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Repost: Nadine Lustre Says She's Past the Age of Love Teams, Wants to Veer Away from Love Stories

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After rising to fame as the other half of the JaDine love team, Nadine Lustre is ready to make it on her own without her erstwhile reel and real partner, James Reid.

She is ready to resume her showbiz career without a love team. “I feel like I’m totally past the love team phase,” Lustre told ABS-CBN News. “I do believe that it’s something a lot of celebrities really go through.

“It’s not a bad thing, though. A love team is a partnership. If you’re in a love team, you pull each other up. It’s really team work. Feeling ko I’m already past that. When you reached this age, feeling ko wala ng love team.”

At the same time, Lustre will veer away from doing love stories in her forthcoming projects. “Alam na ng mga tao kung paano ako sa love stories,” she maintained. “I think it’s time for me to do other genres.”

Lustre turned 28 last October. “Whatever happens, I’m open to it,” she admitted. “Let’s see what happens. Sobrang na miss ko ang pag-arte. Ibang-iba talaga ang pakiramdam kapag umaarte at iba din ang feeling kapag nagpe-perform ka, kumakanta o sumasayaw.

“Ang na-miss ko talaga sa pag-arte, where you portray a character. I don’t mind doing thriller, action, horror. Scripts that are mind-boggling. Kapag binasa mo talagang mapapa-isip ka.

“Gusto ko psychopath naman ako in my next project. Something different. Para naman exciting siya kung gagawin ko. Para iba din ang pakiramdam kung iba’t ibang characters ang gagawin mo.”

Lustre expressed her admiration to Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, who has played a wide array of challenging roles through the years.

“His range is so wide,” she said of Depp. “It’s something I love to do because I love putting myself into different characters’ shoes.”

WORKING ON 'GREED'

After three years of not acting in front of the camera, Lustre cannot be thankful enough that she gets to work with award-winning director, Yam Laranas, who is at the helm of her comeback film, the horror thriller “Greed.”

“Gustong gusto ko ‘yung ‘Aurora’ ni Direk Yam,” Lustre said. “That’s one of my favorite films of Direk Yam. I know he likes thinking out of the box. He’s very adventurous with his scripts and his stories.

“When Boss Vic (del Rosario of Viva) and Direk Yam pitched this ‘Greed’ project to me, sobrang na-excite ako. Ang saya ko din. Finally, the project is no longer romantic-comedy or drama. Horror-thriller ang ‘Greed,’ so very exciting din for me.”

For everyone, the last two years became very different because of the pandemic. Lustre felt she is no exception. “Hindi ako humaharap sa camera, so there were times na nag-shoot kami lately, hindi ko na alam kung paano ako magpo-pose or mag-smile.

“Back to zero ang skills ko kasi nga, ang tagal kong hindi nagtrabaho. Nanibago ako. Although nag-music ako pero iba naman kasi ‘yung experience doon.

“Whenever I acted with Direk Yam for this film, ang feeling ko may kulang or may mali. Sobrang nakakapanibago. Eventually, natama ko with the help of Direk Yam and my co-actors.”

The whole time they were filming “Greed,” Lustre observed there was no negative energy on the set. She is paired for the first time with Diego Loyzaga, who plays her husband in “Greed.”

“Chill lang kaming lahat,” Lustre said. “We were all enjoying the moment while filming.”

NEW LEADING MAN

Her first-time leading man Loyzaga is not totally a stranger to her. “Magkakilala na kami ni Diego, pero hindi naman kami close ever since,” Lustre said.

“Dito lang sa ‘Greed’ talaga kami nakapag-bonding, naging friends pretty much and got to know each other better. He was super easy to work with.”

Meanwhile, Lustre also relished working even with Epy Quizon. “Nagku-kwentuhan lang kami ‘pag break time. Ang dami naming napag-uusapan. Kumakain kami ng sabay-sabay. Pero ‘pag work, work na talaga. Hindi siya naging mahirap.

“What I liked about the whole team was the energy that they gave every time we did a scene. Especially sa mga scenes na literally madugo at medyo violent, I super enjoyed working with them.”

The first time she read the script of “Greed,” Lustre found it was really good. “Naisip ko sa sarili ko, this is really happening finally,” she said. “Something that is not rom-com or not drama. It’s very bloody and violent. Walang censor si Direk Yam. He does everything and anything for art.”

In “Greed,” set to start showing March 16 on Vivamax Plus, Lustre plays Kichi, the typical “dalagang Pilipina” who grew up in the province as a sheltered girl.

Her relationship with Loyzaga’s character is not approved by her parents. Kitchi moves out of her parents’ house to be with her man.

Strong-willed and courageous, Kichi will do everything to have a better relationship and a better life with him. When things get harder, audiences will see how the circumstances change her into a different person. 

AFTER 'GREED'

After “Greed,” Lustre assured she will be making films again, one after the other. “Definitely, I can finally say na tuloy-tuloy na ‘to,” she assured. “Of course, gusto ko na talagang bumalik sa acting scene.

“This is really something that I enjoyed doing. I’m really happy because this time around, everyone is really tying to make an effort into changing the genres and the stories that are being given to me.

