Jessy Mendiola, JC de Vera go ‘light’ in new series

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The newest project is a welcome deviation from the pair’s already established and accepted roles

The newest project is a welcome deviation from the pair’s already established and accepted roles

Fresh from the success of their first ever soap You’re My Home, rising tandem Jessy Mendiola and JC de Vera are onto giving “kilig vibes” this time through Wansapanataym Presents: Just Got Laki.

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Mendiola and de Vera happily welcomed the first time that they would be working on something that is for the young ones and the young-at-heart through the award-winning fantasy-drama anthology show.

“Siyempre may ligawan and mga things na very different from You’re My Home kasi nga ‘yun heavy drama ito very light lang at may kilig,” de Vera said.

“It’s something different from what we usually do and siyempre given our personal life,” said Mendiola.

De Vera points out that their newest project is a welcome deviation from their already established and accepted roles.

“Wider lang ‘yung range na makikita. Siyempre hindi lang sa isang angle na heavy drama and comedy like sa Banana Sundae. Very far from sexy very far from the different genres that we are used to,” he said.

The leading man takes the role of Macky, a young boy who transformed into an adult overnight after munching on a magic candy. Mendiola, meanwhile, will be taking on the role of Isabel, the gracious daughter of the candy store owner where Macky’s mother played by Angel Aquino happens to work.

The show’s romance angle will center on Macky’s longstanding admiration of Isabel, which transcended even though he transformed into an adult.

Instead of getting “too mechanical” with their acting, Mendiola shared that their approach was “not to prepare for” the show in order to make their performances and approach as natural as possible.

Meanwhile, still overwhelmed by the amount of support that they are getting from their followers, Mendiola and de Vera are hoping for the best for their Wansapanataym episode.

“Habang ginagawa namin ito parang sinasabi namin ‘Sana ‘yung next natin light lang,” said Mendiola.

The first of six episodes earned 26.8 ra­tings last Sunday at ABS-CBN. Watch more “kilig” episodes of Jessy Mendiola & JC de Vera in Wansapanataym Presents: Just Got Laki on Sundays directed by Jojo Saguin and Allan Chanliongco.

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