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Ejay Falcon shares Robin Padilla's advice on how to take care of his leading lady

Ejay Falcon says it was overwhelming to work with his idol, Robin Padilla.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/19/2011 10:42 PM
Ejay Falcon shares Robin Padilla's advice on how to take care of his leading lady


032011-ejay_main.jpgIt’s been almost three years since he first entered showbiz via Pinoy Big Brother, but the surprises that have come his way are still very overwhelming for Ejay Falcon. The former Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus Big Winner, who grew up in the province of Oriental Mindoro, virtually had his dream come true when he got offered a part in Robin Padilla’s movie Tum: My Pledge of Love, which will be shown in theaters soon. The 21 year-old is a die-hard Robin Padilla fan, along with almost all of his friends in the province. Ejay couldn’t wait to share the good news when he first found out about the project. “Unang-una, na-excite ako kasi Robin Padilla movie ito. Sabi ko kagad, ‘Idol ko, makakasama ko!’ Tinext ko kagad yung mga barkada ko. Sa lugar kasi namin, si Robin Padilla ang idol ng lahat ng mga lalake sa amin lalo na sa barkada ko,” he told Push.com.ph.

The young actor also admitted that he has watched all of Robin’s previous films and even named his favorites. “Wala akong pinalampas na pelikula niya. Marami akong gusto, yung Mistah, Anak ni Baby Ama at Utol kong Hoodlum, mga ganun. Pero mas pinakakinilig ako dun sa Maging Sino Ka Man nila ni Miss Sharon (Cuneta) dati,” he shared.

Ejay also shared how Robin was like to work with as a co-actor and director. Far from intimidating, Ejay said Robin took him under his wing. “Nung una, naiilang talaga ako sa kanya kasi yun nga, unang-una idol ko siya tapos siya pa yung nagdi-direct sa amin. Pero okay naman pala. Sabi niya sa akin, ‘Huwag kang mahiya. Lahat tayo dito magkakapatid. Lahat tayo, pamilya tayo dito.’ Ang tawag nga nya sa lahat sa amin doon na mas bata sa kanya ‘anak.’ Parang ang sarap sa pakiramdam,” he told Push.com.ph.

In Tum: My Pledge of Love, Ejay is paired up with Robin’s eldest daughter Queenie Padilla. Despite rumors linking them together off-cam, this did not prove to be a sticky situation on set as Robin gave the task of directing Ejay and Queenie’s scenes to one of the associate directors in India. Robin was also very receptive to suggestions from the cast during their meetings after each shooting day in India. Ejay shared that this made his working experience with the Robin to be an enriching one for him as an actor. “Yung mga eksena namin ni Queenie hindi na siya yung nag-direct sa amin. So kami ni Queenie, kami yung nag-uusap pag kami yung may take, kinakausap ko si Queenie kung paano yung pamapa-kilig namin, na kailangan ganito tayo dito, yung mga tinginan natin, mga ganun. Yun yung talagang tinulong namin sa pelikula. Yun ang participation namin sa movie na hindi ko nagawa sa ibang mga ginawa ko. Dito kasi nakapag-isip akong dialogue ko. Yung ibang dialogue dun galing sa akin. Yun yung sinabi ni Robin sa akin, ‘Kung may naisip kayong gawin, gawin niyo. Huwag kayong mahiya… kung alam nating pangit yan, ako ang magsasabi sa inyo.’ Pero sa lahat naman ng ginawa naming, sa awa ng Diyos, wala namang panget. Sa lahat naman, pumasa naman sa kanya,” he said.

Ejay even learned a thing or two from the Philippines’ premiere action star when it came to how to properly take care of his leading lady. “Yung advice niya sa akin, binigay niya yun sa Wowowee. Sabi niya kasi nung nag-Wowowee siya, ako naman nag-guest dun kasi lahat yun nung mga umiidolo kay Robin. May binigay sa aming question para kay Robin. Yung question ko na na-assign sa akin, ‘Paano ba alagaan ang isang leading lady, dapat bang ligawan agad?Eh nung time na yun, gagawin na namin ni Queenie yung Momay tapos siya yung leading lady ko nun.