Charee Pineda Remembers JM De Guzman's Struggle With Drug AddictionCharee Pineda said she knew that her on-screen partner JM de Guzman was hooked on illegal drugs when they were still making "Angelito," the teleserye that starred Charee and JM together.
Charee said the whole cast had a reunion recently, and JM hugged each one of them and apologized for all the hassle he caused before.
The actress was also able to visit JM in the rehabilitation center when he was still inside. JM has since made a comeback on television.
Charee said she is happy for her former on-screen partner because she can see the real JM is back. He's glowing and he's healthier now.
Back then, Charee was so used to JM being a jolly person that when he suddenly turned quiet, they all noticed the changes. They though he just has problems that time.
The actress said that even amid the bad press about JM, he never did anything that offended her in any way. However, she admitted that there were problems in the production staff back then that JM caused.
But time heals wounds, Charee said, and now they are okay already and the conflicts have been resolved.
The production staff itself arranged the reunion among the staff and crew. She has no hard feelings for what happened before. "Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto" was cut short because of JM's problems.
Their director, Ted Boborol, told them that it's a different feeling now that there is closure among them.
Charee narrated that JM went to each one of them to explain what happened to him and to ask for forgiveness. But the actress said there's no need for that because they were like a family already.
She is happy to know that her loveteam with JM still has a fan base. They still greet them once in a while.
Charee, who's already a contract artist of GMA, will play the role of a GRO single mother in the action film "Tupang Ligaw" directed by komiks writer Rod Santiago. He also did "Agua Bendita," "Buhawi Jack" and "Bad Boy."
Her role is Melissa, a single mom who's willing to do anything for her child. Charee said she won't be playing a daring role as pertains to a GRO because there will only be two scenes that will be shot in a bar.
She earlier turned down the role of a "third wife" in Joel Lamangan's "Kamkam." Charee said that film is most sensual as a whole while "Tupang Ligaw" is an action film at its core.
And since she's councilor for Valenzuela City, Charee also cannot do roles that would put her image in question. She needed to ask permission from their mayor if she will do a sexy role.
However, there is a Sitio Kamkam in Valenzuela, so he was worried that the public may misinterpret the meaning of the film's title.