JOEM Bascon is used to playing supporting roles so he’s jubilant when Regal Entertainment offered him to be Lovi Poe’s leading man in the sexy drama, “The Annulment”. “It’s good I’ve worked with Lovi several times before, so kilala na namin 'yung isa’t isa. But before shooting started, nag-workshop pa rin kami with Direk Mac Alejandre kasi marami kaming gagawing love scenes and we have to be aware what exactly he wants us to do before the camera. Very daring siya, pati 'yung shower scene, but I believe naitawid naman namin nang maayos.”
He says doing “The Annulment” is an eye-opener for him. “I’m sure maraming makaka-relate rito kasi it charts 'yung relationship namin ni Lovi from the start na nagkakilala kami, naging mag-steady, ikinasal and how our relationship as a married couple eventually deteriorated at nauwi sa annulment. It will give people a better understanding sa difference ng annulment, divorce and legal separation. Annulment is voiding your marriage na parang walang nangyari. It’s a long and painful process for both the couple. Yung character ko, sa kabila ng pinagdaraanan namin ni Lovi, meron pa ring hope within me na sana maayos pa rin, until you realize na healing can only start kapag nagka-annulment na.”
So, any new discoveries about Lovi while doing “The Annulment”? “Nothing much. Neighbors kami so alam ko, she jogs every morning. Then nawala siya. Matagal siyang nagbakasyon sa States. Pagbalik niya, akala ko, baka tumaba, but fit and healthy pa rin siya. Fitness buff talaga.”
Joem admits that he and his non-showbiz girlfriend named Crisha Uy, has been living together for five years now. Any plans of walking down the aisle soon? “Yes, napag-uusapan. 32 na ako, not getting any younger. May plano kami to upgrade our relationship. Baka next year.”
Joem is very productive these days and has finished two other new movies. For Cinema One Originals, he stars in “Utopia” with Enzo Pineda and Arron Villaflor that starts showing on November 7, and he has an entry in the coming Metro Manila Filmfest, “Culion”, a period drama with Iza Calzado and Jasmine Curtis Smith opening on Christmas Day.