Janine Gutierrez has a new romance film in the works.
The GMA-7 actress will be starring in the upcoming T-Rex Entertainment film, If We Don't Make It, opposite ABS-CBN leading man, Paulo Avelino.
"I'm excited to work with him kasi I also know that he chooses his projects well," Janine told PEP.ph in an interview on July 16.
"When I found out na game siya, parang lalo na reinforce na, yeah, it's really nice nga kasi gusto rin niya."
The 29-year-old actress said she enjoys working in films because it opens up the opportunity to collaborate with talents from other networks.
"Kasi usually sa network, umiikot yung mga nakakatrabaho mo, 'di ba?
"In movies, it's like a whole other world kasi you get to work with people na napapanood mo lang.
"Dun ko nakakatrabaho yung mga tao na I wouldn't normally get to work with."
One of Janine's major projects for 2019 was the romance film, Elise, opposite Enchong Dee, who is also from the Kapamilya network.
Janine and Paulo will play "two people who are more than friends but less than lovers" in If We Don't Make It.
Janine describes it as a story about the "what ifs" of life.
She says, "Parang, you know how everyone has that one person in their life na parang 'what if' nila? Yung parang you almost become something but not really? So, there's always that lingering feeling na what if I actually told me I liked him or we actually tried? Or if we're still together? So medyo ganun siya."
Will Janine's next leading man be her rumored boyfriend Rayver Cruz?
The Kapuso talent said, "I don't think so. Parang wala pang balita."
But she looks forward to the day that it will happen.
If so, Janine hopes she and Rayver will act in a teleserye together.
"Teleserye kasi we're already in the same network, so parang why not?
"I really want to work with him."
Rayver answered, "Mukha naman akong timang kung sasabihin kong ayoko siyang makatrabaho, 'di ba?
"E, nandito na kami sa isang istasyon.
"So eventually, hopefully, kapag inukol na ng GMA, of course, gusto ko talagang makatrabaho si Janine."
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