After posing sexy for a calendar of an oil refining company, many are asking if that signaled Janine Gutierrez’s departure from her sweet image on screen.
“Actually, it’s not my plan to sport a sexy image this 2017,” she says. “What I want to project is about growing up, maturity. That calendar girl thing was definitely a huge challenge but I’m happy to have done it anyways. It wasn’t easy.
“I’ve worn bikini in some shoots before but those were fashion-related. And the pictorial were held on the beach, which was apt. But for the calendar shoot, the venue was in a studio. The feeling was different. I was initially nervous.
“Many things were playing in my mind then. First, will the turnout of the shoot be okay with my dad (Ramon Christopher) and my grandmother (Pilita Corrales)? But in fairness to Mamita (Pilita), she was very proud of my calendar shoot. In fact, last Christmas, during our Noche Buena, she was parading it and I’m glad she liked it.”
For Janine, being a calendar girl doesn’t mean she would now go sexy all the way when it comes to pictorials.
“As I’ve said earlier, it’s not part of my career plan. My goal is to be more associated with physical fitness. Eventually, I would love to endorse a health beverage like yogurt. Although in the calendar shoot, I was also pushed to become healthy, and that’s what I really want to achieve. I promise to work hard on it.”
How does she feel that the calendar shoot somehow affected her sweet and conservative image?
“Honestly, for me, it’s just fine. If the people noticed a significant change, then I’m happy! It would work well with my latest project for GMA, which is Legally Blind, where my role is more mature. So, things have leveled-up according to what I’ve envisioned. I feel more challenged now. It’s pretty cool,” ends Janine.
Dingdong Dantes lauds his new crime documentary drama over at GMA titled Case Solved because of its timeliness and relevance.
“I’m really impressed with its concept and potential to help or be of service to the viewers. That’s why I accepted the offer right away. Projects like this don’t just land unto your lap. For one, it offers me the best working term,” he states.
The show’s time slot suits Dong best.
“Oh, yes! Coming from rigid tapings for Alyas Robin Hood’which is to end very soon, Case Solved offers the right balance. Apart from still being able to work, this new schedule will also give me time to take care of my daughter Zia and let Marian (Rivera) work on a full-time basis once again!”
As agreed upon by the power couple, they would take turns in doing TV projects to ensure that one of them would be left at home to look after their baby.
“That’s right! I think it’s a pretty fair set-up. We are able to work as parents without having to leave Zia totally.”
According to the Kapuso Prime Time King, his equally popular wife is very excited to get back to work again.
“I think it’s understandable since her last prime time offering was Carmela in 2013. She would have done The Rich Man’s Daughter’in 2015 but had to withdraw because of her delicate pregnancy. Now, my wife is raring back to face the cameras again and it’s my turn to give the spotlight to her, so to speak,” avers Dong.