“May effort na gusto talaga namin this time, ibang klaseng pelikula na ang gagawin ko. Before, sunod-sunod nga pero pare-pareho naman with rom-coms and dramas. Sana naman. I will be given more intense stories, so super exciting ang gagawin ko.”

Lustre does not discount the fact that although Reid is now in the US trying to explore his singing career, they can always do another project in the future.

“I think it really depends at the end of the day,” Lustre said. “Si James has been very explorative with all of the things he wants to do. Let’s see. If there’s a good script, he’s probably game to do it. For now, I guess he really wants to focus more on his music.” 

Lustre rose to fame after playing the role of Eya Rodriguez in the successful film, Andoy Ranay’s “Diary ng Panget” (2014), her first opposite Reid.

Since then, Lustre starred in “Talk Back and You’re Dead” (2014), “Para sa Hopeless Romantic” (2015), “Chain Mail” (2015), “Never Not Love You” (2018), “Ulan” (2019) and “Indak” (2019).

She is the only performer to win successive FAMAS Award, Young Critics Circle and Urian Awards as best actress in a span of only a year.

When she’s not acting, Lustre is busy making waves in the music industry. She is one of the original members of the all-girl group, Pop Girls, who eventually released her self-titled album in 2014.

The musical outing garnered numerous awards in the 2016 MYX Music Awards, like Favorite Song, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Female Artist.

The past two years that Lustre did not have any acting projects, she turned her attention to exploring her music.

In October 2020, in time for her 27th birthday, she released an all-original, 12-track album, “Wildest Dreams.” The music video immediately amassed more than a million views in only two days.

“Mainly, that album became my focus the last two years,” Lustre said.

To her millions of fans, Lustre acknowledged their constant support through the years. “Love na love ko silang lahat dahil ang dami nating lahat na pinagdaanan the last four or five years. I guess bumagal ang takbo ng mga career ng maraming mga artista at tao sa industry.

“Sobrang grateful ako at sobrang swerte ko dahil nandiyan lang lahat ng fans ko with whatever decision I made with my life. Sobrang supportive sila talaga. At the end of the day, gusto lang talaga nila masaya ako. Na-appreciate ko sila talaga.”

56 comments:

  1. Bihira lang tumagal ang love team kaya save all the money that you can para after that you can do projects that you want, di rin masisi mga young love team now bilis ng sikat at laki ng pera jan

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    1. Fake ang mga loveteams na yan may kontrata pa nga raw na pinipirmahan ang mga iyan ng kung ano ang pwede at bawal nilang gawin.

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    2. Naging formula na kasi sa showbiz industry nating ang LT at easiest way kasi to stardom kasi market nito mga teens or young adults na gusto ng pangpakilig. Sa ibang country walang ganyan, lalo na sa Korea mas gusto nila magexpirement ng tandems.

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    3. 12:06 maraming may alam ng ganyan na kalakaran, kahit sa Hollywood marami ganyan

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    4. 12:06 Hindi lahat fake. May mga siniswerteng nagiging magjowa talaga irl. I know kasi I work in the industry. Open secret kung sino yung mga magjowa at sino yung mga pinipilit lang. Mahahalata rin naman who's faking their feelings in the long run.

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  2. This is a big slap to her bashers. Bashers move over she now hates love teams.

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    1. Sus! Kung di lang nalaos nang maaga yung loveteam nila ni James, you think sasabihin at gagawin nya yan? Lol!

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    2. 11:49 tumFACT!!! ayaw na rin kasi ni james magpatali sa labtim at viva. kaya ayan no choice siya

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    3. naku nadine, acting workshop muna atupagin mo kesa sa pagsusurf para pwedeng kang sumikat ng di patweetums.

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  3. Tama naman. Buong career niya nakatali siya sa LT and puro love stories ginagawa niya. It comes with age din siguro. Kailangan na magmature otherwise hindi siya talaga masyado seseryosohin ng mga tao. That's brave of her to reinvent. Good luck to you, Nadine.

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  4. Good move Nadine! Ewan ko dun sa iba na hindi makawala sa love teams nila. Kakaumay na!

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  5. Naol narerealize yan.

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    1. di naman yan mag gaganyan kung di nahiwalay ke JR. tsaka sa age at image nya, di naman na talaga sya uubra for a loveteam kahit sabihin pa na gusto nya

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    2. 7.58 how can you say that?

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  6. It come with age, she is not "young" anymore and it will be funny after she break up with James and then make another LT with another guy. Like what she said, she already passed LT era and now ready to step up to the next game. Good for her But I'm a little doubtful with vivamax, maybe it will turn to be good movie but still doesn't have many viewers.

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  7. buti pa si nadine! spread your wongs and fly !!!! 🕊🕊

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  8. She’s been very vocal about wanting to do other genres even before when she’s still in that LT. It took a lawsuit for Viva to finally give her what she wanted XD

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  9. Yes baby girl!

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  10. Bagay kay Nadeng yung role na psycopath lels

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  11. Shempre break na kayo, I doubt na ganyan ang statement mo kung nakabuntot ka pa rin kay James lol

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    1. stop your "nakabuntot" narrative, stop putting women to the low side. as if dami mo alam dzai!

