JANINE Gutierrez has a new movie that is supposed to be showing now as part of the Metro Manila Summer Filmfest, but the festival has been scrapped due to the corona lockdown and no one knows yet as to when it will be rescheduled. Janine’s movie is “Ngayon Kaya”, a romantic comedy with Paulo Avelino as her leading man (they both have the same manager, Leo Dominguez), directed by Prime Cruz who did Maine Mendoza’s “Isa Pa with Feelings”.
“Sayang nga, nabitin kami,” she says. “We’re just hoping it will be a blessing in disguise at mas maganda sana ang matapat na playdate for us later on.”
Janine actually has another new movie waiting for a wide theatrical release, this is the drama-thriller about woman empowerment, “Babae at Baril”, which has had a limited run at the QCinema Filmfest where she bagged the best actress award. Meantime, while she stays at home to keep safe during the lockdown, Janine is now busy with her vlog on her youtube channel.
She just posted the videos showing her experiences in the recent New York Fashion Week which she attended before the pandemic broke out. She shared with netizens her session with celebrity hair stylist Justine Marjan, who have styled many international celebrities, including Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian. She also got to brush elbows with celebrity Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
To help our medical workers and other frontliners who risk their own lives to serve people during this worldwide health crisis, Janine has started her own fundraising initiative which she calls The Bright Side Project. She aims to buy more Personal Productive Equipment (PPEs) for them and also buy relief goods for indigent people in depressed areas. If you want to donate, just go to the link gogetfunding.com/brightside. If you’re a lucky donor, you might win a pre-loved item from Janine herself.