Sunday, June 2, 2019

Repost: James Reid Out of 'Pedro Penduko' Due to Spinal Injury

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Source: www.pikapika.ph

This may break the heart of James Reid’s fans but the handsome actor has just formally bid goodbye to what would have been his first full-length action-fantasy titular role as Pedro Penduko.

Viva Films, James’s home studio and the same company that is producing the iconic movie, released a statement Friday, May 31, saying that it “has accepted the withdrawal of James Reid from the movie Pedro Penduko.”

The official statement adds that James’s withdrawal from the project had something to do with his present medical conditon:  “James has spinal injuries and the film Pedro Penduko involves intensive training and major stunts.  His regular therapy and treatment prohibits him to train hard or perform for the rigid requirements.”

James, who has been training intensely in parkour, martial arts and martial arts weaponry since early last year, will instead do a reunion movie with his on-and-off-screen sweetheart, Nadine Lustre. The movie, called Spellbound, will be a Pinoy adaptation of the hit Korean movie of the same title.

Viva’s full statement reads:

“Viva Films regretfully announces that it has accepted the withdrawal of James Reid from the movie Pedro Penduko for medical reasons. 

James has spinal injuries and the film Pedro Penduko involves intensive training and major stunts. His regular therapy and treatment prohibits him to train hard or perform for the rigid requirements.  

James has spent over a year training and getting ready for this film and Viva truly appreciates his dedication and commitment to this project. Viva respects James decision and wishes him a speedy recovery.

In the works is a reunion movie with Nadine Lustre.  It will be a remake of the hit Korean movie, Spellbound.”

Pedro Penduko, the Pinoy superhero character created by National Artist for Literature Francisco V. Coching, has been adapted for films quite a number of times since 1954. But the modern-day take—which is to be directed by Treb Monteras (Respeto)—was based on Epik Studios’ comic of the same name. It would kickstart with a young Pinoy guy from the States who returns to the Philippines after his father’s mysterious death. He begins his adventures there.

[Epik Studios is a mixed-media creative hub that’s also run by Viva Films.]

Viva has yet to announce who will replace James for the role. 

138 comments:

  1. Great! He's such a ham actor. Plus he has poor command of Filipino language. What a bad combination to have.

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    1. hahahahaha Anon 12.33 True! Apir!

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    2. 123 1248 pareho kayong poor ang reading comprehension. Sabi kasi the role is of a young pinoy guy who is from the states and will return to the philippines after his fathers death. So it will fit james to a tee

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    3. If u dont know pedro penduko 2:26, the shut ur mouth. They modify the whole story and essence of pedro penduko just suit james' issue with filipino fluency and ham acting. U also said it "So it will fit james"

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    4. U already said it 2:26. "So it will fit james". The REAL pedro penduko is not from states. Pedro penduko was born and raised in Ph. Just look at previous actors who portray Pedro, despite they were not full blooded Pinoy, they still portray the character as it is.

      Kay james lng binago just to fit his poor Filipino fluency and ham acting

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    5. 2:26 we all know naman na ginawang half foreign ang character dahil kay james aminin mo man yan o hindi.

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    6. 2:26 sa lahat ng nag portray ng Pedro Penduko, hindi naging balikbayan si Pedro or amboy from Janno to Matt. Pilipino, kabataan, kengkoy.

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    7. I disagree with “ham actor.” He’s actually very good in that last movie with Nadine.

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    8. Haha. 2:26, ganito yun kaya nila ginanyan yun story para di naman nkakatawa na may accent si pedro penduko. Originally, pedro penduko is mahirap at lumaki sa Pinas, gets? So yung story ang nag adjust. Tama lang na pull out na siya para ibalik yung original story.

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    9. 7:53 I watched the same movie. He wasn't acting but more of reciting a poem.

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    10. The orig pedro penduko is kenkoy and jologs and born and raised sa pinas. To change his story just to fit James is plain BS. Sorry, not sorry to see him go!

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    11. Hindi po binago dahil kay James. May reimagined version p0 ang Pedro penduko sa comics since 2016 pa Kaya dun binase Yung gagawin sa ang movie. Lol

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  2. Anong nangyayari lahat may injury

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    1. Palusot na lang yata yang "injury" minsan kasi sa kalagitnaan nakikita na nila na parang hindi pala swak yung character sa mga napili nila

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    2. yung sa kanya totoong palusot lang talaga

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    3. Hindi naman kase kikita ang movie pag si James ang bida.

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  3. Ano ba kasi klasi training ng mga utaw dito sa pinas bakit sila nagkaka spinal injury?!

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    1. Scared maybe. Flop for sure. Kaya nga lahat nagbalikan sa LT. Lahat kumapit sa LT ngayon.

