JC De Vera is happy to have an entry in this year’s Metro filmfest as one of Kim Chiu’s leading men (the other being Dennis Trillo) in Regal Entertainment’s romantic drama, “One Great Love”.
“My last entry was ‘Kabisera’ pa two years ago as one of the sons of Nora Aunor,” he says. “Support lang ako roon but this time, I’m one of the leads. Maganda ang role ko rito as Carl, the boyfriend of Kim na maraming problemang pinagdaanan sa personal na buhay kaya nadadala ko 'yun sa relationship naming dalawa.”
So how is it working with Kim and Dennis in “One Great Love”? “Masaya. We all enjoyed working with each other. This is Kim’s first mature role and we have two love scenes together, one sa bathtub and one sa bedroom. She was very nervous but she’s also very professional about it. She trusted me and we pulled it off well. Si Dennis, nakaka-challenge maging katrabaho kasi he’s such an intense actor, so you have to make sure that you give all your best kapag kaeksena mo siya as he can easily eat you alive.”
He also enjoyed working with Director Eric Quizon. “He’s very cool on the set, never raises his voice, very collaborative ang treatment sa stars niya and makes sure we’re all comfortable with what he’s asking us to do in a scene. Kasi kapag hindi raw comfortable ang artista, it shows on the big screen and that’s so true. Kaya sobrang happy ako sa naging outcome ng pelikula namin. We did it in a very relaxed, calm way and all us stars just gave our best to make sure the project will be a real good one.”
He’s asked if he believes in the concept of having “One Great Love”? “I have a very happy life with my family right now, so you already know the answer. I truly believe sa one great love dahil sa nae-experience ko ito ngayon mismo and I’m truly grateful sa position kong ito ngayon sa buhay ko. And when you watch our movie, viewers will also surely have an idea of what one great love is.”
At 32, JC has started his own family. His partner, Rikkah Cruz, has given birth to a baby girl they call Lana. “I’ve had many relationships for the past years and I always give it my 100 percent, but ngayon ko pa lang masasabing nahanap ko na talaga 'yung one great love ko.”
They haven’t really officially tied the knot yet, though. “Our plan is to wait until lumaki-laki na ang baby namin. Kasi now, she’s still a small baby. When she can walk na, we want her to walk with her mom on the aisle to the altar on our wedding day. We are saving and preparing for that now.”