A Day At The More Than Words Set With Janine and Elmo

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Elmo Magalona was not really surprised when we asked for his reaction on the clash of his and her sister's show on primetime starting this week. Neither was he prepared for an answer. Elmo topbills the two week-old show More Than Words opposite Janine Gutierrez, which takes the first primetime spot in the Kapuso network. Over at ABS-CBN, his sister Maxene is part of the lead cast of the new show Dream Dad with Zanjoe Marudo which also occupies the same timeslot.

GMA's latest golden boy just took this news lightly. "I'm actually really happy kasi nakakuha agad siya ng project right away," Elmo said with a smile. Later on, the younger Magalona declared that his show remains to be his top priority. "Of course supportive naman (for Maxene) pero mas supportive ako dito sa More Than Words," he said with a laugh. 

Last Monday, November 24, Dream Dad debuted with 29% audience share which was the highest in all shows that day according to Kantar Media. The same survey agency measured 15.5% ratings for More Than Words. The cast remained positive however, still celebrating from the success of their opening week (November 17- 21, 2014) which made them trend on Twitter nationwide and even worldwide. 

"First week pa lang tapos nag trend the whole time while nag air... Nakakatuwa kasi all out support from everyone," Elmo said. The other half of the JaninElmo love team is not thinking of ratings and siblings rivalry just yet. He is enjoying his time at the set, working with girlfriend and onscreen partner Janine Gutierrez for the second time. Their love team was first tested via the remake of the 90's hit Villa Quintana. That show topped afternoon ratings, calling for an extension of its airing and forcing GMA executives to change More Than Words' timeslot from afternoon to primetime. 

Janine, on the other hand, has the same state of mind. The newest star of the Gutierrez clan aside from Baby Zion, is also happy about her new show's current performance and the opportunity to work with her real-life partner. "Super advantage that we are together kasi komportable ako sa set. It's an additional thing to look forward to when I go to work," Janine shared. 

The young love team revealed their off-screen relationship before More Than Words started. When asked her love for Elmo from 1 to 10 before More Than Words, Janine answered 10. When asked if she has the same rating now that their working together in More Than Words, Janine excitedly scored 11. "Pag kailangan kung kiligin kay Hiro, di ko na kailangan umarte kasi yun naman talaga (ang nararamdaman ko)." 

More Than Words enters week 3 on December 1. It is being aired immediately right after 24 Oras. Also part of the cast aside from Janine and Elmo are Enzo Pineda, Mikoy Morales, Stephanie Sol, Nikole Perez, Mayton Eugenio, Jacklyn Jose, Gardo Versoza, Yayo Aguila, Rey "PJ" Abellana, Leni Santos and Daria Ramirez. 

To watch the interviews, check out the videos on our official YouTube account by clicking here: Janine Gutierrez and Elmo Magalona Interviews.

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