James Reid says working with girlfriend Nadine Lustre keeps him motivated

by Nerisa Almo
Apr 26, 2016

After exhibiting serious drama acting on the hit TV series On the Wings of Love, James Reid and Nadine Lustre are happy to have a breather through their upcoming movie This Time.

“I'm really excited. I mean, I miss doing movies after doing the teleserye.

“It's good to be doing movies again,” admitted James when PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters visited them recently on the set of their movie in Quezon City.

Now that he's in a real relationship with Nadine, the young actor said he's more motivated to go to work with her.

“It's nice that we work together,” James said with a smile.

“It's easier to get up in the morning because, you know, you look forward to go to work. I enjoy it.”

In a separate interview, Nadine said she and James were mostly apart while shooting this movie directed by Nuel Naval.

She explained, “Nakakatawa kasi madalas po kaming magkahiwalay.

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“Ang characters po namin dito, nagkikita lang every summer.

“So, hindi po ganun karami 'yong eksena na magkasama sila.

“Palagi silang magkahiwalay, usap lang through phones and Skype.”

However, Nadine assured that she and James spent most of the time together outside work.

“Sa totoong buhay, actually parati pa rin pong magkasama,” she said.

“Sa shoot lang po nagkakaiba ng schedule. Like lately, kapag wala po ako shoot, nasa promo po ako.

“Si James, after ng eksena niya, promo din po siya. So, 'yong schedule po namin, sobrang packed po.”

James and Nadine were asked if they discovered new things about each other while filming This Time, especially during their trips abroad.

Both gave a smile for an answer.

James said, “We know each other very well. I mean, we've known each other for more than two years now.”

Nadine, on the other hand, said, “Nakakatawa po kasi wala. Ilang taon na rin po kasi kaming magkakilala at nakailang out-of-the-country na rin po kami.”

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But she quickly remembered, “I guess nalaman ko lang na marunong pala siyang magplantsa.”

LIGHT SUMMER MOVIE. Meanwhile, the popular love team promises less drama in their upcoming movie, which will open on May 4.

“Ito po super light siya,” Nadine described.

“Parang 'yong intensity ng mga ginawa namin—mula sa Diary ng Pangit, Para sa Hopeless [Romantic], [On the Wings of Love], pataas nang pataas [ang intensity].

“Kasi nga summer movie siya kaya gusto namin na parang sobrang light lang siya, cheesy lang.”

James pointed out what viewers can look forward to in This Time: “I guess in this movie, it's more focused on the love side when in a relationship.

“Unlike the other movies, it's like cat and dog, chasing each other.

“This one, it really goes deep into the relationship, long distance relationship, and more on trying to find out who they are.

“I can't say it's more mature, because it's still very light. But it's still very easy to watch.”

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