Why we’re crazy over Princess and I, and what we want/don’t want for it.
Laya: Ugh. The angst sets in on Princess and I. I will just think that Mikay and Jao need to be separated so that they will learn to appreciate each other.
Alquanna: There, there. Meanwhile, it’s Cinemalaya season again.
Laya: Oh it is? Of course you’ll watch. And meanwhile, I will flip tables if Princess and I veers off track. So much drama.
Laya: I just hope Jao doesn’t turn out to be a BJ redux. Jao, grow up, dammit. Hmph. I hope the search for Princess Ariya doesn’t get all drawn out to the point of annoyance. Do we have any information how many episodes are planned for Princess and I?
Alquanna: Maybe we should ask.
Laya: I know the actors are also dependent on the way the characters are written. And now I have really come to appreciate Kath and Enrique. So… the writers are doing something right at least.
Alquanna: Well, I really really like Kath as an actress.
Laya: She really does have a certain indefinable something, doesn’t she.
Alquanna: There’s a level where I really feel her sincerity as Mikay. Granted, I didn’t watch Mara Clara so I can’t compare.
Laya: Well, I didn’t watch the Mara Clara remake much either, just a handful of episodes. But I can still see her in the Super Inggo rerun. And I saw Way Back Home— come to think of it, I think you can see the genesis of Mikay there. Also, when Kath communicates an emotion, you really feel it.
Alquanna: She was also in Goin’ Bulilit, wasn’t she? She really is the next big star.
Laya: Yup, with Julia Montes (Walang Hanggan‘s Katerina). One of my favorite Kath scenes from Princess and I was the one at the river, after Jao tricked her into going white-water rafting. Afterwards, her reaction was… I loved it. You can’t fully tell if she’s mad, or about to cry, or if she grew to like the experience, and you can see that Jao also thinks at first that she liked it, and is smiling uncertainly—because if she liked it, then no harm done– and then she flips her hair at him at the end, and you realize that she was scared and was trying to put a good face on it, and she ended up fuming mad at him for getting her so scared. As for Enrique– I didn’t really like him before. Even in Way Back Home, he was kind of hammy.
Alquanna: I love his character, though I don’t actually particularly like him.
Laya: Yeah, I love Jao so much too! Funny, because I didn’t like BJ in Budoy at all!
Alquanna: I remember his commercial in… what shampoo is that?
Laya: Head&Shoulders? It’s kinda exag.
Alquanna: Yeah, that. It’s like… “meh.”
Laya: At least he does Jao well. And he’s kind of toned down.
Alquanna: True. That, and the character really suits him.
Laya: What, does he look like a prince?
Alquanna: Nah, you know, that sort of awkwardness.
Laya: Yeah, and kind of– nerdy? Geeky?