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Empress Schuck says she's not yet ready to do kissing scenes

Empress Schuck reveals that she felt awkward during her intimate scenes with Matt Evans in a 'Maalaala Mo Kaya' episode.

BY ABS-CBN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

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12/13/2009 3:28 AM
Empress Schuck says she's not yet ready to do kissing scenes


Empress Schuck is excited to take part in the 2009 Metro Manila Film Fest via the movie Ang Darling Kong Aswang where she plays the daughter of Jean Garcia who heads a faction of aswangs. Though it’s her first time to be a kontrabida, the young actress didn’t hesitate to take on the role since it not only added variety to her acting, but it also enabled her to work with a new set of artists. “Ang dami kong ginawa. Ka-fighting scene ko si Bangkay. Tapos ginagawa namin yun ng 2 am. Yung story kasi begins with a group of beautiful people na mga aswang pala which includes Cristine (Reyes) and Agot (Isidro). Pero traraydurin nila kami na pamilya nila at magtatago sila sa Manila. So dun nagsimula yung conflict,” she related.

Aside from her upcoming movie, Empress recently guest starred in Maalaala Mo Kaya’s two-part special featuring the life story of Manny Villar’s mother. “Siyempre thankful din ako sa MMK na kahit wala akong primetime soap sa ABS-CBN ngayon kinukuha pa rin nila ako. Lagi nila akong inaalagaan at magagandang roles ang ibiniigay nila sa akin,” she said when asked how she feels that she seems to be one of the show’s favorite lead actresses. “Medyo nagdalawang-isip lang ako noong una na tanggapin yung MMK na ito kasi mature na yung gagampanan kong role as first generation na Curing.”

Apparently, Empress was a bit overwhelmed when she learned that she would be required to portray a few intimate scenes with Matt Evans who plays her husband in the story. “Tinanggap ko na rin naman kasi wala naman ako ginagawa masyado at medyo maluwag ang schedule ko. Naalagaan naman ako sa taping. Kaya lang medyo nakakapanibago kasi hindi lang siya may asawa pero ipinakita din yung part na lalaki yung tiyan ng character ko kasi buntis. Tsaka kinabahan lang talaga ako sa eksena namin ni Matt na kailangan hinihimas-himas ko yung mukha niya. Kaya lang boyfriend nga hindi ko pa nararanasan [in real life] tapos asawa pa kaya,” she exclaimed.

Good thing there was really no kissing scene involved because that is where she sets her limitation since she’s only 16 years old. “Wala talagang kissing scene sa script. Pero yun nga lang hinihingi nila na kailangan ako mabuntis doon. Siyempre sa part ko wala pa talaga akong experience. Pero dahil nga ginagawa ng mga actress yun at acting ang napili kong craft, yun na lang inisip ko, na acting lang ‘yan hindi naman totohanan.” Asked how she was able to convincingly play the role, Empress said that she gets inspiration from certain romantic movies. “Nung tinetape namin yung lambingan ng mag-asawa, sabi ko gagawin ko na lahat, 100%, and kinaya naman ng one take. Buti na lang din kilala ko si Matt kundi mas lalong nakakailang ‘di ba? Kasi siyempre gusto ko first kiss, first holding hands, first date lahat sa totoong boyfriend ko,” she reasoned.

But doesn’t she have any plans to go sexy the way other young stars like Kim Chiu and Erich Gonzales have? “Medyo conservative talaga ako e. Okay lang siguro kung nasa tamang age na. Kasi ang hirap din sa aking loob na magpa-sexy sa ngayon. Siguro ‘pag 17 years old na ako medyo lang. Tapos kapag 18 okay na. So enjoyin ko muna kung ano yung bagay muna sa edad ko,” she beamed.