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Robin Padilla admits he asked for several takes for his kissing scene with Bea Alonzo

Robin Padilla explains why he gets excited every time he goes to the set of the teleserye 'Guns and Roses.'

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

6/3/2011 8:55 AM
Robin Padilla admits he asked for several takes for his kissing scene with Bea Alonzo


060311-robin_main.jpgRobin Padilla described his upcoming teleserye Guns and Roses as an answered prayer. He confessed that for three years, he’d been knocking on ABS-CBN’s doors if he could make another teleserye as follow up to his 2003 work Basta’t Kasama Kita. Now, not only does he have the new series Guns and Roses, he also got his request to have Bea Alonzo as his leading lady.

Ang tagal nga. Si Bea kasi ang tagal bago ako inaprub,” joked the action star during the press conference of the teleserye. “Tatlong taon na akong kumakatok sa pintuan ng ABS-CBN. Sa mga paguusap namin ni Ms. Malou Santos (Managing Director of Star Cinema) e lagi kong sinasabi na sana ay makabalik na ako at hinihingi ko ngang makapareha si Ms. Bea. Ngayon na natuloy na ay napakasaya ko. Kung si Bea ay reyna, may hari naman, at si Diether (Ocampo) ‘yun. Masayang masaya ako na Kapamilya uli ako. Sana hindi sila magsawa na bigyan pa ako ng magagandang proyekto.”

Production for Guns and Roses had begun since December of last year, and since then rumors had circulated that Robin showed a different glow and enthusiasm every time he would see Bea on the set. When probed if this is true, the married Robin rattled, “Medyo mahirap ‘yan, ha ha ha!”

But he clarified that the reason behind the excitement was his teleserye character Abel. “Medyo totoong lagi akong nakangiti kapag kasama ko si Bea sa set. Lagi akong nakatingin sa kanya. Kasi kapag dumadating ako sa set, ako si Abel. Si Abel kasi, ang kanyang pagmamahal kay Reign (Bea’s character) ay talagang abot langit. Baka matakot naman sa akin si Bea, baka isipin niya stalker ako. Bilang character ko lang naman at isang artistang humahanga sa kanya. Kung isang maganda at sexy na leading lady tulad ni Bea, natural lang sa kahit na sinong lalaki ang ma-excite tuwing taping. Pero hanggang dun na lang.”

In the primetime drama produced by the same unit behind Imortal and Magkaribal, Robin and Bea play two people who will try to defy the workings of justice to be together. Playing lovers, the two had to shoot some kissing scenes. Robin cracked a joke to reporters that in one kissing scene with Bea, he asked the directors for numerous retakes. “Nag-request ako, ha ha ha! Minsan kasi parang kulang ‘yung emosyon ni Bea. Hindi biro lang.”

But since he is also a director, Robin explained that he only did so because he wanted the kissing scene to convey the right amount of emotion. “Ang gusto ko lang kasi, kapag na-preview ko sa monitor at hindi ko nagustuhan ‘yung labas, sinasabi ko sa direktor na dapat ulitin. Dapat ang lumabas e halik talaga ni Abel. So nakailang take rin kasi ang nagagawa ko e halik Robin, e hindi dapat ganun.”

He said he considers doing a kissing scene with Bea an honor. “Sa akin walang ilang. Isa ngang karangalan ‘yun para sa akin. Kung si Bea ang ka-kissing scene mo, ipinagpapasalamat ko ‘yun.” But being a professional actor and a true gentleman, Robin shared that prior to doing the scene he had a serious talk with his leading lady. “Nandun pa rin siyempre ‘yung paggalang sa ating leading lady. Kailangan i-explain sa kanya ng tama kung bakit kailangan rough ‘yung paghalik ko. Naguusap muna dapat. Iba kasi talaga ko humalik. Hindi ako naniniwala sa dapat maganda sa screen. Kung ano dapat ang nararamdaman ng character mo dapat ganun ang halik mo.