Thwarted romance gets a do-over in Jane-Jerome starrer

/ 12:05 AM May 27, 2019

Jane Oineza (left) and Jerome Ponce

Pourquoi moi? Pourquoi toi? Pourquoi pas? (Why me? Why you? Why not?) Those questions run through our mind as we search for “the one.” That’s what Regal Films’ “Finding You” delves into. The film, which opens on May 29, is topbilled by Barbie Imperial, Jerome Ponce and Jane Oineza. Get set for “achy breaky” hugot lines galore.

Here’s my chat with Jane (JO) and Jerome (JP):


What stands out in your memory, and what would you rather forget?

JO: I will never forget my “Pinoy Big Brother” days because that was when I matured a lot. I would not want to forget anything in my past because every good or bad experience molded me into who I am now.


JP: What stands out is how my dad raised me. I want to forget about the heartbreaks.

What will it take for your “thwarted romance” to blossom?

JO: It’s no longer possible because Jerome already has a girlfriend (laughs). As for other unresolved chapters of my life, consistency and clarification are needed.

What are the changes you noticed in each other since the last time you worked together in 2015?

JO: Jerome’s maturity as a person and as an actor. I saw his drive to learn how to portray his complex role in our movie, a person with hyperthymesia.

JP: Jane’s independence. We have become more professional.

How will you know if you found “the one?”


JO: I think we all have our destined partners, who will come at the right time. Personally, I would say that I already found “the one” if he’s someone I wouldn’t get bored talking to. He has to have a good sense of humor and is mature in making important decisions.

JP: When she’s someone who won’t let go of me, no matter what, and will never stop adjusting.

What’s the toughest part of being a millennial?

JO: Proving people wrong that we are being babied. Many of us work hard.

JP: Fitting in, according to the dictates of social media.

Do you get threatened by younger stars who are being groomed for stardom?

JO: Not at all. We all have our time to shine. Each of us has our own path.

JP: Nope. There’s room for everybody. We all have different talents to offer.

Do you prefer being in a love team or going solo?

JO: Either. Whatever the project requires.

JP: It depends. Whatever it is, I’m game.

What did your movie teach you about love and relationships?

JO: Sometimes, we take the people around us for granted. And at times, what’s meant for us is still coming. We just have to keep loving. We must not restrain ourselves from getting to know a potential partner more because we get to know ourselves better in the process.

JP: Do all your best so you won’t lose the one you love. Acceptance. Everything happens for a reason.

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