JM de Guzman Defends Barbie Imperial from Critics

  • March 5, 2018

Many showbiz enthusiasts are excited for the comeback of renowned actor JM de Guzman. This 2018, the 29-year-old lead star of box office hit That Thing Called Tadhana is back for the second time around to doing what he really loves—acting.

Related: JM de Guzman Pairs Up With Barbie Imperial for Araw Gabi

After battling drug addiction, ABS-CBN and Star Magic give JM another chance to showcase his astounding acting chops with a teleserye comeback titled Araw Gabi; a Precious Hearts Romances instalment where he will be working with showbiz neophyte Barbie Imperial who’s 10 years younger than him.

Araw Gabi with @itsbarbieimperial . sanay inyong abangan. 🙏

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Thank you labtim @1migueldeguzman ☺️ #ArawGabiSOON @arawgabi.abscbn 🌗

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The announcement of their “odd” pairing, as how others describe it, broke the internet and garnered different criticisms from the netizens—especially from those who admire JM as a professional actor who’s been working in the biz for more than a decade now.

The reveal of JuanBie (Juan Miguel – Barbie) tandem wasn’t warmly welcomed at first. Many critics say that Barbie is still an amateur to be paired with someone like JM. In an interview of Inside Showbiz Weekly during JuanBie’s cover shoot in Anilao Batangas on Ferbuary 23, JM defended his newest leading lady from all the doubters.

“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 laughed. “Eh ‘di sablay din. Parehas lang ang amount of pressure namin ni Barbie. Depende lang kung paano namin i-handle,” he said.

Getting to know each other is always the best stage. ❤ #PHRArawGabi #RSBDramaUnit

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Even though some people aren’t ready  to see JM share the screen with a newbie, many fans are still excited to see what the peculiar love team has to offer.

Watch out for Inside Showbiz Weekly featuring Barbie Imperial and JM de Guzman this coming weekend!

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