Rhian Ramos and JM de Guzman are paired for the first time in Kung Paano Siya Nawala, a movie that they both co-produced.
The story revolves around a couple whose relationship is made complicated because the guy suffers from face blindness, a condition wherein one cannot recognize other people’s faces, and so forgets them.
In a recent interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Rhian said she is excited because this is the first time that she is not only starring but co-producing a movie, as is JM. This has translated to her work.
“I am very passionate about the story at wala akong tinira para sa sarili ko whenever I would do a scene.”
Rhian has been very vocal about how comfortable she has been working with the ABS-CBN star.
“As an actor, JM is so natural and he’s so talented. Sa totoo lang, because I care about my job, minsan pag may nakikita akong scenes na baka mahirapan ako, kinakabahan ako. Pero dito sa shooting ng Kung Paano Siya Nawala, hindi ako kinabahan kasi alam ko na kapag tinignan ko na siya sa mata, malalaman ko agad kung ano dapat yung ibigay ko.”
Did Rhian shoot a kissing scene with JM for Kung Paano Siya Nawala?
“The movie is about a relationship, so naturally, couples kiss. So part na lang siya ng movie. It’s really more focused on a relationship and how certain insecurities can affect certain relationships. It’s more of people really, really, really wanting to be together—but what if it’s dysfunctional?”
In this film written and directed by Joel Ruiz, Rhian is cast as Shana while JM plays Lio.
In the same interview, Rhian brushed off rumors about her leaving GMA-7 and transferring to ABS-CBN.
The Kapuso actress candidly admitted: “Honestly, ABS-CBN has never offered me anything.
"I’m just lucky because I live the best of both worlds. I have a station that supports my dreams, GMA, and they’re very understanding towards me with all the things that I want to achieve. I’m also very grateful to ABS-CBN because they’re very kind to me, even if I’m from another network.
"Hindi nila ako tinuturing na parang outsider, they always let me work with their top leading men. I don’t know why, but I’m very grateful. I’ve even been on some of their shows when I want to promote some of my movies. Pinapaalam lang, as long as pinaalam namin at alam nila kung ano yung mga mapag-uusapan.
"I am a Kapuso and I am happy to be a Kapuso. I am also very grateful because ABS-CBN has been very kind toward me.”
“As of now, I’m just very, very happy where I am. Siguro kaya never ko pang naiisip yun.”
“It would be the wrong time to think about it, especially since I just took a leave [of absence] from television and I will not do any TV [shows] for a long time. Ang alam ko lang, hindi ako ready sa ngayon.”
Rhian recently bid farewell to her Kapuso show Taste Buddies and was replaced by Gil Cuerva.