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More than a week after the premiere of their first-ever film together “Momshies! Ang Soul Mo’y Akin,” Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros graced the latest episode of Hotspot last Tuesday, June 8.

Their fun chikahan commenced with the Magandang Buhay momshie-hosts expressing their utmost gratitude to everyone who already watched it and for the positive feedbacks that they’ve been receiving.

“Maraming salamat sa lahat ng positive feedback and maraming salamat sa inyong [panonood], may mga iba na umulit pa. Maraming salamat. Sobra kaming natuwa mga momshies sa inyong Mother’s Day gift sa amin,” Melai stated.

Jolina seconded that by saying, “Yes, Mother’s Day gift talaga. At saka ito ‘yong positive na gustong-gusto natin – positive feedback – lalo na sa panahon ng pandemya. Ito ‘yong gusto nating positive, ayaw natin ‘yong isang positive. Kaya ‘thank you’ sa lahat ng mga talagang nanood at talagang nakiki-share talaga sila ng feedback nila. Napakasarap ng feeling na masaya sila at napagaan natin ang kalooban nila.”

They then went on to talk about their respective roles. Jolina is the famous vlogger Jolene, who doesn’t only strive for fame, but for a happy lovelife as well, while Melai is her ultimate fan Mylene, a security guard who works hard for her family and dreams of becoming a vlogger like her idol, too.

As they talked about their most unforgettable scenes in the movie, host DJ Jha Ho couldn’t help but share how thrilled he is to be able to work with pop icon Jolina and recalled some of the fanboy things he did for her.

“Dreams really do come true,” he started off. “Hindi pa rin nagsi-sink-in sa akin while watching na ‘oo nga, ‘no? ‘Yong hinahabol ko sa mall show, ‘yong talagang ginugupit-gupit ko sa poster, ka-eksena ko na siya’.”

Then he added, “Nasabi ko talaga na, ‘ah, pwede pala talaga mangyari ‘yong gano’n’. Kasi siyempre noong bata ka naman, kapag sa artista ‘di mo naman ma-imagine in your life na darating ang time na magkakasama kayo sa isang frame, magkaeksena. Kaya noong ginagawa ‘yon, Ate Jols, parang grabe ang kaba, grabe ang excitement. Pero noong pinanood ko na siya, ‘hala, totoo. Meron na akong mapapakita sa mga tao na nakatrabaho ko na talaga sa pelikula si Jolina Magdangal.”

DJ Jhai Ho and Momshie Melai’s compliments toward her indeed made Momshie Jolina overly flattered, shy, and blush at the same time, so she both thanked them.

When asked who among the actors they would want to work with if ever they’ll be offered to do a romance flick, Melai’s list includes her ultimate crush Jericho Rosales, British actor Peter Gadiot, and her beloved husband Jason Francisco. Jolina, on the other hand, dreams of being paired with Piolo Pascual in an ala-Goblin love story and with Korean actors like Hyun Bin, Park Seo Joon, Kim Soo-hyun, and Lee Je-hoon since she’s an avid K-drama fan.

Meanwhile, when it comes to their idols or role models in showbiz, Melai once again mentioned her crush Jericho then his former loveteam partner Kristine Hermosa, as well as reel-to-real sweethearts Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. On the other hand, Jolina went for both veterans, such as Maricel Soriano, Vilma Santos, and Sharon Cuneta, and young ones like KathNiel.

They then proceeded on playing the “Who’s Most Likely” Challenge, wherein they had to answer DJ Jhai Ho’s questions as their characters Mylene and Jolene. The questions include, who’s most likely to be a famous celebrity, paranoid, insecure, not to take shower in a week, and the prettiest – which they all enthusiastically answered.

Since both of them have been in the industry for along time now, the host quizzed the Magandang Buhay momshies if there’s still something they still wanted to do or show the people with regards to their respective showbiz careers.

“Alam mo madami, Jhai, marami. Sa totoo lang, hindi mo naman ‘yon mabibilang sa tagal mo sa industriya e. Sa akin, mas gusto ko pa ‘yong feeling na palagi akong gutom, gusto ko lagi akong may apoy sa puso ko na ‘gusto ko ‘tong role na ‘to’, lalo na sa mga napapanood mo ngayon sa mga Koreanovela, Mexican-American. Ang gagaling nila umarte,” Jolina related.

Then she continued, “Hindi pa ako nagkokontrabida, parang gusto ko maging kontrabida, na kontrabida talaga na totoong masama at hindi ‘yong kunwari lang. Tapos ‘yong mga dual personality, ganyan ang mga gusto ko tapos indie ang dating na panlaban. Gusto ko ma-experience ‘yong gano’n, hindi ‘yong very commercial na ‘ay may sinusunod kasi tayo na’. Pero ang ‘di ko lang talaga kaya ay ang magpakita ng kalahati (nude), hindi ko lang talaga kaya ang gano’n. Pwede kong sabihin na pwedeng gumawa ng istorya na hindi kailangan gano’n ‘yong gawin.”

Melai, on the other hand, expressed her interest in becoming an action star or zombie in a horror movie. But both of them yearn to do a film again together with their fellow Magandang Buhay host Karla Estrada, who wasn’t able to join them that afternoon due to prior commitments.

Directed by Easy Ferrer and produced by Star Cinema, “Momshies! Ang Soul Mo’y Akin” was first released last May 28 and can still be streamed on KTX.ph, iWant TFC, TFC IPTV, Sky Cable PPV, Cignal PPV, and Upstream! So, for those who haven’t watched it yet, you may get your tickets now via solo.to/cinexpress!

You may also catch Jolina, Melai, and Karla in Magandang Buhay, weekday mornings on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z Channel 11.