Since the debut of “Martha Cecilia’s Kristine,” viewers have consistently followed the story of the Fortalejos and De Silvas regardless of the program’s timeslot. In fact, last Friday (Nov 5), “Kristine” had a rating of 19.2% compared to just 11.5% of “Bubble Gang” according to the nationwide overnight ratings from Kantar Media.
Now that it has an earlier timeslot, more Filipinos are expected to tune in the epic adaptation of the country’s number one pocketbook series. Aside from the big and shocking developments coming up in the show, there are also new and exciting characters like “Nathaniel Fortalejo-Cervantes,” played by newbie TV actor JM De Guzman.
JM is kind of a Precious Hearts Romances regular after starring in various PHR editions such as “Substitute Bride,” “Midnight Phantom,” and the leading afternoon drama today, “Alyna,” where he plays “Yael.”
Now that he is finally seen on primetime, the young actor can’t hide his glee and excitement to work with the talented cast of “Kristine.”
“Looking forward ako na makasama ulit yung mga co-stars ko sa Midnight Phantom, sina Rafael (Rosell) at Denise (Laurel), kasi naging kaibigan ko na rin sila. Si Zanjoe (Marudo) at si Cristine (Reyes), excited din ako kasi mga kaibigan ko sila off-cam, at first time ko na makakasama sila sa trabaho,” shared JM.
He, however, admitted to feeling nervous as well, especially about scenes with theater stand-out Irma Adlawan. “Kasi yung effort at passion na binibigay niya, kung tinatamad ka mag-isip at mag-put ng effort, makakain ka ng buhay ng acting nya,” said JM, who also does stage acting.
He said he just uses the pressure as inspiration to do better. “Kung hindi ako tensed, ‘pag hindi ako kinakabahan ibig sabihin wala na akong pupuntahan. Kailangan ‘yun, ‘yung kaba, ‘yung pressure,” he said.
Watch out for JM on “Kristine” this week. After the revelation about the true identity of Jaime (Zanjoe) another tragedy is set to strike Paso De Blas. Don Leon will die after a car explosion, which will spark a new war between the two families. Meanwhile, two characters will also enter the scene, Nathaniel Fortalejo-De Silva and a woman named Stella.
Find out how they will affect the lives of Jewel, Emerald, Marco, and Jaime in the series that livens up the evening of every Filipino, “Martha Cecilia’s Kristine,” now in an earlier timeslot after “Imortal” from Monday to Friday on ABS-CBN.