You know you’ve seen them already; they are familiar faces on the television screen. Sue Ramirez was Anna in Hanggang Saan as well as Catleya in La Luna Sangre and Ligaya in Pangako Sa ‘Yo. She is also a co-host and performer on Sunday variety program ASAP. Jameson Blake, meanwhile, was Fort in A Love to Last and is currently seen on It’s Showtime as a member of the Hashtags as well as on sitcom Home Sweetie Home as Luke. Markus Paterson, who was a contestant in reality singing competition Pinoy Boyband Superstar, is part of the daytime drama Sana Dalawa Ang Puso. This time around, they are the main headliners of a movie, no less.
The three young stars comprise the lead cast of Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi. Such big screen project is an official entry to the 2018 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP). The romantic-comedy tells the tale of Norma, played by Sue, who is diagnosed with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS). The movie tackles her love triangle with brothers Aries (Jameson) and Leo (Markus) in a way that is said to be unconventional.
“It’s very refreshing. Bagong-bago ‘yung kuwento. Wala pa tayong naririnig na ganito. Sino ang makakaisip na may babaeng allergic sa Wi-Fi? It’s something na hindi pa talaga nakikita ng mga tao before. Maybe never heard pa nga eh. Siguro ‘yun ‘yung pinaka edge ng movie,” Sue tells Inside Showbiz Weekly. “Sabi ko nga, maipalabas lang ‘yung pelikula namin, ang laking bagay na nun pero the fact na nakasama kami sa PPP, it’s an even bigger thing for us.”
What made Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi more memorable for them is that they were able to strengthen their bond given that they are really friends off cam. “It was such a surreal experience especially working with my best friends. It was like a walk in a park. Nahirapan lang kami sa kilig-kiligan kasi Sue is my best friend so it’s kinda like weird but we had to do it. It’s the job,” says Markus.
Jameson chimes in, “When you work with someone you really know, you don’t really have to build up the chemistry. Parang andun na. So kami ni Markus, there was no awkwardness or anything. It was just the being new to acting together in a movie.” He then talks about his leading lady: “Sobrang chill lang. I like Sue. Walang bigat. You won’t really feel pressure or anything. Si Sue is just very laidback lang. We’re just having fun.”
Sue reacts hilariously to working with Markus and Jameson for the first time: “Nakakaloka kasi boyfriend ko dito si Markus eh sobra kaming mag-barkada ni Markus so malaking challenge para sa aming dalawa. Mas madaling mag-go through working hours, pagod, at init kapag magaan ‘yung mga kasama mo eh, kapag nag-e-enjoy ka sa company na meron ka. So sobrang kulitan lang kami talaga. Naging sobrang madaling working place ‘yung set namin kasi happy lang eh. Walang nega.”
With all the good things happening in the careers of Sue, Jameson, and Markus, the three celebrities say they just want to remain focused on their craft. They are grateful for being part of Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wi-Fi and would want moviegoers to learn a thing or two from their film. “Gusto ko manood sila para sa sarili nila kasi ang daming lessons na matututunan atsaka maganda talaga ‘yung film. Hindi kayo magsisisi pagkalabas niyo sa sinehan. Itaga niyo sa bato, napakahusay ni Direk Jun,” declares Sue.
She goes on, “From the story, ang natutunan ko talaga is take your chances. Huwag mo nang palampasin kasi you never know baka hindi mo na makuha ulit ‘yung chance. Kapag may tao kang mahal, sabihin mo na sa kaniya na mahal mo siya. Cliché siya pero ‘pag napanood niyo ‘yung pelikula, ma-ge-gets ninyo kung bakit. At importance of family, malaking support system talaga siya sa tao.”
As for what is coming up in Sue’s career, she makes clear what she wants to achieve: “I will always be aiming for something, not fame, but ‘yung experience of having to work with different people.” The rumored lady love of Boyband PH member Joao Constancia continues, “Gusto ko mag-comedy, sitcom, at action. Actually ‘yun lang naman ang goal ko sa career ko, na magawa ko lahat. Kung magkakaroon ng mas sweet pa kay Norma, sige kakagatin ko iyan. I’m just willing to learn every time na mabigyan ako ng job, gusto ko lang lagi akong may matututunan.”