahit na pag-iinternalize siya, pinapanood ko eh… I feel so blessed and sobrang happy ako na dito ako, binigyan ako ng chance at opportunity na makatrabaho siya.” 

How does John Lloyd resist from falling in love with a leading lady like Jennylyn? John Lloyd told members of the press, “Kaya pa naman kasi trabaho muna di ba… Unang una is the work. ‘Yung opportunity na nagkaroon kami, ako na makatrabaho siya. Sa dami ng pwedeng makatrabaho dito, di ba? Ang laki laki ng network na’to, ang daming artista and ikaw ‘yung nabigyan ng pagkakataon na unang movie niya sa ABS-CBN, kasama ka. Ang laking bagay and most likely, you’re not going to mess it up eh with some personal agenda. Respeto muna.” 

Likewise, Jennylyn was asked if she is willing to do another movie with Star Cinema,  she answered, “Oo naman, kung mayroon pa ulit isa pang pagkakataon.” She was also informed that Kapamilya actor Piolo Pascual asked John Lloyd about how she is as a leading lady. The actress said that she feels flattered.

PUSH.com.ph asked Jennylyn about what made her say “yes” to a Star Cinema project. She the actress answered, “Why not? Minsan minsan lang dumating ‘yung ganitong pagkakataon so might as well grab it and be thankful, di ba?” 

When asked about how she asked the permission to do this movie with her mother network, Jennylyn said, “Sa manager ko na ‘yun. Oo naman (maayos naman).”