JC De Vera on working with Jasmine Curtis-Smith: "Matalino naman si Jas, e, kaya madali siyang maturuan. Hindi siya madaling pakisamahan kaya..."

 

The lady cuts in, "Hindi ako madaling pakisamahan?!?"

 

Realizing his error, he says, "Ay, madali pala siyang...Sorry, sorry...Madali siyang...Madali siyang ano, pakisamahan, kaya napakagaan no'ng trabaho sa akin."

 

Photo: Rommel Llanes

On- and off-camera, JC De Vera acts like an utol to his leading lady Jasmine Curtis-Smith.

He's 25,  she's 18. He's been in the business for about eight years, while she's a newbie who was launched by TV5 only late last year.

The actor is glad about the transformation of Anne Curtis's younger sister. He narrates, "Kung mapapanood niyo talaga from day one hanggang matapos yung show, ah, yung development nung pagiging aktor, nandun na sa kanya, e. Na-develop niya in one show, so, di ba, unbelievable?"

The remark earns a "thanks naman" response from the young lady.

Moving on, JC says with a grin, "Kasi 'yong episode one nung Utol, chubby-chubby pa siya tapos..."

Jas (her nickname) butts in, "Uy, hindi naman! Hindi ako chubby. Mas may laman lang..."

JC continues, turning a little more serious, "Kasi isipin mo, ilang months naming tine-tape 'yon tapos in a matter of eight months, from day one na nag-shoot kami hanggang natapos yung show, nag-iba yung hitsura niya, nag-bloom, naging dalaga, di ba?

"So, pag napanood mo yung episode one, talagang ano pa siya, e, bata pa, e, di ba?"

She may be "in love," the guy teases.

Her retort, "Naku, hindi! Bawal 'yan...Walang oras para sa love noh?"

FALLING FOR JAS? With the press witnessing their spontaneous banter, their chemistry is undoubtedly palpable.

Would he fall for her?

 

"Oo," he quickly replies. "Mahirap i-explain, e. Mahirap i-explain. Parang ano, sa personality naman ni Jas, hindi ka naman, hindi naman impossible na ano, e, na hindi ka... Ako pa yung tinanong, e... Ako pa yung tinanong, sa lahat naman ng naka-partner ko yata, e...

"Para sa akin, hindi imposibleng mag-fall sa kanya kasi, di ba, lahat naman ng ano, mahahanap mo na sa kanya, e—nakatira sa Australia..."

Jas's laughter fills the room.

Also laughing, JC adds, "Yun yung una, di ba? Kasi 'di ba pag kinasal kayo, o di ba, ano na kayo, makakarating ka, 'Dun ka na nakatira ngayon,' sasabihing gano'n."