• Home
  • Fresh Scoops
  • ‘Love At First Stream’ actress Kaori Oinuma talks about how important her first MMFF film is to her career.

Kaori Oinuma on new love team partner Jeremiah Lisbo: ‘Meron ng nabuong friendship sa amin’

‘Love At First Stream’ actress Kaori Oinuma talks about how important her first MMFF film is to her career.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

FRESH SCOOPS

12/18/2021 09:47 AM
Kaori Oinuma on new love team partner Jeremiah Lisbo: ‘Meron ng nabuong friendship sa amin’
Photo credit: @kaori_oinuma and @jeremiahlisbo Instagram

Earlier this year when she got cast to play one of the four lead roles in Star Cinema’s Metro Manila Film Festival entry Love At First Stream, actress Kaori Oinuma said it was the biggest break in her acting career since joining showbiz three years ago.

“Sobrang laking bagay nito sa akin. Bilang sa panahon ng pandemic hindi naman lahat nagkakaroon ng ganitong opportunity. Sobrang grateful at blessed ako na meron akong ganitong management na ipinagkatiwala nila sa amin itong proyektong ito. Hindi ko rin alam kung bakit kami yung nandirito ngayon pero sana yung mga manunuod sa amin bigyan niyo kami ng chance na mapakita sa kanila kung gaano kaganda itong proyektong ginawa namin, Sobrang grateful and blessed ako na meron akong ganito at nakabuo ako ng bagong pamilya,” she shared during the Love At First Stream mediacon. 

READ: Meet the two new love teams in ‘Love at First Stream’


In the film, Kaori plays the role of girl-next-door Megumi. She is also paired with new love team partner Jeremiah Lisbo after Rhys Miguel had to bow out of the project earlier this year for personal reasons.

“Ako dito yung loyal and supportive friend and cousin ni Vilma (played by Daniela Stranner). Siyempre bilang friend and bilang pinsan gagawin ko yung lahat para sa kanya para matupad din niya yung pangarap niya. Dito naman yung pag-build up ng chemistry namin ni Miah siguro nakatulong din si direk Cathy (Garcia-Molina) sa amin. May magic si direk eh. Si Miah kasi matagal na kaming magkakilala and magka-Rise Artists Studio din kami. Meron ng nabuong friendship sa amin so siguro nung nasa set kami mas na-build up siguro lalo,” she admitted. 

READ: Kaori Oinuma reveals her ‘pa-cute’ moves with Rhys Miguel: ‘Effective naman pala’

The Fil-Japanese actress also shared her most memorable moments on and off camera with veteran director Cathy Garcia-Molina.

“Nakakatakot sa umpisa pero before ako pumasok sa set nanuod ako ng mga interviews ni direk. Sabi ko, ‘Bakit napakakalog ni direk?’ Parang ibang iba sa naririnig ko na nakakatakot siya, terror, ganyan. Pero pagdating sa set, nakakatakot nga talaga siya. Pero habang tumatagal, pag halimbawa off the set, napakakalog ni direk. Sobrang barkada kami. Na hanggang ngayon barkada, tawanan, nag-she-share si direk sa amin, ganyan. Parang nawawala yung takot namin sa kanya. Pero pagdating sa set, siyempre ibang direk na yun, ibang direk Cathy na yun. So work is work. Pero off the set naman lahat bonding talaga

“Si direk Cathy all around eh. Siya yung nag-di-direct, minsan siya yung nag-e-AD (assistant director), siya yung nag-aayos ng buhok namin, siya yung nag-me-makeup, lahat halos si direk Cathy gumagawa. Pag nasa set na, pag di niya bet yung buhok sasabihin niya,’Ba’t ganyan buhok mo? Basahin mo nga ng konti ang daming tutyang. Flat! Flat yung buhok akin na yung suklay.’ Siya na lahat. All around si direk grabe.  Siya yung nanay namin dun, katawanan, barkada,” she revealed.

LOOK: Kaori Oinuma celebrates birthday with Rhys Miguel

Although she admitted there is pressure on them to deliver for Star Cinema, Kaori said her co-actors and production team gave her the confidence and support to do her best.

“May pressure lalo na ako na-pe-pressure din naman ako. Kasama ko mga kapatid ko dito, si direk Cathy, and parang pag-iisipin mo na makakapagpasaya ka ng mga tao ngayong Pasko, parang mas gumagaan yung pakiramdam ko and excited din ako para dito,” she admitted.

During the Love At First Stream mediacon, Kaori also shared why she prefers live streaming over vlogging. “Bilang hindi naman ako madaldal, nahihirapan ako pag wala akong ka-vlog. So pag streaming kasi nababasa ko naman yung comments ng mga viewers at supporters mo so mas madali makipag-interact sa kanila. And parang mas alam mo yung sasabihin mo kasi minsan nagtatanong sila, may gusto silang malaman and madali nilang masabi kung ano yung i-si-share mo,” she added. 

Featuring an original soundtrack from P-pop supergroup SB19 titled “No Stopping You,” the Star Cinema and Kumu co-production Love At First Stream will premiere on December 25, Saturday, along with other  MMFF entries this year. Starring Daniela Stranner, Kaori Oinuma, Anthony Jennings, Jeremiah Lisbo, Agot Isidro, Pinky Amador. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.