It was a dream come true for moviegoers when RichardGutierrez and KC Concepcion were paired together in the romantic movie WhenI Met U. This second movie of KC and Richard (after last year's For theFirst 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 isstill being shown in cinemas nationwide.
A thanksgiving party was held last night, February 26, at the Gazebo Royale inQuezon City to celebrate its success.
However, according to Annabelle Rama—Richard's mother and talent manager—thepossibility of pairing KC and Richard again in a movie seems bleak since bothstars already have commitments with their respective networks. Richard is busyshooting for the upcoming GMA-7 show Zorro while KC will be paired withABS-CBN's top leading man, Piolo Pascual, for the local adaptation of Loversin Paris.
In the Tagalized version of this Koreanovela aired on ABS-CBN, the leadcharacters were named Carlo and Vivian. These roles will be portrayed by KC andPiolo in the Kapamilya teleserye that is being directed by Eric Reyes. DirekEric was one of the directors of Lobo, Piolo's previous teleserye wherehe was paired with Angel Locsin.
This will serve as a homecoming of sorts for KC since she spent five yearsstudying in Paris to complete her degree in International CorporateCommunications with a minor in Theatre Arts at the American University ofParis.
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 kamingPampanga."
KC then revealed that she will be staying in Paris for the month of March toshoot this upcoming Kapamilya show. But before she goes to France, shehas 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 magbibigaypugay lang po ako sa headquarters. Sa headquarters nila sa UN. I'm representing the Philippines for theWorld Youth Program."
It will be recalled that KC is the National Ambassador for the United NationsWorld 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 directornamin, si Direk Eric Reyes. Ay naku, ang sarap kahit pagod...yun yung masarap napagod ka."
Reports say that she is teaching Piolo how to speak French fluently. "Magalingsiya! Magaling siyang mag-pronounce ng mga words," says KC as she ends theinterview with a smile.