BUDDY BODIES by Mildred
Showbiz Manila, Oct 2000
There's a new love team in the 'biz. And they seem to be paired on
pretty well. I'm talking about Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa.
These two are great together. They both possess a certain charm and
wit that's why people accepted their team-up right away. Fans say that
they look good together and we think so, too.
Here's a brief interview with Jericho and Kristine regarding their
relationship on and off screen.
JERICHO: I think all love teams are being
linked together. People see us often and they think there is something
going on. At this point, our relationship is purely friendship and
work-related lead to something more than friendship because it's not
KRISTINE: Maybe because we're a love team
that's why we're being linked together. We can't avoid that. For me
being linked together means we're effective partners. We are able to
get interested in our love team at marami kaming napapakilig. Though
in real life, we're very close now as compared before. We're starting
to enjoy our friendship.
Why did you think people found you compatible as
JERICHO: I think because of our chemistry. I
think our loveteam started when Kristine guested in Munting Paraiso.
She played the role of my girlfriend but we had to part ways because
her family had to move to another place. Malou Santos saw the
chemistry and she made Kristine a mainstay. So that’s it...
KRISTINE: Like Jericho said, our team-up worked
well in Munting Paraiso. Then, he guested in my Star Drama which
turned out to be a high-rating episode. Tapos ruby-ruby na sa FLAMES.
Now he’s a semi-regular of Richard Loves Lucy and he’ll be my
partner there. We are compatible as acting partners because we already
Do you consider yourself as a famous on-screen
JERICHO: On TV, in a way yes. We are still
starting and we hope to duplicate our popularity in movies also.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being
KRISTINE: The advantages are we are able to
entertain a lot of people and give them joy. Being a celebritries, we
have the privilege to work with different people. It’s profitable
and fun. The disadvantage I think is that we live like a fish in an
aquarium, lahat ng ginagawa mo, pinapanood ng mga tao. We are
sometimes victimized by character assassination. There is always a
misconception about us. Fans easily believe whatever they read in
newspapers and magazines.They expect a lot from us not realizing we
are also human and prone to making foolish mistakes. I hate being
linked to different guys like the issue with me and DJ Mo and also
with Marvin Agustin. I hate it because it’s not true.
Jericho, have you totally recovered from being
identified as Angelika’s original love team mate.
JERICHO: Slowly yes. The fact that people
accepted my team-up with Kristine only meant that I already left
Angelika’s shadow. She’s in another station now and I am with ABS
so there’s no chance of us being together at work anymore.
Kristine, you’re considered to be one of the most
promising young actresses, has your looks and being a talent of ABS-CBN
helped you a lot?
KRISTINE: My looks is an advantage they say.
But I don’t want to just have the looks. You have to have talent
also. In the end, yun pa rin ang mangingibabaw. Being an ABS-CBN
talent is really a big help. It’s giving me good beaks considering
that they are the largest network. It’s a good venue not only for me
but for all the stars of ABS.
Dream movie with Kristine/Jericho?
JERICHO: A heart-warming love story na tatatak
sa isip ng mga tao just like Titanic.
KRISTINE: Jericho is a very good actor so love
story na may pagka-heavy drama.
Big breaks in terms of your acting skills?
JERICHO: It was Maalala Mo Kaya’s Pampang
episode with Dante Rivero for me in 1998 which won for me the Star
Awards Best Single Performance by an Actor and as Best New Promising
Male Star. Du'n nila nakita yung acting ko it really helped me a lot.
KRISTINE: Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako. Dito
ako piniga nang husto ni Direk Olive Lamazan. I developed my acting
here because I played a much mature role. I learned to cry most of the
time in this series. It was a good break because I was able to prove
to myself my worth as an actress.
What can you say about Jericho/Kristine?
JERICHO: Except from the fact that she’s one
of the most beautiful actresses we have right now, not everybody knows
that Tin is a very sweet and nice girl. She’s sensitive and childish
sometimes. Maybe because she’s only sixteen. Contrary to their
impression about linking her to some other guys, she’s conservative.
I like her because she’s a good friend.
KRISTINE: Ekong is a nice guy naman. I admire
him as a good actor. Makulit lang siya in a way na laging nang-aasarsa
telepono at laging nanghihiram ng charger ng cellphone kasi lagi
niyang nakakalimutan. We don’t like each other before but now we
both agree on a lot of things and we get along very well.
If there would be one thing that would end your
partnership, what would it be and why?
JERICHO: If we don’t feel working with each
other anymore. If that would be the case then we won’t effective
anymore. Our loveteam per se is not permanent. This is not true only
for us but for all loveteams as well. There will always come a time
when we have to grow and move on as individual actor and actress.
KRISTINE: If we are not effective anymore as
partners. Eventually we will part ways, as a loveteam. We have to
mature as an artist. I think that's it.
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