Rhea Manila Santos July 23, 2015 02:47 AM
After their stint in Wansapanataym and Maalaala Mo Kaya Valentine’s Day episode, James Reid and Nadine Lustre admit they felt overwhelmed after being offered a major project with the Kapamilya network. The two are set to star in the soap On the Wings of Love under Dreamscape Entertainment later this year.
“Of course I’m thankful to be part of Dreamscape and I’m glad we get to do this together. We’ve gone through this whole journey together and I’m really glad. It’s hard to digest and to actually realize that we have a full teleserye to ourselves. It’s ours so we feel a lot of pressure but we’re so excited. I think we only found out about this one month ago. But we’re excited to have a full-length teleserye kasi we did Wansapanataym with Dreamscape before. I’m really excited but I don’t know what to expect yet. It’s going to be a learning experience,” James shared during the On the Wings of Love presscon held last February 13 inside ABS-CBN.
In the series, James gets to play a role of a balikbayan from the states. “I play the character of Clark Jones, named after Clark Airbase and he is part of the love triangle between Arjo Atayde and Nadine Lustre. I’m not sure how much we can reveal yet,” he admitted.
His leading lady Nadine said she can’t wait for her most major role to date. “Ang character ko dito si Lea. Very simple siya. She’s a dreamer tapos hopeless romantic siya. Parang she believes in the fairytale kind of love. Daddy ko dito si sir Joel Torre and kapatid ko si Miss Bianca Manalo,” she said.
The 21-year-old actress says she will try her best for the sake of their stellar supporting cast which also includes comedian Nanette Inventor. “Kami lang ni James yung ngayon pa lang mag-so-soap. Everyone else in the cast has been doing soaps na so we’re really really excited. I’m pressured lang for myself to always be consistent in doing my best talaga and para maging consistent na 100% lagi yung effort,” she added.
As with any celebrity, JaDine knows that it cannot be helped that they be compared with other popular pairs especially with Kathniel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) who also has their own upcoming soap remake of Pangako Sa ‘Yo. “For me siguro mas na-pressure ako dito kasi teleserye. We’re used to shooting movies where it’s more laid back. But it’s a full-length teleserye and it’s my first time so I really want to give my best that’s all. So I’m pretty nervous (laughs) But the fans make it easier for us. Because they give us so much support and they’re just as excited for us, even more excited than we are. Being compared with others, it’s been like that for us from the start,” James explained.
Nadine said it is not an issue for them now. “Medyo nag-die down na din yung pag-ko-compare but then we’re just really happy na may project kami and that we’re doing well pa rin. Medyo nag-die down na kasi yung issue.”
The two admitted that for Valentine’s day this year, they will be together for both professional and personal reasons. “We actually have our own plans. She has plans for us and I also have plans. My album kick-off is coming out tomorrow also. So we’ll be promoting my album also,” he said.
Nadine said she is looking forward to a surprise from her closest friend in showbiz. “May plano siya (laughs) Hindi ko alam. Si James na lang tanungin niyo (laughs). For Close-Up ininvite ko siya. Gumawa na ako ng plano but then sinabi nila sa akin huwag ako gumawa ng plans ng gabing yun kasi he has plans nga daw. We have work din so after nung work namin tuloy-tuloy na kami. We have Showtime and we have a mall show sa Fairview Terraces so busy din,” she added.