Julie Anne San Jose (MNS Photo)

Julie Anne San Jose (MNS Photo)

Julie Anne San Jose is more identified with Elmo Magalona while Jake Vargas, with Bea Binene. They’re now paired for the first time in “Buena Familia”.

What do JuliElmo and JaBea fans have to say about this?”Wala namang violent reaction so far,” says Julie Anne. “Alam naman nilang trabaho lang ito, e. At saka kami na rin naman ni Jake ang magkapareha sa ‘Pepito Manaloto’ tuwing weekend, so it’s not really something new.”

So how is it working with Jake? “Si Jake kasi, hindi masalita. Tahimik lang. Buti na lang at pareho kaming kumakanta, mahilig sa music, so nakakapag-bonding kami about that during taping breaks. Pareho rin kaming naggigitara.”

What can she say about bashers who claim she’s now anorexic after losing so much weight? “Ang hirap naman kasi noong mataba ako, bina-bash ako. Ngayong nag-diet ako’t nag-exercise, bina-bash pa rin ako. Basta hindi ako anorexic. Kumakain naman ako. ‘Yung tamang pagkain. At hindi ko naman sinusuka ‘yung pagkain like anorexics do.

Basta I feel good and healthy, energized lagi.”

How does she feel that “Sunday All Stars” will have its last telecast soon? “Siyempre, malungkot kaming lahat ng mga kasama ko. Kasi sanay na kaming nagkikita-kita tuwing Sunday. Mami-miss namin ang maganda naming samahan doon and the weekly production numbers that we do. Pero kasama rin naman ako sa papalit na show, ‘Sunday Pinas Saya’, kaya may work pa rin ako kung Sunday na iba naman ang mga makakasama ko.”

In “Buena Familia”, Julie Anne plays Darling, an aspiring singer. She works as an assistant to a famous singer, Aicelle Santos as Olga, who maltreats her. Jake plays Kevin, a young composer who tries to help her as she tries her luck in the music industry. (MNS)