New Kapamilya and K-Drama Fan Lovi Poe on the Korean Actress Who Inspires Her
She also talked about her favorite K-dramas and shared her thoughts on the "Flower of Evil" Philippine adaptation she's starring in
Lovi Poe was officially launched as a Kapamilya today. The event to welcome her started with the contract signing ceremony, followed by the #JustLovi press conference wherein she talked about her big move to ABS-CBN, her first project with the network, and her upcoming Hollywood movie.
As announced by Dreamscape Entertainment head Deo Endrinal earlier today, Lovi’s first project as a Kapamilya actress is the Philippine adaptation of the hit K-drama Flower of Evil. She and leading man Piolo Pascual, who also signed anew with ABS-CBN earlier, will portray a married couple. Lovi will take on the role of a detective who’s bound to discover the truth about her husband’s (Piolo) mysterious past and hidden identity.
Ecstatic, Lovi shared that when she found out she was going to star in the remake of Flower of Evil with Piolo, the first thing she thought of was the pool scene in the series wherein the wife saves her husband from drowning. “Sobrang pasasalamat ko na the first project I’m doing is with Piolo Pascual and it’s Flower of Evil,” she said. The original Korean series starred Lee Joon-gi and Moon Chae-won.
A self-confessed obsessed K-drama fan, she cites this series as one of her favorites, alongside other famous titles like Crash Landing on You, Something in the Rain, and Legend of the Blue Sea.
An award-winning actress herself, Lovi told Metro that the Korean actress she looks up to is Jun Ji-hyun, the Hallyu star popular for films My Sassy Girl and Windstruck as well as dramas My Love From the Star, Legend of the Blue Sea, and Kingdom: Ashin of the North.
“I'm a huge, huge fan of Jun Ji-hyun [from] Legend of the Blue Sea. She can be funny and not care about her looks kasi 'yun 'yung important bilang isang artista eh, 'yung kahit papangitin ka, okay lang, you know. But she's like, she's game to do anything, so isa s'ya sa mga paborito ko,” she shared.
Lovi isn’t only a caliber actress, she’s also a singer, a social media star, a fashion and beauty muse, and a style icon. Known for her sexy-classy signature style, she was hailed as Metro’s Most Stylish woman in 2018, and there’s no doubt that she still is one of the most fashionable female celebrities today.
We asked her if we will see her personal style evolve through her roles, now that she’s a Kapamilya. Lovi said, “I think it’ll eventually happen kasi may mga certain things naman na even if you don’t plan to change your look, it just suddenly... it just comes ’cause meron kang certain character na pino-portray na somehow nauuwi mo siya. So you somehow combine yourself, your personality and the personality of your character. So that’s something that sometimes happens. But yeah, I think there could be a little change, a little bit of twist here and there. I’ve always been very flexible when it comes to fashion. Because I feel like fashion has something to do with expressing yourself, but it’s more of, kind of, like a mood for me as I mentioned back in 2018.”
Lovi launched her recording career in the US this year. She released original songs such as “Candy,” “Lost,” and “Under” under the Los Angeles-based VIM Entertainment. She also has an EP that will be released soon in collaboration with American producers Bob Robinson, KrisKeyz, and Grammy winner Omen.
Aside from the remake of K-drama Flower of Evil, Lovi is also set to star in her first Hollywood movie, The Chelsea Cowboy, alongside British stars Alex Pettyfer and Poppy Delevingne. In the biopic, for which she’ll start shooting this October, she plays the role of English singer and icon Dana Gillespie.
Lead photos from @adrianneconcept and @robbiepinera