The “Till I Met You” star talks about shooting his new series in Greece.
Fresh from shooting his new teleserye in Greece, James Reid is back in the country attending his showbiz commitments including his launch as the new FujiFilm brand endorser.
"It feels really great to endorse a product that I use everyday and I’m really happy with them. It’s crazy every day. I have two schedules a day, sometimes three,” he said.
James admitted that he and Till I Met You co-star Nadine Lustre had fun shooting abroad despite a busy working schedule.
"It was amazing. I wish I could go back and next time vacation na. We were working. We had a chance to take photos and sightseeing. My favorite photos in Greece were photos of the sunset in Santorini. It’s something else when the sun set everyone claps,” he said.
Also a first for the 23-year-old actor was being offered a project that is expected to touch on LGBT issues because of one of the central characters. "It was very daring for ABS-CBN to tackle that topic. Actually I feel kind of honored to be one of the actors. The characters it’s really nice how they interact with each other and I’m really happy with the project,” he revealed.
Coming from the success of his last blockbuster series On The Wings of Love, James says he is not pressured that Till I Met You might not measure up. "I’m really excited. I think it’s going to be better than On the Wings of Love so I can’t wait. It’s the story and the characters. They’re so much more deeper, alive, it’s really fun watching the three characters Iris, Basti, and Ali.
“With this one I love the interaction between the three best friends. It’s different. Three characters that you can watch for months. They’re fun. OTWOL started light and then towards the end it got really dramatic. I think this will be quite the same. It’s light at the beginning. My character is very fun,” he explained.
James says that he knows Jadine fans will like the totally new character he will be portraying.
"I’m very confident. But of course On the Wings of Love it’s become like a classic. No one can forget it. Of course we’ve set the bar high for ourselves so there’s a little bit of pressure,” he added.