John Lloyd Cruz praised his leading lady Jennylyn Mercado, whom he worked for the first time in a movie.
They are paired in the upcoming Star Cinema movie, Just The 3 Of Us, which is directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
Apart from working together for the first time, what makes this team-up interesting is the fact that they are from two rival TV networks: John Lloyd is from ABS-CBN Channel 2 while Jennylyn is from GMA-7.
“Ngayon kasi mas liberal na ang mga networks mag-isip na pwede naman pala, kasi maliit lang ‘tong mundo natin. Dapat ma-break ang barriers,” explained John Lloyd during his launch as the new ambassador of global payment service Western Union, earlier today, March 31.
Asked how Jennylyn is as an actress, the box-office actor described, “Masaya. Very professional, very dedicated. Wala akong masabi.
“Like all the women na nakatrabaho ko in the past, I think importante rin ang Jennylyn Mercado sa atin, sa industriya natin.”
John Lloyd did not disregard the fact that Jennylyn is a multi-awarded actress, as he is a multi-awarded actor.
“Hindi naman niya kailangan sa credentials niya. Masaya lang na nakatrabaho ko rin siya, na-experience ko na nakatrabaho rin siya.”
John Lloyd also mentioned that the chance to work together gave them the chance to know more about each other.
And it was the only time that John Lloyd found out that Jennylyn is also a singer.
“She’s a fantastic singer pala. Hindi ko alam,” he said shyly.
“In one of our bonding moments kasama yung staff naming, yung direktor namin, hindi ko po kasi alam na meron na pala siyang limang albums. Sobrang random lang.
“We went to a family KTV, nagkantahan kami, kumanta siya. And parang jaw-dropping. Galing talaga.”
When asked what makes this project with Jennylyn exciting for him, John Lloyd replied, “I’m very excited kasi gusto kong malaman, after the film or in this film, makikita natin kung ano talaga ang pwede o meron sa aming dalawa, as far as doing a film is concerned.”