Love is one of the most efficacious antidotes to fear. In this time of uncertainty, love keeps us hopeful and gives us more strength to keep on fighting. This episode of OKS’ (Online Kapamilya Shows) “I Feel U” celebrates the beauty and power of romantic relationships and love-filled friendships that’ll surely make us smile.
Best friends JM de Guzman and Arci Munoz appeared on the show together wearing their military uniforms. The buddies are currently undergoing Basic Citizen Military Training, not for an acting role but to exercise their passion in community service. It was JM’s idea and he encouraged Arci to sign up as well. When asked why he picked Arci, out of all people, to join him in the trainings, JM said he’s comfortable with her. True to his words, Arci would be seen hitting JM’s shoulders, clinging to him, and throwing inside jokes all throughout the show.
They attended the same university in college and that was where their friendship started. “Noong college, loner po ako tapos akala ko bakla si JM,” revealed Arci.
They’ve seen each other grow since then. JM related that Arci has learned to become wiser in love and focused on self-love. “Makulit kasi ‘yung utak niya tapos ‘pag na-i-in love, tumotodo din, lumalagpas. Pero ngayon mas nag-iinvest na siya sa sarili niya,” he shared.
In return, Arci is just as proud of how her Pamilya Ko co-star managed to come out stronger from all the challenges he went through. She said JM is now focused on getting better and had become more dedicated in his craft.
The tandem’s chemistry transcends beyond the screens, so natural others might wish they end up together. Not to break the fans’ hearts, but JM and Arci both agree that they would forever remain as just friends. “Best friend ko, eh! Parang ang hirap nang ibalik ‘yung ganitong samahan namin tapos pupunta kami doon sa ganu’ng direksyon pero deds,” Arci said.
Although, JM admitted that he had a crush on Arci in college. But his ‘moves’ didn’t work because she was sheltered and wasn’t allowed to have a boyfriend that time.
Their secret to a solid friendship are transparency and being comfortable with each other. “Wala akong maitatago sa kanya. Kapag masama loob ko, siya ‘yung unang taong tatawagan ko bukod sa pamilya ko at mga kaibigan ko,” shared Arci. She added she’s grateful for JM’s existence.
To end the interview, Arci played the “Kill, Jowa, Marry” game, given John Lloyd Cruz, Gerald Anderson, and JM as her choices. She would choose to marry JM, so she would have a best friend for life. Meanwhile, Gerald fell under the ‘Jowa’ category while John Lloyd was Arci’s choice for ‘kill.’
Asked to name three Kapamilya leading ladies who he thinks is a girlfriend material, JM mentioned Arci, Ria Atayde, and Alyssa Muhlach.
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