Jennylyn Mercado is now being tagged as the new “Rom-Com Queen” based on the box-office success of all her potboilers starting with English Only, Please until the currently showing Just The 3 of Us opposite John Lloyd Cruz. What’s her reaction to this?
“Well, of course I’m happy if people see it that way. I’m glad that they enjoy watching my films. For me, that’s the greatest compliment,” she says.
Some quarters ask if this development is fine with her considering that she is more identified as a dramatic actress.
“It’s just okay. Actually, this is a breather (sic) to the heavy dramas I usually do. At least, doing a romantic comedy is lighter. It’s fun. When you go home, you don’t feel emotionally drained.”
It was reported that even Piolo Pascual expressed his desire to collaborate with her on the big screen, a proof of how in-demand she is at this point.
“That’s nice. I hope it pushes through in the coming days! That would be exciting. I’m flattered that he wants to do a project with me.”
Personally, over at the Kapamilya ground, with whom does she want to be paired next?
“To be honest, I have no one in mind in particular. Whoever is available or will be assigned by the producer, it’s just fine with me. Actually, I’m not just limiting it to a male screen partner, I also want to do a vehicle opposite a female star where we can be sisters, best friends or rivals in the story. My personal picks as co-stars? Sarah Geronimo or Toni Gonzaga!” says Jennylyn.
Meanwhile, talks are rife that she will be Alden Richard’s partner in GMA’s remake of the hit Koreanovela My Love from the Star.
“To be honest, I still don’t know about that. Nothing’s official yet although I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will indeed push through since it’ll be a fresh team-up. I was able to watch the original version and fell in love with the story. It will be exciting to play the central female character Steffi Cheon if ever.”
This early, many are curious how she will handle probable bashers once the camera grinds for the said show especially since Alden is very much identified with Maine Mendoza.
“I don’t think there’s a need for that. They should bear in mind that it’s just work. Alden and I are professional actors. We’re here to work. One thing more, it would not be a positive reflection as well to their idols if ever, right?”
Her contract with the Kapuso expires this month. Some ask what will happen next.
“They have an offer although we haven’t officially talked about the details yet. Of course, I will renew with them if given the choice. I’ve been with the network since Day One of my showbiz career,” ends Jennylyn.
Derek Ramsay is happiness personified at this point
“Yes, I’m very happy right now. For one, my health is in excellent state. Work is very good since a lot of projects are continuously coming my way. They also offer variety which I like the most. My personal state (with steady-date Joanne Villablanca) is in tip-top shape as well.”
“I can say that as of the moment, things are running perfectly in my life. Everything is falling into its proper place, so to speak. I can’t ask for anything else except perhaps to spend more quality bonding time with my son. But everything else is good,” he states.
People are curious if wedding bells are in the offing for him and Joanne since obviously, he’s very happy with her.
“Maybe not in the next year. My contract with TV 5 is still ongoing. In the next two perhaps. As of now, my hands are full and I’m not complaining. I would just like to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak. But definitely, I will go in that direction. Eventually, when I’m certain that I’ll be able to give more time to my family.”
The handsome actor explains that Joanne is willing to wait.
“Oh yes! She’s very understanding. She knows how busy I am with work. It’s good that we enjoy every single moment that we have. When we have the time to be together, we don’t waste any of it. We maximize what we have,” says Derek.
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