JuanBie for Inside Showbiz Weekly

  • March 12, 2018
  • INSIDESHOWBIZ.PH TEAM

MAKING WAVES

The right time has come for JM de Guzman and Barbie Imperial, JuanBie, as they embark on their biggest break in showbiz to date.

It is a picture-perfect afternoon. The seawater is tranquil. The sun is not so punishing. The clouds are like light strokes painted on the bright blue sky. Everything is calm. More so are the people at the beach location. In the midst of a whole-day taping, the crew and cast seem to be relaxed. It is a laidback set and its leading man is just as chill. JM de Guzman enters the scene, a picture of calm and composure with his deep-set eyes and gentle demeanor. Yet, he admits to feeling a little bit uneasy lately.

JM de Guzman (@1migueldeguzman ) vows to do better this time as he headlines a new soap with neophyte leading lady Barbie Imperial (@itsbarbieimperial ). When news broke out that Barbie Imperial was JM’s leading lady, such announcement was not warmly welcomed by a few. Some critics point out that Barbie is lacking in acting skills, fearing that the Pinoy Big Brother alumna will fall short whenever she has to measure up to JM’s acting skills.

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Photography by Jerick Sanchez (@jericksanchez )
Sittings Editor Nic Magquilat (@nicmagquilat )
Video by Brianna Cardenas (@briacardenas )
Text by Rosy Mina (@lookingrosy )

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Star Magic (@starmagicphils )
#InsideShowbizLovesJuanBie #JMdeGuzman #BarbieImperial

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REFRESHING TANDEM

When news broke out that Barbie Imperial was JM’s leading lady, such announcement was not warmly welcomed by a few. Some critics point out that Barbie is lacking in acting skills, fearing that the Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) alumna will fall short whenever she has to measure up to JM’s acting skills. JM was quick to defend his new screen partner.

Ganoon naman talaga. Lahat naman kami as artists dumadaan doon sa doubts. Pero maganda nga ‘yun dahil challenging. Actually, same din naman ‘yung pressure sa akin. Sinasabi na ganiyan [magaling] ako, paano kung hindi?” He laughs. “Eh ‘di sablay din. Parehas lang ang amount of pressure samin ni Barbie. Depende lang kung paano namin i-handle.”

This interview was held on just their fifth day of working together on the set. So far, JM says his working experience with Barbie has been all good. “Relaxed lang tapos sobrang gaan,” he says. “She’s very down-to-earth, madaling maka-connect sa kaniya at seryoso siya sa trabaho.” Barbie adds, “Tahimik talaga si JM. Mabait pero makulit din. Seryoso ‘pag dating sa work.”

She admits to still feeling nervous whenever JM is around. “Na-pressure ako kasi two years palang ako sa showbiz tapos siya ang tagal-tagal na niya. Kaya thankful ako kasi ito na ‘yun, andito na.” Will their tandem work? JM would just like to keep things simple by letting the show speak for itself. “Para sa akin, No.1 ‘yung trust. Trust kay Barbie, sa sarili ko, sa director, sa team namin, at sa script.”

JM de Guzman vows to do better this time as he headlines a new soap with neophyte leading lady Barbie Imperial. When news broke out that Barbie Imperial was JM’s leading lady, such announcement was not warmly welcomed by a few. Some critics point out that Barbie is lacking in acting skills, fearing that the Pinoy Big Brother alumna will fall short whenever she has to measure up to JM’s acting skills.

Know more about this newest showbiz tandem on the latest issue of Inside Showbiz Weekly. Download the FLIP 100 app (@flip100ph ) on App Store and Google Play! 
Photography by Jerick Sanchez (@jericksanchez )
Sittings Editor Nic Magquilat (@nicmagquilat )
Video by Brianna Cardenas (@briacardenas )
Text by Rosy Mina (@lookingrosy )

Special Thanks to 
Star Magic (@starmagicphils )
#InsideShowbizLovesJuanBie #JMdeGuzman #BarbieImperial

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NATURAL CHEMISTRY

This early on, there are already fans of the JM and Barbie pairing. These newfound fans, who call the two JuanBie (JM stands for Juan Miguel), join in the rally of their longtime solid fans who have been rooting for JM or Barbie ever since. No one knows how their chemistry will turn out to be until the cameras start rolling. And even if they look good together on the monitors and in stills, no one would still know if they will click until the show finally airs.

But one thing is for certain, the JM and Barbie pairing is a far cry from other love teams that have something going on behind the camera. Theirs is a tandem that relies solely on their onscreen chemistry and acting capabilities. Their chemistry is unforced, without any need for public declarations of love.

JM thinks that the viewers should watch out for how Adrian and Michelle will weather the storms. “Kung paano nila mabibigyan ng justice ‘yung love with all the problems na mayroon sila,” he says of what the viewers should look forward to the most. As for Barbie, she says that there are a lot of exciting things in the story of Adrian and Michelle. “Sobrang magkaiba ‘yung ugali ni Adrian at ni Michelle. Aabangan nila dito kung paano napalambot ni Michelle ‘yung puso ni Adrian.”

Aside from being assured that JM and Barbie are just banking on their onscreen personas, the public can also expect that they will give their best in every scene. They are dreamers with head-on focus. They are fighters with strong will and determination. They promise to be as dedicated to their craft as they have been since day one.

Photography by Jerick Sanchez / Sittings Editor Nic Magquilat / Words by Rosy Mina/ Video by Bria Cardenas / Special Thanks to Star Magic

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