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EXCLUSIVE: Maine Mendoza on why '90s romance films give her the best kind of 'kilig'

Paano pakiligin si Maine? The answer is here!

Doreen Penilla
Doreen Penilla

12/20/2020 in News
EXCLUSIVE: Maine Mendoza on why '90s romance films give her the best kind of 'kilig'

Turns out, Maine Mendoza is a sucker for '90s rom-coms.

We sat down for an interview with the "Isa Pa with Feelings" star where we asked her this important question: “What are your top three favorite local films?”

Her answers revealed how much of a '90s rom-com fangirl she is!

Third on her list is “Honey, My Love, So Sweet”. The 25-year-old actress-host explained, “Mahilig talaga ako sa mga lumang-lumang films."

Directed by Boots Plata in 1999, the teen romance-drama stars Antoinette Taus, Sunshine Dizon, Kim de los Santos, Dino Guevarra, Polo Ravales, and Dingdong Dantes. It revolved around three girls who form a man-haters club, but then met three boys who showed them the real meaning of love.

Maine’s choice for her #2 is “Ikaw Lamang” (1999), which featured Kim de los Santos and Dino Gueverra. It’s a poor-girl-meets-rich-boy kind of story. Sounds simple, but Maine finds the beauty in that.

“Iba kasi ‘yung kilig before, na parang iniisip ko ‘pag ngayon ‘yung ginawa, ‘di ko alam kung magwo-work pa. Pero nakakatuwa na naabutan ko ‘yun, kasi naa-appreciate ko ‘yung mga simpleng linyahan, simpleng dialogue,” she said about the Mac Alejandre-helmed film.

And on top of her list is none other than the '90s classic “Dito sa Puso Ko” (1999)! Directed by Eric Quizon, the film is about a girl (Judy Ann Santos) who wanted to join a television game show, and forced her neighbor (Wowie De Guzman) to be her contest partner.

Maine loves the movie so much that she keeps a copy for whenever she wants to re-watch it. “Hanggang ngayon pinapanood ko siya. Actually, meron akong copy sa laptop ko," she shared.

Asked what she thinks about the love stories before and now, Maine points out the simplicity of those that came ahead. “Kasi before, simple lang pasayahin ang tao. Simple lang silang pakiligin," she smiled.

Watch the full fun interview here!

"Isa Pa With Feelings" also stars Carlo Aquino. It will stream on Netflix starting December 25.

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