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John Lloyd Cruz considers his onscreen chemistry with Toni Gonzaga a blessing

John Lloyd Cruz talks about how Toni Gonzaga went beyond her limitations for their first movie pairing in 'My Amnesia Girl.'

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

11/13/2010 1:07 AM
John Lloyd Cruz considers his onscreen chemistry with Toni Gonzaga a blessing


While he is known as one of the best actors of his generation and one of the most sought after leading men, John Lloyd Cruz has never felt that he was in a position to give acting advice to anyone. "I can talk about my approach on my character and certain scenes, pero wala ako sa posisyon para magbigay ng advice sa kapwa ko artista."

For his My Amnesia Girl co-star Toni Gonzaga, John Lloyd said he never felt there was a need for him to give any acting advice because he is already a fan of Toni'rsquo;s. "With Toni, pagdating sa comedy kasi fan ako ng wit at humor niya. Isa akong big fan niya dati pa. Papanoorin ko lang siya, matatawa na ako. Mas natatawa nga ako sa kanya off camera."

Though this was the first time that they worked together, John Lloyd said he instantly felt a good working rapport with Toni since they began shooting My Amnesia Girl. "Wala naman kasi kaming history ni Toni. Nagkasama kami sa Maging Sino Ka Man Book 2 pero sobrang bilis lang nun at konti lang 'lsquo;yung mga naging eksena namin. Yet ngayon dito sa My Amnesia Girl, kaya naming gumawa ng mga ganitong roles, makapag-portray ng mature love story na may halong comedy, drama," he said.

That'rsquo;s why he feels it is such a great blessing that he found a good chemistry with Toni on and off camera. "So far I can say it'rsquo;s something good or brilliant. Para sa akin this is another blessing kasi hindi mo agad makukuha 'lsquo;yung magandang chemistry sa isang bagong kapareha. It would take a while sa iba. Pero sa amin ni Toni, after just a few shooting days naging okay na kami."

John Lloyd also praised the actress'rsquo;s willingness to go beyond her limitations film'rsquo;s story. "Napakadali niyang makatrabaho dahil bukod sa napakagaling niya, napaka professional din. Dito sa movie namin talagang nakita ko 'lsquo;yung willingness na magbigay para sa movie na ito. Dun ako humanga. Kung dati meron siyang mga restrictions kapag gagawa ng pelikula, ngayon para dinadaanan na lang niya 'lsquo;yun."

Toni also has a kissing scene with John Lloyd, something which the actress doesn'rsquo;t normally do to maintain her wholesome image. "Para sa isang babae na katulad ni Toni, hindi 'lsquo;yun madali. Marami siyang pinalampas, o pikit-matang ginawa na lang para sa movie namin. Lahat naman kasi kami we want My Amnesia Girl to be a big success," John Lloyd explained.

But John Lloyd doesn'rsquo;t want people to think that Toni agreed to do a kissing scene because of hi star status. For him, Toni'rsquo;s decision to go beyond her limitations will eventually be for her own sake. "Hindi naman siguro. Lahat naman ng nagawa niya sa movie na ito magpe-pay off din para kanya rin. Para sa akin malaking bagay na makita ko 'lsquo;yung willingness na magbigay ng lahat na walang hes