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    2. nakita ko pa dati may video na nagtraining si James ng mga stunts. So ano na nangyari? parang last year nag start na sila.

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  4. Palusiot. Flop in the making lang kasi kaya di na tuloy.

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  5. Hinde na nakakagulat. spinal Injury na yan. Expected na din. LOL. Hinde niya talaga bet ang acting he’s more on singing and hosting na Lang tska endorsing yung less stress and mabilis ang income.

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    1. Tamad in short. Lol!

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    2. Not even hosting!

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    3. Hosting? Sinubukan na sa noon time show, waley din

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    4. 12:45 and who are you to say that? E kung sa hindi un ang gusto niya e?

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    5. What I meant is judge! Yung idol thing ba yun. Lels

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    6. 144 Choosy ang mr. Lomis mo. Ayaw niya gawin kasi tinamtamad siya. Yun Lang yun.

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    7. 2:13, so what kung choosy si James, he earned it. Ikaw naman, habang buhay isang hamak na basher lang niya ang ambition mo.

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    8. i actually believe this hahaha

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    9. 2:59 James did not earn it LOL. He can’t act, might as well steer clear from jobs that challenge him to step up his game. That, or tamad lang talaga sya. Basta, he CANNOT act to save his life. 😂 - not 2:13

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    10. Mga tao dito ang gagaleng magsalita parang close kayo k James or sa director alam niyo buhay nila. Stop judging and putting down people kaya hirap umasenso ang Pinas sa gaya niyo!

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    11. I think medyo tamad nga sya at laid back ayaw ng napapagod ayaw ng stress, ayaw mahirap gagawin lng nya ung talagang gusto nya lng gawin ung passion nya which is music . Kaya im not supriswd

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  6. Ang bago nung nag-withraw because of “medical reason” then sabay release ng “training photos” for the role. LOL!

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  7. Ha? Faney ako ng dalawa ito. Naalala ko Sabi ni Nadine James stooped training because May injury siya sa arms ngayon naman spinal?

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    1. Sila sila naglolokohan hahahaha

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    2. Si nadine din, panay absent sa shooting dati kasi may problem daw sa spine. Pero panay liyad pag awrahan

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    3. 12:39, tigilan mo nga ang faney ako ng 2 ito. Lies... Ako pag ayaw ko ang LT, hindi na ako nag papanggap na tulad mo. Updated ka sa ganap sa Jadine, pero numero uno ka naman basher nila, eh di stalker ka. Paka sinungaling...

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    4. 133 bakit ka affected? Galit ka? Oh sige na nang mahimasan ka. Oo hater ako hater ako. Grabe ito! Liar ako? Paano mo alam? Close tayo? Ang babaw mo girl showbiz Lang ito ha At pankatuwaan. Alis Dito kung ayaw mo maka basa na kakainit ng ulo mo. Masydo ka picon

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    5. Girl 133 nsa fp k, whether u like it not, no one will sugar coat their words just to fit to u, to ur co fans, and to ur idols' liking

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    6. iisa na lang si 1:33 , nawaley na yung mga ibang utusan ng management.

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    7. 1:47 you just admitted, hater ka. But you previously claimed that you’re a fan. You can’t be a fan and a hater both at the same time. Then ngtatanong ka pa pano ka naging liar? -not 1:33

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    8. Dami kong tawa 1:22 hahahah

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  8. so sino ipapalit? under viva ito baka si xian lim or joseph marco

    to be honest james looks malamya

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    1. Marco Gumabao

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    2. Joseph Marco

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    3. Sam Concepcion.

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    4. Madaming pwede! paaudition na rin like darna haha

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    5. I hope they give it back to matt evans sya naman ang pedro penduko na napanood at nagustuhan ko si matt kasi magaling sa aksyon guapo din sya mahusay umarte. big break nya to sa movies.

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    6. Matt Evans is too old na, unless continuation ito nung part 1 na ginawa niya.

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  9. So bye bye Maria makiling na din?

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    1. Yep since package deal sila for this movie/project

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    2. Two in one package. Hahaha. Saklap pag package deal.

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  10. ibigay nila kay empoy

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    1. true! kasi comedy naman talaga yung character ni Pedro eversince.

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    2. ok din si empoy nalang comedy naman ang Pedro Penduko diba

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    3. bakit hindi? i like him.

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    4. Good idea. Sure hit.

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    5. Oo mas bagay pa. Ang mas marunong pa siguradong umarte!

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    6. Pwede naman, light-hearted fun naman ang Pedro Penduko and that’s his comedy style... yun nga lang, fezlak lels

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    7. Why not. Janno gibbs is the original pedro penduko remember.

