Paulo and Janine share love classes from ‘Marry Me, Marry You’

Janine Gutierrez (left) and Paulo Avelino in “Marry Me, Marry You”

We actually have to start out from someplace,” stated Paulo Avelino when requested to share his ideas on the reported poor box-office performances of the eight entries to the 2021 Metro Manila Movie Competition (MMFF), which concluded its run on Jan. 7.

Paulo was final 12 months’s greatest actor winner for the MMFF entry “Fan Woman.”

In March 2020, film homes have been compelled to close down because of the pandemic. This was additionally why the 2020 MMFF was merely proven on-line. This 12 months, MMFF organizers pushed for “bodily” screenings with the hope of revitalizing the trade. Nonetheless, “it was nonetheless arduous to get folks again to the cinemas, particularly with the brand new COVID-19 variant (Omicron) out,” Paulo noticed.

“That is actually unhappy, however we even have to grasp that our precedence ought to nonetheless be the security of our fellow Filipinos. We will’t blame them in the event that they nonetheless don’t really feel assured to observe in film homes,” the actor identified.

“I nonetheless assume it’s good that they (MMFF organizers) determined to start out reside cinema viewing final December as a result of it could encourage folks to return, and would assist the movie trade. I’m pleased with this 12 months’s MMFF. I additionally need to congratulate everybody who gained awards,” stated Paulo throughout a digital media convention to advertise the ultimate three weeks of his well-followed romantic-comedy sequence “Marry Me, Marry You.”

Separation nervousness

Paulo stated they’ve lengthy completed taping for the sequence, which additionally options Janine Gutierrez and Jake Ejercito. He added that greater than studying learn how to let go of his character Andrei, it was coping with the separation nervousness that was harder.

“We have been in a bubble for a protracted interval for the present. We received to spend so much of time collectively. We used to eat collectively every single day. For me, that was tougher to let go, not my character as a result of Andrei isn’t as emotionally burdened because the characters of Jake (Ejercito) or Iana (Bernardez), for instance,” he defined.

In the meantime, Janine stated that what made her really feel unhappy was the truth that she would not see the costars whom she thought of her dad and mom within the sequence: Cherry Pie Picache and Lito Pimentel, whom she calls “Papang.”

“It was Papang who actually made me cry throughout our previous few taping days. Our relationship on the set was actually superior. I left the present now having a stable bond with Ms Pie, Ms Sunshine (Dizon), Ms Vina (Morales), Adrian (Lindayag) and Papang. To know that I must go away that household behind quickly was what made me unhappy,” stated Janine, who performs Camille within the sequence.

Classes on love

Requested what classes on love did the sequence train her that she might ultimately apply in actual life, Janine stated: “You don’t need to be with somebody excellent, simply with somebody who loves you and who you’ll love together with your coronary heart and soul. This concept is greatest mirrored within the sequence’ soundtrack, which has since turn out to be my favourite.”

When it was Paulo’s flip to reply, the actor stated: “I don’t assume I’d be capable to apply any of those in actual life quickly as a result of I’m presently not with anybody. I discovered that whereas the saying, ‘It’s you and me towards the world’ is true, it’s additionally true that you just even have to like the folks round you, whether or not they’re variety to you or not; though they don’t such as you. It’s because nothing compares to the happiness you’ll really feel in case you additionally give like to the those that your companion cares for, and in Camille’s case, her prolonged household.”

At one level within the media gathering, Paulo and Janine have been requested to confess whether or not their onscreen romance has already developed off-cam, a difficulty which the 2 clearly tried to dodge. Paulo has lengthy been single and Janine has lately damaged up with actor-dancer Rayver Cruz.


“I simply need to say that we’re all jealous of Ms Pie and Tito Edu (Manzano, who each admitted lately that they’re now courting),” Janine stated. “We at all times see them collectively. Nothing compares to their sweetness. It’s simply humorous that they each efficiently escaped from us in right now’s presscon.”

Paulo reacted by saying: “I’m simply ready for Janine. Let’s see if we’re not too busy this 12 months, particularly since we every have work lined up for us this 2022.”

When it was his flip to reply the query about what he’ll miss most now that taping is completed, Paulo stated: “I’ll miss our kulitan, and the very fact I’m at all times ready for her (Janine) as a result of she’s at all times the final to reach on the set. I may also miss consuming along with the group.”

Janine, alternatively, stated she would miss the lechon that Paulo at all times buys for the manufacturing group. “I may also miss that I’d generally attempt to beat him to the set. Sure, I’ve proof that I arrived first! Severely, I’ll miss your complete solid.”


Janine stated that probably the most unforgettable scenes she did for the sequence have been clearly with Paulo. “These have been our kulitan moments as husband and spouse. The scene that confirmed our characters doing one thing naughty within the sala after which somebody arrives. There’s additionally that scene after I was having a shower and he would attempt to get into the lavatory with me. As a viewer, these are scenes that I’ve not but seen in different TV sequence handled in a really gentle and charming approach.”

Paulo then replied with: “What she stated!”

He additionally reported that “Ngayon Kaya,” his film with Janine that was directed by Prime Cruz, was speculated to be proven in cinemas in February. “However this has been moved due to the present rise in COVID-19 instances. Hopefully, it will get to be seen this 12 months. I’m actually pleased with it.”

The ultimate three weeks of “Marry Me, Marry You: Merrily Ever After?” air on weeknights at 8:40 p.m. on the Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5 and Kapamilya On-line Stay on ABS-CBN Leisure’s YouTube channel and Fb web page.

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