Janna Dominguez says Joem Bascon is her "pretend boyfriend"

Sexy actress Janna Dominguez (left) says she pretends to be the girlfriend of her Bud Brothers screen partner Joem Bascon whenever they're on the set of the show.

"Masaya siya kasama kasi parang kami pag nasa set. Di ba kasi we have to feel in love pag nasa set kami?," the former Pinoy Fear Factor participante told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal).


Janna Dominguez was in high spirits when she was interviewed by PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the And I Love You So premiere night after-party. This was held at the Casa Armas Tapas Bar y Restaurante in TriNoMa last Monday, August 10. The former Pinoy Fear Factor participant plays a pre-school teacher in the Star Cinema movie, which stars Bea Alonzo, Sam Milby, and Derek Ramsay.

According to Janna, And I Love You So is the first movie where she has speaking parts. She previously had a very minor role in Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson's 2007 launching movie I've Fallen For You.

The sexy actress added that she liked the role because it felt different from her other roles where she had to show skin.

"At saka kakaiba yung role, na sarado [ang dibdib], na walang... di ba? Gusto ko [yung role], ngayon lang yung walang skin, more on teacher, nagtuturo," Janna said.

Does this mean she'll stop doing sexy roles from now on?

"Di naman. Kasi ako, naniniwala ako na pag artista ka, dapat versatile ka, di ba? Nakakatuwa lang kasi hindi ako kinuha bilang isa sa mga babae ni Sam. Kinuha ako bilang teacher," she said.

LEADING LADY. Janna added that she is very thankful to And I Love You So's director Laurenti Dyogi for giving her the part. Aside from that, she feels indebted to Dyogi because he also gave her a role in the ABS-CBN afternoon series Precious Hearts Romances Bud Brothers, which Dyogi also directs.

"Thankful nga ako kay Direk Lauren kasi hindi niya kami nakalimutan after Pinoy Fear Factor. Thank you talaga for Bud Brothers," Janna said. Dyogi served as the business unit head of the ABS-CBN reality show.

Bud Brothers tells the story of eight male friends who manage a flower- farm business. Janna plays an interior designer who runs away from home to fall in love with a "mama's boy" played by Joem Bascon.

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Asked what she thinks about on-screen partner Joem, she laughed and described him in two words: "Yum yum!"

Does this mean they're more than a screen couple?

"Hindi. Kasi may girlfriend siya," she answered, smiling. "Ayoko namang makasira ng girlfriend at boyfriend."

But Janna admitted that she has a standing agreement with Joem, that whenever they're on the set of the show, they have to act like they have a real-life relationship. Joem pretends to be the boyfriend of Janna, who is very much single.

"Pag nandun kami sa taping, parang feeling namin na kami. Ganun naman e. Parang may kasunduan kami na, 'O, kapag nasa set tayo, a?' Kasi we have to feel in love pag nasa set kami," the sexy actress explained.

The relationship ends on the set, however. Janna believes this is why Joem's girlfriend does not feel jealous even with the many intimate scenes the two actors share in the show.

But would Janna be in a relationship with the actor if he had no girlfriend?

"Hindi ko alam!" Janna said, laughing.


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