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    8. nakakatuwa na marami agree dito na mas bagay ang pedro penduko kay empoy. 2:42 ano ba binigay nga nila dati kay janno ano rin ba fezlak nun

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    9. 3:33 kunting research din po. Janno was not the first Pedro penduko. May Efren Reyes, Sr at Ramon Zamora pa dati. Medyo action pa Ang Pedro penduko nun.

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    10. mas kikita pa bes.

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  11. And they expect people to buy this BS? HAHAHAHHA

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    1. Right? But I bet you may time yan mag clubbing at party LOL

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    2. 1:53, sorry ka na lang, tagal na give up clubbing nila James. Too busy with so many commitments and his record company.

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    3. ito yung mga injury na paiba iba. Dati paa naka wheelchair pa, napunta sa arms naman , ngayon sa spine naman umakyat ang injury.

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    4. Kala ata nila, shunga ang mga tao. Sinong niloko nila?

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    5. Malaki ang budget nitong pelikula. Viva doesn't want to take the risk anymore.

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  12. Sad ang mga Lomis. Huhuhuhu

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  13. im sorry pero palusot na lang yan. sana naman viva check niyo muna yung mga interviews ng alaga niyo before making the next and final announcement. ang hanash ni james sa shoulders siya may injury then after that si nadine naman sa arms daw and then ngayon spinal naman? ang gulo niyo.

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    1. may mga pictures pa dati naka wheelchair etc etc.

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  14. Think of it as blessing in disguise. At least nothing worse happened to him right? He should just focus sa Careless Music Manila niya and other projects.

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    1. U actually believe he got injured due to this project??!?!? Ni hndi nya sya nagmukha malakas or naging hot ulit which commonly naging ganyun ang mga actor after rigorous training

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  15. Good! Nang mabigyang hustisya naman si Pedrow Penduwkow

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  16. injury daw pero mamya makita mo ang intense ng exercise sessions nila ng mga ka-berks nya. they tested the waters with nadine doing solo film eh ligwak kaya alam na nila magiging kapalaran ng pedro penduko. nip in the bud ika nga

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    1. yung dati injury daw sa arms, pero naka wheelchair, kala sa legs ang injury.

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  17. Di naman bagay sa kanya yung role

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  18. Bakit kasi kumuha ang mga pinoy producer nf movies na base sa auditions di yung may fan base lang.

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  19. ala na talaga yang mag love team na yan, ilang taon na din silang walang teleserye walang movies, yung girl nagka movie nga flop naman...

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    1. Excuse u. Hindi kasi basura projects ang ginagawa ng dalawang yan noh? Sila pa mismo ang umaayaw sa projs.. baka nga yan si james ang umayaw talaga eh duh

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    2. so are you saying na basura lang ang pedro penduko? ay iba din ang pa intellectual ng mga jejemon pero kung magmura sa mgmt just because hindi "kuno" nila mailabas ang totoong gross goes to show na umaasa din kayong magkaroon ni kaisa isang blockbuster hit yang dalawang yan 143

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    3. 1:43 hahaha so basura ang pedrow pendukow lol
      Floppy bird ang idolets mo huy

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  20. thank god !! what were they thinking? james reid as pedro penduko? LOL

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  21. Oh yes! Last Pedro Penduko was Matt Evans tama ba? Mas sikat si James pero mas may K umarte si Matt. Hindi pa mapapantayan ng acting ni James Reid yung acting ni Matt so far.

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    1. Very tru k dyan 1:31. Khit may lahing dayuhan s matt, u cant see it all. U can also see his acting ability and charm which people love

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    2. Gusto ko talaga version Matt Evans funny guy

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  22. Spinal injury? What? He was just diving nung May pa ikot pa sa Palawan kaya. Yun ba ang May spinal injury? U sure?

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  23. PBB days palang naman sakitin na siya. I remembered Direk Laurenti saying na si James lang ung madaming araw na absent sa bahay pero nanalo parin as big winner.

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    1. 2:06, yes, PBB days pa lang sakitin na si James. Gusto na nga niyang mag quit to be fair with the others. Then again, siya pa din ang big winner. Iba talaga pag may star quality and may talent...

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    2. kumita na itong mga ganitong paandar. Anyways, move on to the next project.

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    3. That's pretty much his career. Minimal effort and talent but still gets the projects he doesn't deserve.

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  24. Diba si nadine din nagka something sa spine? Wow ah same talaga sila?

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    1. baka weak mga katawan nila, bakit hindi sila mag take muna ng long vacation leave.

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  25. Kahit ano pang paninira at bash nyo ke James, no effect pa din. To think, mas nadadalas pa ang pag hahakot ng Jadine ng awards recently. It just proves that James is an all around talented person.

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  26. That’s okay.. He doesn’t look pinoy anyway. LOL.

