Rhian’s tips on mending a broken heart
Since Rhian Ramos is from GMA 7 and Zanjoe Marudo is from ABS-CBN, it’s quite a treat to see them together for the first time on the big screen. They set aside the “network war” and declared a truce by starring in Cineko Productions and Star Cinema’s “Fallback.”
A fallback guy or girl is sort of an “insignificant other” or, to put it bluntly, a “spare tire.” When our heart is in limbo after a breakup, we try to have fun with the wrong ones until the right one comes along. That’s what “fallbacks” are for.
The characters that Rhian and Zanjoe portray in their screen rom-com will take us on a topsy-turvy journey to “happy-never-after.”
Here’s my chat with Rhian:
Did you ever have a fallback guy? I was once a fallback girl for a guy who had a girlfriend but still courted me. I was into him, but I couldn’t take him seriously knowing he was already in a relationship. I eventually got over it—or so I thought—and had a different boyfriend. Then, I found out that he and his girlfriend broke up. I didn’t realize it at the time but, subconsciously, he became my fallback. We ended up becoming a couple when my boyfriend and I broke up.
Does “love on the rebound” work? I’m not sure about the potential of a rebound lasting. What people get from a rebound is the restoration of the confidence that they lost during their last heartbreak.
What are your tips on mending a broken heart? The healthiest way is to focus on all the other areas of life that you can improve. Work out a lot, spend time making family happy, make more money, or if you’re an artist, write more/ paint more.
What did you discover about Zanjoe? At first, I found him quite mysterious and a challenge to get to know. We didn’t instantly click, and we were quite shy with each other for the first few shooting days.
I like his unique, subtle sense of humor. Sometimes, he randomly delivers a punchline that only the people who know him will be able to catch, and it almost makes me feel lucky to connect.
What are your thoughts on jealousy and infidelity? I’m not a particularly jealous person, which tends to make my patience towards jealousy very short. I don’t want to spend time worrying about infidelity, either, because the Philippines is just so small and we’re all chismosas and chismosos, so if someone were to be unfaithful to me, the chances that I won’t find out are slim.
Would you consider transferring to ABS-CBN? I usually answer all the “what ifs” with “never say never.” What I appreciate is that the movie scene is expanding, and I’m lucky enough that my home network allows me to work with actors from ABS-CBN.
Which relationship is harder to save: when the guy wants out, or when the girl wants out? It’s harder when the guy wants out. They’re pretty relentless about the things they want. Girls can try to make certain situations work, even if they aren’t ideal. But, in the same way, when a guy falls in love, they fall pretty deep, and they can’t be stopped.
For someone like you who’s so poised, have you had any “wa-poise” moment? Truthfully, I’m not poised at all. The joke is that I have a 20-minute allotment of poise per day, then “kukuba na ako.”
What do you find hard to understand about men? That many of the guys I know can’t take what they dish out. They want to make fun of you, but if you do the same, they take it personally.
What don’t people know about Rhian Ramos?
If you want to hear something light, here goes: I always wear black, love math, I can’t jump rope, and I have been writing songs lately (laughs). INQ
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