It was a dream come true for moviegoers when Richard Gutierrez and KC Concepcion were paired together in the romantic movie When I Met U. This second movie of KC and Richard (after last year's For the First Time) did very well in the box-office, according to the producers, GMA Films and Regal Entertainment. Directed by Joel Lamangan, When I Met U is still being shown in cinemas nationwide.
A thanksgiving party was held last night, February 26, at the Gazebo Royale in Quezon City to celebrate its success.
However, according to Annabelle Rama—Richard's mother and talent manager—the possibility of pairing KC and Richard again in a movie seems bleak since both stars already have commitments with their respective networks. Richard is busy shooting for the upcoming GMA-7 show Zorro while KC will be paired with ABS-CBN's top leading man, Piolo Pascual, for the local adaptation of Lovers in Paris.
In the Tagalized version of this Koreanovela aired on ABS-CBN, the lead characters were named Carlo and Vivian. These roles will be portrayed by KC and Piolo in the Kapamilya teleserye that is being directed by Eric Reyes. Direk Eric was one of the directors of Lobo, Piolo's previous teleserye where he was paired with Angel Locsin.
This will serve as a homecoming of sorts for KC since she spent five years studying in Paris to complete her degree in International Corporate Communications with a minor in Theatre Arts at the American University of Paris.
During the thanksgiving party of When I Met You, KC Concepcion told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "We've been taping [Lovers in Paris] for a week now. Actually, 5:30 na ko ng umaga nakauwi kagabi...galing kasi kaming Pampanga."
KC then revealed that she will be staying in Paris for the month of March to shoot this upcoming Kapamilya show. But before she goes to France, she has an important mission to do in Italy.
"I'm going to Italy first. Meron akong assignment sa UN
[United Nations] dun. I'm so excited,"
says the female actress. "It's International Women's day at magbibigay
pugay lang po ako sa headquarters. Sa headquarters nila sa UN. I'm representing the Philippines for the
World Youth Program."
It will be recalled that KC is the National Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme in the Philippines.
Is KC finding it difficult to shift from making movies to shooting a teleserye? "Yes [it's hard] pero in a good way. Sobrang metikoloso po ng director namin, si Direk Eric Reyes. Ay naku, ang sarap kahit pagod...yun yung masarap na pagod ka."
Reports say that she is teaching Piolo how to speak French fluently. "Magaling siya! Magaling siyang mag-pronounce ng mga words," says KC as she ends the interview with a smile.