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‘We fell in love…,’ say Rhian, JM on first team-up as actors-producers

/ 03:22 PM October 31, 2018

Rhian Ramos and JM De Guzman share their experiences both as executive producers and actors of their first team-up in the upcoming film “Kung Paano Siya Nawala.”

During the movie’s media launch on Wednesday, Ramos and De Guzman talked about what urged them to invest in the film and how was it like to work with each other for the first time.

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Rhian Ramos and JM De Guzman 

De Guzman admitted there were struggles along the way before the two were finalized as the cast, but said: “Para sa akin kasi, yung materyal and yung mga taong makakatrabaho. Medyo hassle yung process pero pinaglaban namin.”

Meanwhile, Ramos recounted how Director Joel Ruiz told them about the story and how they “individually fell in love with the stories” of their characters.

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The challenges that arose had to alter Ruiz’s “vision” of the film and Ramos said, “E ako, I was so sold on the movie, so sold on the way he presented it and I believed in what he wanted to achieve.”

“And that’s what inspired me to invest in the movie. Also, so that we could not just do the movie but do it right,” she added.

If given a chance to produce again, Ramos said: “I would still produce again if the project meant this much to me.”

The Kapuso star also shared how she treats investing or anything that has to do with money: “You only do it if you’re prepared for it not to come back, but you’re still happy that you did it. Because you believed in it that much.”

For De Guzman, “It’s something na gusto kong gawin sa future. Mismong producing, maging director din someday. Isa sa mga suntok sa buwan kong pangarap yun.”

On working with De Guzman for the first time, Ramos shared: “I always felt instantly comfortable with JM. I felt like he was the guy version of me, in some ways.”

De Guzman, on the other hand, admitted he was overawed by Ramos before: “At first, akala ko mahihirapan akong kumonek sa kanya, naiintimidate kasi ako, to be honest. Pera sobrang mali yung naisip ko na yon. Sobrang dali niyang pakisamahan.”

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“Kung Paano Siya Nawala” tells the story of how De Guzman’s character, Lio, crosses paths with Shana, played by Rhian Ramos and struggles to build a relationship because of his face blindness condition.

The film under TBA Studios directed and written by Joel Ruiz is scheduled for release this November 14, 2018./ac

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