JM de Guzman is excited to return to the big screen for his 2014 Cinema One Originals entry titled That Thing Called Tadhana.
Directed by Antoinette Jadaone, this movie also stars Angelica Panganiban as JM's leading lady.
When asked about his character in the movie, JM pointed out: "My character is Anthony. Skeptical siya about love, about moving on and nasa stage na siya na naka-move on na siya sa ex niya pero meron pa rin siyang mga bubog.
"Na-meet niya si Mace [played by Angelica Panganiban] na medyo fresh pa [from a breakup] at brokenhearted. Nagkakilanlan sila ng thoughts nila on love and nagbabasagan sila pero nagkakasundo sila sa journey nila."
In the movie That Thing Called Tadhana, the characters of JM and Angelica went on a road trip and they bonded while going to Sagada.
It is one of the ten films that will compete in the 10th edition of Cinema One Originals film festival that will run from November 9 to 18, 2014.
How was it like working with Angelica Panganiban?
"Kinabahan nga ako, e, na-intimidate ako kasi first time ko siya nakatrabaho at ang tagal na niya sa industry.
"Naovercome ko yun kasi magaan naman siya katrabaho.
"Sobrang professional niya ang yung willingness niya to bring out the best, makikita mo.
"Nakaka-inspire," he said about his leading lady.
Is JM scared of the box-office results of his comeback film?
"Pinapatay ko ang expectations ko, hoping na sana...mahirap na sa huli, baka ma-disappoint," said the ABS-CBN actor.
This project marks many milestones for the 26-year-old actor.
"First time ko [gumawa ng movie] sa Cinema One Originals. First time ko makatrabaho si Tonette [referring to Direk Antoinette Jadaone], si Ms. Angelica.
"First time ko uli makagawa ng pelikula after two years."
JM was last seen as the lead actor in the 2012 movie Pridyider (opposite Andi Eigenmann) although he also appeared in the 2013 movies On The Job and Ang Turkey Man ay Pabo Rin. He also appeared briefly in the 2014 movie She's Dating the Gangster.
How does he feel about the support being shown by his fans?
"Overwhelming ang feeling, motivated ako not to commit the same mistake and fail them again," he admitted.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the media earlier today, November 4, JM revealed that he is taking care not to commit the same mistake of using drugs.
How is he dealing with the fact that he is getting a lot of showbiz projects again after undergoing drug rehabilitation for 15 months?
"May pag-iingat po. Sobrang happy pero nag-iingat ako na sana ma-maintain ko at sana madagdagan [ang projects].
"Saka [iniisip ko] not to commit the same mistakes," he said during the press conference of Cinema One Originals held earlier today, November 4, at the 9501 restaurant, ABS-CBN compound.
How is he avoiding temptations?
"Pag wala akong trabaho, nasa gym lang ako, nagbo-boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai. Pupunta ako ng UP [University of the Philippines], tatakbo ako.
"May certain high akong nakukuha sa workout."
Will JM have a love scene with Angelica for this movie?
"Wala, wala sa script, e...wala rin [kissing scene]," he said.
ON WORKING WITH JESSY MENDIOLA. Is JM open to working with his ex-girlfriend Jessy Mendiola?
"Oo naman," he answered. "Dapat walang awkward, trabaho lang."
Is he ready to fall in love again?
"Kung sa paghahanda ng puso, ready na pero sa career, hindi pa.
"Hindi ko pa siya kayang i-singit," he told PEP.
Is JM de Guzman open to working with ex-girlfriend Jessy Mendiola?
by Jocelyn Dimaculangan posted on November 4, 2014