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  27. Naku, excuse lang yan. Hindi niya kasi kaya.

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  28. Hahahahaha.....pero lakwatsa pa rin nang lakwatsa siya ha.

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  29. Kalatuy-latoy niya kasi.

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  30. kung mahihina pala mga katawan ninyo, mag retire na lang muna kayo at magpagaling.

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  31. Napaka insensitive naman nang mga bashers sana lang wag mangayari sa inyo yung ganyang injury. Get well soon James

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  32. he knew it would never work. good for saying no, James! you did everyone and yourself a favor :) I like James pa rin. Haha

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    1. True k dyan. Atleast they give justice to Pedro Peduko by having him remove from this project. Thank God

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    2. Indeed,They really give us a favor 9:19. They just disrepect the whole story and essence of pedro penduko if they continue this project and let james portray the character. Wise choice, i would say

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  33. Well ..Goodbye Pedrow ...Goodbye Maria Magiling !!! Such a negative pair esp the girl. You will never have a blockbuster movie ever again..sunod sunod na Flops na yan ..so as the dance movie of the girl . Goodluck

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    1. 9:49, goodbye to your wishes too, coz Jadine's gonna get more awards soon. Hope you can take it coz with all your evil thoughts against them, you deserve to feel bad.

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  34. Nowadays; if they forecast that floppey movie they will back out citing injury as a safe excuse. Whatta showbiz cliche. Why can’t they just say the lead actor or actress was a wrong choice, period.

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  35. MATT EVANS please! sya ang bagay na pedro penduko!

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  36. Kung sa mundo ng politics uso wheelchair, sa showbiz spinal injury naman. Dami niyong pautot!

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  37. Paano sya nag ka-spinal injury?? Di ba seryosong injury yun, saan nya nakuha? Anong activity? Kung sa training, anong klaseng training ba ang ginawa nya?

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  38. Ejay Falcon nalang!

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    1. Too mature ang features niya for the character but I do like him

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  39. James doesn’t care about this. Not at all. Kung gusto niya talaga ito sana noon pa sumikap na siya e. Injury? Yeah right... pa tumbling tumbling ka kaya sa dagat sa el nido. Bawal yun pag May spine injury diba? Lols.

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  40. Excuse lang to. Narealize nila na madaming ayaw sa conyo na Pedro Pendukow 🤣

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  41. He was never fit for the role to begin with. Baliko magtagalog, and mas mukhang foreigner kesa Pilipino.

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  42. Please lang, wag gamiting excuse ang spinal injury na parang regular injury lang yan. Makapagpapansin lang eh.

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  43. Parang mga pulitiko na ngayon ang artista, magpapanggap ng may malubhang sakit. Whatevaah James, mas bagay kay Matt Evans or Edward Barber yang role.

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    1. Nah. This is a Viva project so obviously it will go to a Viva artist.

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    2. Edward is also same as james, you know 6:41. Both not good actor and not fluent in tagalog, so no parin. If they give it to matt, more or less, it is the continuation of his story since hes old and its been few yrs since his last portrayal as pedro

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  44. Move aside, James! Here comes Edward Barbers

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    1. Both ham acting and not fluent in Filipino. So stil NNOOOO

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    2. Edward? please lang. wag delusional. Matt Evans pa rin.

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  45. Spinal injury pero nakakapag party pa?? Kung spinal injury yan dapat sinurgery na siya. Tigilan nga ko! Ni walang proof na injured siya. Nakapag cebu pa kelan lang.

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    1. Ikaw ba ang Dr niya anong alam mo di ka naman doctor @9:27

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    2. Back/spine injury, it going to be obvious 1:39. U dont need to be a doctor just to see the obvious. Plus, if he's injured, where is the surgery news which it is common and why he still go clubbing when he's injured. Blindtard

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    3. Khit hndi k doctor, mahahalata mo ang spine injury 1:39. From the way he move to his posture. Obvious, nman n hndi tlaga sya injured ksi kung oo nasan ang surgery news nya?

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  46. sus, tinatamad lang itong si james!

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  47. If it should go to a viva artist give it to Matteo or marco.

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    1. Matteo yan kasi halfie si Pedro sa new story. Mas bagay sa kanya. Tapos si Sarah si Maria Makiling! Omg maraming manonood.

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  48. incosistency at its finest. andaming injury kulang na lang pati sa kuko ni james ibalita din nilang may injury. hahaha

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  49. Hmmm...he is too short and skinny for the role anyway.

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  50. anu ba pinag gagawa nyo training?? Hollywood movie ba toh? Even Darna?? SOrry i just dont buy the injuiry thing as an excuse. OA tlga! Baket tlga ba lalaban kayo sa movies ah??

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