Both Jasmine Curtis Smith and Derek Ramsay considers it as an awkward situation but the fourth season opener of TV5’s Wattpad Presents called UNWANTED GIRLFRIEND is a most welcomed project that is exciting for both the actors and their individual fans.
During the special media launch of the new series held at Mario’s last week, Wattpad Presents producers have announced that UNWANTED GIRLFRIEND will be the first episode on the successful TV5 series to have a two-week run. While this is the second time that Derek and Jasmine have worked together in a TV project (the first one was in Undercover, also on TV5), this is however the first time that they will be together as a pair or a love tandem.
In the story, Jasmine will play the role of MM, a fashion model who falls head over heels in love with Mikael (played by Derek), who made an agreement with her for a relationship based on convenience. To be specific, Mikael went through a bad break-up and she agrees to be with MM (as the unwanted girlfriend) only so she could learn to finally move on. A one-sided but consented relationship. I guess if you’re a boy and you’re in the shoes of MM then this set-up would be somewhat advantageous, but if you’re a girl.. then you must be out of your coconuts!
Although the story begins at a very disturbing premise, I think the end would be a bit heartwarming and inspiring just like the other Wattpad Presents episodes that audiences have watched in the last three seasons.
But the story of the UNWANTED GIRLFRIEND is not even the most awkward part of this project.
The first would be the big age difference between the two stars of the show which was pointed out during the presscon. Derek is 38 while Jasmine is just 21 – how did Wattpad Presents UNWANTED GIRLFRIEND director Ricky Rivero reconciled this difference on the set is something that audiences have to see when the show starts on July 20 (Monday). Derek is and has always been a ‘Kuya’ figure to Jasmine but I guess being actors, that is not going to be a problem.
The second awkward thing about this project is that Derek Ramsay was in two daring and mature-themed movie with Jasmine’s older sister Anne Curtis. The movies “No Other Woman” and “A Secret Affair” has been graded sizzling hot when it came out on the big screen. Talk about ‘awkward moments.’ Even Anne Curtis was shocked when she heard the news about Jasmine and Derek’s project in Wattpad Presents.
One thing was made sure by Jasmine though during the presscon, there will be no kissing scene. I guess that eases up the tension a bit for both actors.
Wattpad Presents UNWANTED GIRLFRIEND will air Monday to Friday at 9pm on TV5 starting July 20!
Here’s Jasmine Curtis Smith inviting everyone to watch UNWANTED GIRLFRIEND:
Here’s a video of Jasmine and Derek’s Press conference (video is a bit hazy for the first 15 seconds):
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