Natural Nadine, ‘super close’ with James

/ 12:05 AM July 22, 2015

CHAIN letters have been around long before the age of e-mail. These days, there are even chain SMS messages. It may be wrong to believe in such missives, but this phenomenon is nonetheless a reality in modern times.

Highlighting this superstitious belief, Viva Films comes up with a suspense-thriller, Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Chain Mail” (opens today), which gathers three of today’s hottest young stars, Nadine Lustre, Shy Carlos and Meg Imperial.


It delves into the mysterious and tragic deaths of several people who have received a cursed e-mail. Watch it and watch out!

Here’s my tête-à-tête with Nadine:


What makes your love team with James Reid different from other tandems?

We’re just being ourselves. As for other tandems, each one of us is unique and different naman.

What’s the craziest thing that you’ve done with James?

It’s not really crazy, but I could say that it was one of my best experiences with James: Driving through the Golden Gate Bridge in a top-down car.

What stage is your friendship with James in?

Super close.

How do you feel when people say that you look like Kathryn Bernardo? Is it an advantage or a disadvantage?


NADINE Lustre prefers not to plan her future and leans toward spontaneity.

NADINE Lustre prefers not to plan her future and leans toward spontaneity.

It’s an advantage and a disadvantage at the same time. I’m used to it so it doesn’t bother me as much as before.

What do you find hard to understand about boys?

Their emotions.

What’s your guilty pleasure?


What turns you off?

Bad attitude.

If you could be a guy for a month, who would you want to be and why?

Johnny Depp. He’s the best.

Do you believe in chain letters?

We all get chain mail. Thing is, it’s not always real.

What’s the worst rumor about you? How did you handle it?

That I had my nose done. That I had my face enhanced. It wasn’t really the worst, but that was silly. People use those rumors against me all the time.

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

As much as possible, I don’t want to plan my future. I want everything to be spontaneous.

What’s the best part of being Nadine?

Everything. I love being me. All the experiences, all the memories, all the people in my life, even all the hardships, all obstacles that I’ve gone through.

I don’t regret anything because it made me who I am today. It made me a better person. I love the life that I have.

Kapamilya’s secret

CHARO Santos-Concio: Our shows highlight Filipino stories.

CHARO Santos-Concio: Our shows highlight Filipino stories.

What is ABS-CBN’s secret formula behind its successful TV programs, which have recently posted high ratings, boosting the network’s overall audience share?

Kapamilya network president and chief executive officer Charo Santos-Concio attributes it to content that pays tribute to Filipinos’ admirable qualities.

“It’s not about us anymore. It’s about the inspiring nature of the Filipino,” said Concio during her speech at the Fifty Shades of Marketing conference held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila recently.

“Be Careful With My Heart” and “Forevermore,” she said, were loved by viewers because these shows highlighted Filipino values and mirrored true stories. She said that one of the things that Filipinos treasure the most is the integrity of the family, which inspires them to persevere through hard times.

To the Filipino, family is everything. “All successes and failures are always appreciated in the context of family,” she elaborated.

Concio pointed out that “Forevermore” showcased the value of community in the fictional La Presa.

“‘Forevermore’ acknowledged the goodness of the Filipino,” she said. Affirming the Filipino identity also makes ABS-CBN’s content “a source of inspiration and strength to recharge” one’s fighting spirit.

Viva la vida Kapamilya!

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