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Direk Cathy is happy with the positive feedback on Sam Milby and KC Concepcion's first movie team-up

Director Cathy Garcia-Molina says that Sam Milby and KC Concepcion are talented artists in their own right.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

6/22/2011 8:43 AM
Direk Cathy is happy with the positive feedback on Sam Milby and KC Concepcion's first movie team-up


062211-direkcathy_main.jpgDuring 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 KC yung 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 flow ng emotions nila.”  

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.