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Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu admit they were scared of director Jose Javier Reyes

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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10/15/2010 9:11 AM
Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu admit they were scared of director Jose Javier Reyes


As shooting for the movie Till My Heartache'rsquo;s End nears its end, Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu admitted that they were both intimidated when they first found out that multi-awarded director Jose Javier Reyes would be at the helm of their latest film. "Natakot kami. As in nag-usap kami ni Kim na oh no, sobra kaming intimidated. Siyempre kilala namin si Direk Joey, kung ano yung work niya," Gerald shared.

But the young actor admitted that their fears were unfounded as he discovered the director was not as strict as he first thought. "Nung first day of shooting namin, nagulat ako, kasi kahit sobrang nakaka-intimidate, ang gaan nung shooting day namin at hanggang ngayon na we have a playdate na, in six weeks kelangan mabuo na yung movie, magaan pa rin. Pag nasa set kami sobrang saya, sobrang enjoy lang. Kahit mabigat yung movie, ito yung pinaka-challenging movie para sa akin pero sobra kaming nag-enjoy dahil kay Direk Joey din. Kaya ako nagulat ako sobra," he said.

Kim had watched the director as a judge on Pilipinas Got Talent, so she assumed he would be just as equally stringent with his expectations of them. "Ako naman una siyempre kinabahan kasi si Direk Joey Reyes yan, judge siya sa mga ano, sa mga talent shows. Insiip ko, yung acting natin, pano kaya natin ito gagawin? And nung una nahihiya kami na parang hindi namin siya makausap, pero hindi, sobrang cool and siya pa nga yung mas cool ang buhay kesa sa amin eh. Sabi niya sa amin, 'lsquo;Kamusta ang buhay niyo, saan kayo gumigimik?'rsquo; May ganyan. Sabi ko hindi po kami gumigimik, tapos sabi niya eh, 'lsquo;Ang sad pala ng life niyo!'rsquo; May ganun (laughs). So parang 'lsquo;pag nagtratrabaho kami, nagbibiruan lang. Hindi namin iniisip na malapit na yung playdate namin. Sobrang professional siya, kung work, work. 'lsquo;Pag kuwentuhan, kuwentuhan, so parang masaya lang," she said.

The movie, which is slated for release on October 27, is about the love story of Powie and Agnes, two love-struck individuals who eventually must choose between following their goals or staying true to what they feel. Gerald and Kim both admit their characters are unlike anything they'rsquo;ve ever done before. "Ang kuwento ng Till My Heartaches End, it'rsquo;s a modern young relationship. Yung mga tipo ng relationships ngayon. Kung ano yung mga problema, mga challenges na nangyayari, kung paano nila nalagpasan yung mga problema na yun. Kumbaga at a very young age, marami ng problema in their relationship and makikita niyo sa film na yan and talagang makaka-relate ang lahat from young to old talaga. It'rsquo;s also a movie na puwede ka manuod mag-isa, puwedeng may date ka, puwedeng dala mo pamilya mo," Gerald said.

Kim