James Reid is confident that JaDine fans will watch his new movie with girlfriend Nadine Lustre titled Never Not Love You.
“I'm 100 percent certain the fans will watch the movie,” he said during the press conference for the movie on March 17.
“At first, to be honest, I was scared sa film na 'to kasi it's an experiment.
“A lot of things were improvised, so I struggled a lot.
“But, I mean, we have faith in Direk Tonet [Antoinette Jadaone], it turned out really well. Even the way it was shot, parang indie.”
The couple admitted that Never Not Love You is very different from the movies they did in the past such as Diary ng Panget, Talk Back and You're Dead, and This Time.
James said, “I think it's time to take it to the next level.
“I'm sure they're used to seeing the typical rom-com, so we wanna do something different, something more dangerous, I guess, or daring.”
Nadine, on the other hand, did not want to compare it to other love teams' romantic-comedy movies.
She said, “I guess not necessarily different from other love teams but something that's more real, something that's more raw, more mature-like for us.
“I believe din po kasi in our generation now, they're also starting to be more open-minded about a lot of things.
“They're starting to embrace, di ba, what's happening now and kung ano yung mga bago.
“Fearless na kasi ang mga [fans], mas fearless na sila ngayon.”
FIRST KISS IS THE HARDEST. When it comes to their job as actors, James and Nadine confessed they had a hard time acting like they are not yet together as a couple in Never Not Love You.
James was the first to admit, “Actually, what's hard for me is to act like it's new love because we're so comfortable already, we're so close already. Acting like it's our first kiss, it gets hard.”
Nadine elaborated, “Well, I guess may difference noon kasi noon may kaunting reluctancy, may hiya pa kasi hindi pa naman po kami.
“Unlike now, we're used to it now, parang hindi na siya bago.
“Pero tama si James, mas nahirapan kami yung mga firsts nina Joanne at Gio, at saka yung mga getting-to-know-each-other na mga part.
“Like, kung paano po maipapakita na talagang ngayon pa lang kayo nagkakilala kasi nga we're so used to it.
“So mayroon hong mga mannerisms na napo-point out ni Direk na... parang minsan kasi very touchy ako sa kanya, na hindi naman talaga dapat kasi nga hindi pa kami ganun ka-close sa movie.
“Sa ganun kami mas nahirapan.”
Nevertheless, the reel-to-real couple enjoyed doing their fourth movie together.
Asked if they're going to be more daring in their next acting projects, James replied, “I think as we get older, we wanna try new things.
“But right now, I'm happy with my role here.
“I guess we're pushing the limits.”
Nadine added, "Not necessarily daring, not necessarily more mapangahas but we're really excited to try out new roles.”