Janine Gutierrez said that she makes sure to read each and every review that comes out about her film Dito at Doon.
“Sobrang na-appreciate ko lahat ng reviews kasi the fact that you took the time to share your thoughts about the film, sobrang nagpapasalamat kami dun. Ang daming magagandang review and each review talagang sobrang pinag-uusapan namin sa Viber group namin. Pino-post namin lahat. Lalo na pag maganda and sobrang grateful. Lahat yan naka-save sa phone ko,” she said during the Dito at Doon thanksgiving presscon.
Unlike regular rom-coms, Janine said the TBA Studios film, which was shot during the pandemic, helped give hope to a lot of people in the industry.
“For me it means talaga hope. Ang dami sa kasi sa ating nangamba. I know hindi lang mga artista pati sa mga director, nung 2020 parang lahat tayo nangamba kung saan ba tayo lulugar, san ba lulugar yung trabaho natin sa gitna ng isang pandemya. And for TBA to risk and to take this chance na talagang mag-produce pa rin ng pelikula despite the situation, it’s hopeful for me na patuloy ang trabaho. Meron pa ring gustong manuod ng pelikula. Kaya naman manuod online, kaya naman natin mag-adjust sa streaming so very hopeful itong pelikula na ‘to para sa akin,” she explained.
In its hour and a half running time, Janine shared why her favorite scene in Dito at Doon is the last one.
“Favorite ko yung ending. Actually madami akong favorite scenes but I guess yung pinaka impactful talaga is the ending and I hope to those who haven’t seen it, sana mapanuod niyo. Even just for the feeling na nabigay nung ending na talagang pati ako nabigla kahit alam ko na ang mangyayari. Nagulat din kasi ako siguro sa editing ni direk, kung paano niya shinoot na ang tindi,” she said.
Aside from acting, Janine has also shown her prowess in hosting as seen in shows like ASAP and previously in Miss World Philippines. Janine also explained why she never pursued a crown herself. “Never ko kasi pinangarap maging beauty queen eh. I love watching pageants and watching Miss Universe, Binibining Pilipinas, lahat. Pero for me to join hindi ko kasi siya naging pangarap eh. So it’s not something that I ever thought of pursuing talaga. Pero sobrang flattered ako na you think that I could so salamat,” she added.