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    2. She's been doing movies naman outside their loveteam kahit sila pa ni James.

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  12. Strong independent woman!

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  13. Aysus! Una naman kumawala sa kanya si James Reid. No choice na rin si Nadine kasi si James lang gusto nya ka loveteam.

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    1. Wrong! Nauna s’yang kumawala kay James. She had 2 movies without him and Greed will be her 3rd one.

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  14. May tama naman sya kasi tanders na din sya for loveteams.

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  15. Before criticizing other loveteams she ran the same beat but her destiny was not meant to be. There are loveteams that are just meant to be. Only time is the ultimate truth teller. At one point there are fans who drooled who followed who supported. For one to say that the Loveteam that are remaining is " kakaumay " keep in mind many of you were part of that bandwagon. And if those loveteams are still around and strong they have their followers they have the support system. It is good Nadine realized alot of things. But one must never regret for that is where you put yourself out in order to be recognized. It's just that her loveteam did not last. In life realizations are part of growth. She is moving to another direction. Whatever you decide only time will reveal your plans as successful or not. That is life. Good luck on her journey👍

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    1. May iba pag wala na ang loveteam wala na ring amor.

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  16. Tama behavior. Beri good ka ngayon

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  17. She's talented naman and deserves to be given diff roles..she'll do justice to any character

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  18. Nakakaumay naman kasi talaga ung mga love team. Parang pinas lang ata meron nun!!

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  19. I’m starting to like her na

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  20. Funny yung supposed to be evil laugh niya sa trailer. Frozen face while laughing.

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    1. Parang di naman. Or di ko na cloclose up kase parang wide shot yun? Pero yung pag deiver nya nung something line na "siguraduhin mong di makakawala" yung parang flat ng delivery non.

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  21. Wala namang masama sa mga loveteams but I did notice na sometime in late 2000s and the entire 2010s parang limitado ang nagagawa na projects ng mga LT. I dunno what changed during that time. I remember watching a movie ni angelu and bobby sa cable called ikaw na sana as a kid and I thought it was pretty disturbing and traumatizing lol, I didn't realize na teenybopper pala ang audience nila.

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  22. Hohum, better yet, just retire and go away na. Go.

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  23. Don’t worry lola nadz, nobody wants to pair up with you anyway.

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  24. Mabuti pa sita narealize yon. Yung iba kaya??? Kaumay na pinipilit pa.

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  25. May ibubuga naman talaga siya sa acting. She deserves a new break

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  26. Good job Nadine! Dapat talaga mag explore ng other opportunities outside love teams or rom-com genre. If you’re gonna pursue acting, you have to be as versatile as possible. Di forever pa cute roles lang.

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  27. I like her cat eyes"

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  28. yes! continue recreating yourself 🙂

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  29. not a fan of Nadine and I found her arrogant in some of her interviews. this time tama naman siya. now I don’t understand the hate I read from the comments.

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  30. sa loveteam lng nman kumita ang projects mo,ng solo ka na wapa nang nanonood & yung movie ni aga inayawan mo sabay box office hit,buti na lng wala ka at baka i-claim mo dahil sayo yun.

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    1. Jusko, mas bitter ka pa sa faneys ni Nadine at James. Kaloka! 😂

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    2. Weh solo na sya my dear meron pa rin syang kita

      Si James nasan?

      Ayun naglalqgalag sa States hanap ng kapalaran doon walang Nadine na tutulong umangat sya....LOL

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  31. Sabi nya yan kasi wala na sila ni James. At saka, medyo matanda na rin naman sya para sa LT. It's just natural to move on.

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  32. That's true. She is past the age of loveteams.

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  33. Nadine can stand on her own, even without a loveteam. 28 na s'ya kaya iba na din ang mindset n'ya. She needed to grow as an actress hindi yung puro pakilig na lang diba? Napagdaanan na n'ya un, naging successful na s'ya sa ganun so it's about time na ibigay na sa younger generations yang loveteam loveteam na 'yan. Dati pa naman din n'ya sinasabi na gusto n'ya talaga itry yung iba pang role. Hindi lang dahil wala na sila ng ex n'ya.

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  34. tama naman siya. i don’t see her doing solo movies though. character roles siguro bagay sa kanya.
    mga reyna ng viva ngayon the likes of cindy, kylie et al going the sexy route. kaya ba niyang makipagsabayan kila kylie? we’ll see.

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    1. kylie who? nadine is an URIAN, FAMAS, YCC awardee, bakit sya makipagsabayan sa mga da hu ng viva?

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  35. I stopped reading after nya sabhinh favorite nya yung Aurora hahahhaha napakapangit ng pelikulang yun, sayang bayad sa ticket

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  36. One hit wonder lng kce ang otwol. After nun di nman na box office mga films ng jadine. Well at least naman sila both from it. James is pursuing music while sya acting and still with Viva

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  37. Maganda din try yung mga kontrabida roles for nadine.Mukhang mabibigyan justice ang character.

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