James Reid prefers Basti over Clark; JaDine more mature in Till I Met You

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James Reid and Nadine Lustre are set to portray more mature roles in their new TV series Till I Met You which premieres tonight, August 29.


For James Reid and Nadine Lustre’s primetime comeback via Till I Met You, the two said that they will portray more mature characters compared to their first series On The Wings of Love.

In fact, James prefers his character Basti over Clark, his character in OTWOL.

He admitted, “For me, mas gusto ko yung character ko dito, si Basti.

“Mas challenging yung character ko dito. Si Clark [kasi], masyado siyang perfect.

“I’m having more fun with Basti, he is adventurous.

“Actually, mas mature yung relationship nila dito. And I really like the story here in Till I Met You over On The Wings of Love. It’s the chemistry of the three friends, it’s really interesting.”

Meanwhile, Nadine is also challenged to differentiate Leah from Iris, since the characters are somewhat alike.

The 22-year-old actress said, “Halos same po si Leah and si Iris so andiyan naman po si Direk Tonet [Jadaone] para tulungan ako along the way.

“Nag-iisip po kami ng iba, kung papaano magsalita si Iris, para maiba. At saka dito po mas magiging mature po kami.”

Direk Tonet then shared how different James and Nadine’s new characters from their roles in OTWOL.

She explained, “Si Basti and Clark, sa start pa lang, ibang-iba na yung characters kasi si Clark, kung maglakad sya parang gusto na nyang manapak.

“Pero dito sa Till I Met You, isa siyang fun, loving person, adventurous, kapag inaya mo siyang mag-skydiving, mag-sa-skydiving siya, love na love niya ang life.

“So doon pa lang, naiba na ni James yung character ni Basti from Clark.

“Si Iris and Leah naman, pareho nilang mahal yung pamilya nila kaya gusto nila nang magandang buhay for yung family.

“Pero ang pagkakaiba dito, si Iris, parang bargas siya, mas kaya niyang i-bully yung bestfriend niya, hindi siya nagpapatalo.

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“Si Leah kasi, pinalaki siya nang mga taga-tenement na siya yung baby.”

Since OTWOL became phenomenal during its run, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked the JaDine tandem during the August 28 grand press conference what impact Till I Met You might make on viewers.

At this point, Nadine recalled that she did not also expect that OTWOL will be that popular.

“Actually, hindi po, kasi first po namin ever, hindi po namin alam kung anong i-e-expect namin and then yun nga medyo late na [yung timeslot].

“Ewan ko po, nagulat na lang din kami, sobrang successful.

“So with this one, hindi ko alam, e. Same feeling din po siya.

“Talagang tatatak sa inyo yung friendship, as a family, ganon and yung love. Hindi ko po talaga alam kung paano ko po siya i-e-explain.”

For his part, James said that it is too early to tell. “I think it’s very early for the story, but from what we shot so far, it’s really friendship.”

But then, JaDine said that viewers can look forward to the scenes they shot in Greece.

James related, “I think one memorable scene is their first meeting ever at the Athens airport, it’s very funny.”

And without giving too much, Nadine said, “Sa Santorini po, yung cliff-diving [scene].

“After po kasi mangyari noon, magbabago si Iris in a good way, parang magkakaroon ng realization si Iris na basta, abangan niyo. [And] sa Mykonos, yun po yung pinakapasabog.”


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