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Cathy Garcia-Molina admits Sam Milby and KC Concepcion found it hard to fall in love

'The Forever And a Day' director shares how they got into character.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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6/12/2011 10:19 PM
Cathy Garcia-Molina admits Sam Milby and KC Concepcion found it hard to fall in love


061311-cathy-main.jpgWith Star Cinema’s 18th anniversary offering Forever And a Day set to hit theaters on June 15, Director Cathy Garcia-Molina is excited for her latest film, which is a story about the beauty of life and love. Forever And a Day is also the first big screen team-up of Sam Milby and KC Concepcion, who are also very good friends in real life. Direk Cathy admits she didn’t expect to be working with the two actors in one project. “Hindi ko naisip na sila’y magsasama ever. I was supposed to do a project with KC with another leading man and then Sam with another leading lady. Nagulat ako na sila na yung partner. Pinatawag ako, and then I got to meet with them. And then I saw the friendship that they had. Makulit talaga yung dalawang yan. Kaya naisip ko na puwede, puwede talaga,” she admits during the Forever And a Day presscon held last June 10 at the ABS-CBN compound.

In the movie, Sam plays the role of Eugene Servero, an adventurous and competitive man who is always up for any challenge while KC plays Raffy Salvador, a woman who has yet to conquer her many fears in life. Direk Cathy admits that it was actually harder for her to direct Sam and KC because the two we’re already so familiar with each other. “Actually naging problem ko talaga na magkaibigan sila. Even Sam was telling me and KC that he was having problems kasi sobra silang magkaibigan and they could not look at each other as if they could be lovers. It was a problem yes nahirapan ako pero I always tell them and I’ve always believed na hindi naman sila na-i-in love onscreen, but rather as actors. As long as they become their characters, it is not impossible to fall in love. Sam may not fall in love with KC, but Eugene can fall in love with Raffy. And so can Raffy fall in love with Eugene. So ganun lang kasi kung aasahan ko lang yung personal nila na buhay, baka wala akong mapala. So akoy kumakapit sa characterization nila, to make them live it and make their characters fall in love,” she explains.

Just like the magic she weaved to make the John Lloyd Cruz-Sarah Geronimo tandem work in previous blockbusters like A Very Special Love and You Changed My Life, Direk Cathy says it is not a problem for her even if her two lead stars are not an item in real life. “Star Cinema never banks on the relationship. Hindi naman tayo yung tipong nagki-create ng kunwari nagkakagustuhan. I believe naman na every movie is unique. Ang seed ng story na ito galing sa akin eh. This is something that just doesn’t talk about love. It talks about life. It talks about love for life. And ito rin po yung una kong pelikula na broader ang scope ng story other than just being a love story. I believe that it’s more than just about love because it also talks about life.”