Director Cathy Garcia-Molina says that Sam Milby and KC Concepcion are talented artists in their own right.
During the premiere night of Forever And A Day,
director Cathy Garcia-Molina admitted that she was really nervous of how moviegoers would respond to Sam Milby and KC Concepcion’s first movie team-up. She had been very vocal about being challenged to bring out the best in her two lead stars, especially because this is her first time to do a romantic drama. “Hindi na nga ako tumitingin sa
audience eh. Natakot ako sa
reaction ng tao. Pero napansin ko
, they were really quiet and attentive during the emotional scenes of KC and Sam’s characters. Natuwa ako kasi ibig sabihin
they were trying to listen [to the dialogue] and I felt that they really appreciate KC and Sam's performance. If I may say so, na
-showcase naman talaga yung galing nila
and they have all the right to be called actors.”
True to her word, Direk Cathy made sure that Sam’s onscreen presence would have a similar impact to that of John Lloyd Cruz in A Very Special Love
. At the same time, viewers would be surprised with the depth of emotion that Sam has given his role. “Gwapo talaga si
Sam and magaling ang
director of photography ko, si
Dan Villegas. Pero
extraordinary nga ang pagkagwapo ni
Sam sa pelikula, may
glow. I think nakatulong na gusto niya yung
story of Eugene. Plus, he knows that he needs this project. He knows that he has to give more kasi pang-anim niya ng pelikula ito at pang-apat na niya sa akin
[na siya ang bida
]. So I’m sure naghahanap na din yung tao na, ‘Ano naman ang pwede mo mong mabigay?
’ And I believe hindi kayo mabibigo.
Sam was able to give more than what he has given in the past.”
Direk Cathy was equally proud of KC whom she had to be very strict with. Since it was their first time to work together, she told KC that she’s the type of director who doesn’t give special treatment even to showbiz royalties. “I am so happy kasi hinayaan niya akong i
-control siya, i-
guide siya. Malaking bagay sa aming mga
director na pumapayag ang artistang magpadirek. Kasi ang tanging mabibigay ko kay
emotion—dito ka manggagaling, dito ka pupunta
. And I am so happy kasi yung ibang
nuances sa kanya na galing
. I am glad na lumalabas na yung naturalesa niya bilang artista.
I didn’t have to spoon-feed everything. Nung umpisa ganon e, pero nung pumasok na siya sa
character niya, naging natural na yung
When asked what’s next after filming Forever And A Day
, Direk Cathy revealed that she’s open to do more serious films in the future. “Basta huwag lang
family drama, yun ang iniiwasan ko eh. Pero
heavy drama na
love stories, okay sa akin
,” she beamed.