Jane Oineza is 25, but if there’s an offer for her to portray older characters in movies and on TV, her answer is, “Why not?”
Born in Pangasinan and raised in Ilocos before her family settled in Metro Manila, Oineza first appeared in TV commercials and then debuted, at age five, as a child actor in the ABS-CBN drama series Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan.
She gained attention in the comedy gag show Goin’ Bulilit and further honed her skills in many soap operas and a number of movies — until a pivotal role as a rape victim in the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya earned her nominations in the New York Festivals and International Emmy Awards.
In 2014 she joined Pinoy Big Brother: All In.
“If it’s what’s needed in the story, for the character, I am willing to do (mature roles),” she said in a media conference for the anthology series Click, Like, Share.
In the show’s “Unseen” episode, she plays Mariel, a photographer and the girlfriend of Jerome (Magalona).
If the first two seasons of Click, Like, Share were about the dangers of social media, the third season depicts its effects on relationships, said director Andoy Ranay.
The episodes are based on real-life events. “It’s the inspiration of the stories. Our lives revolve around social media these days,” Ranay added.
Oineza and Magalona first worked together in the 2017 mystery-thriller film Bloody Crayons.
Oineza said she’s glad to reunite with Magalona onscreen: “There’s not much awkwardness because we know each other. I’m comfortable with him.”
Talking about the episode, she said it presents the challenge of choosing between love or career, or how to handle them at the same time.
“It’s about sacrifices,” she said.
On a personal note, Oineza feels everything in her life is aligned — a fruitful career and a healthy, romantic relationship with RK Bagatsing.
“I hope it continues for the many years to come — the right balance of it all,” she said.
The third season of Click, Like, Share premiered on 12 January on iWantTFC. New episodes air every Wednesday.