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Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza say their love team is going strong: ‘Hindi naman talaga kami nawala’

‘Hoy Love You Season 3’ cast members Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza share what KarJon fans can expect in the rom-com series.

Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza say their love team is going strong: ‘Hindi naman talaga kami nawala’-Rhea Manila Santos
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09/28/2022 09:00 AM
Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza say their love team is going strong: ‘Hindi naman talaga kami nawala’

After last seen working together in the drama series Viral Scandal earlier this year, Aljon Mendoza and Karina Bautista reunite once again to reprise their roles as Charles and Kara in the third season of Hoy Love You starting September 30. The love team known as “KarJon” denied their onscreen partnership had been dissolved after Karina resumed hosting duties of Bida Star without Aljon last month. 

“Hindi naman kami nawala. Yung last project namin together yung Viral Scandal. Tapos nagkaroon ng Bida Star at si Karina yung nag-host. May ibang commitment lang ako sa ngayon. Pero ngayon meron kaming Hoy Love You Season 3 and happy naman kami na nagkakaroon kami ng mga ka-workmate na iba’t ibang tao so nagkakaroon kami ng iba’t ibang opportunity na mag-grow at mag-explore. So yun. Tingnan natin. Pero for sure madami pa kaming gagawin na projects ni Karina together,” Aljon shared during the Hoy Love You Season 3 grand presscon.


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Karina also explained how she feels going back to acting after doing hosting duties with the online talent competition Bida Star every season.

“I don’t think naman na ito ang pagbabalik kasi hindi naman talaga kami nawala. Siguro ako kasi mas passion ko talaga ang hosting and kaya ako nagtuloy-tuloy sa Bida Star Versus and pag-ho-host ng Star Hunt auditions. Pero ayun na nga, to be back with Aljon dito sa Hoy Love You Season 3, ma-e-excite ang mga KarJon fans namin and we just can’t wait to actually experience more and try out new characters,” she added. 

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Compared to their first season which premiered last year, Karina admitted that she noticed the improvement in her acting.

“Dito Sa Hoy Love You Season 3 nangangapa talaga ako since Hoy Love You Season 1 it was my first time doing a sitcom and I didn’t know if I was funny enough to be included. Although with the help of a lot of people including my co-stars and direk Ted (Boborol) parang naging super comfortable kami and na-bring out yung side ko na yun. Ako din nagulat. And dito sa season 3 I think I did a better job. So kung mapapanuod niyo you will see for yourselves,” she explained. 

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Looking back on their lock-in taping cycles, Karina shared which scene she and Aljon found the most challenging to do this time.

“Siguro ang pinaka-challenging yung pananatiling laging mahinhin ni Cara. Medyo mahirap kasi alam naman nila, kilala nila ako na laging sumiswimming, buma-bonding, ganyan. Tapos pag nag-on-cam na kailangan as Kara na ako na very mahinhin, malamlam magsalita. Siguro yung last scene namin ni Aljon abangan na lang nila,” she shared. 

Hoy Love You is directed by Theodore Boborol and will stream on the iWantTFC app (iOS and Android) and website (iwanttfc.com) starting September 30. The series is free for all users in the Philippines and is available to premium subscribers outside the Philippines. All episodes of seasons one and two are also still available for free on iWantTFC.