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Coco Martin is happy to be paired with Angeline Quinto in 'You Light Up My Life'

Coco Martin talks about his first shooting day with Angeline Quinto and how excited he is to be doing a romantic-comedy for the first time.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

9/25/2011 9:15 PM
Coco Martin is happy to be paired with Angeline Quinto in 'You Light Up My Life'


092611-coco-main.jpgIn spite of his rising showbiz career, Coco Martin remains to be unassuming as Push.com.ph caught him mingling with the crew at the on-location shoot of his latest movie You Light Up My Life last September 21. Instead of waiting inside his makeshift dressing room in Baywalk, the acclaimed actor patiently watched his leading lady Angeline Quinto go through her scenes in the middle of the highway.

"Actually, ito yung first shooting day namin together," Coco related in our interview. "Kasi nung first two days either ako lang or siya lang yung kinukunan ng eksena. Natutuwa ako kasi isa ako sa kinonsider ni Angeline na makatrabaho sa pelikulang ito. Kahit nung nagworkshop pa lang kami masaya na. Siyempre nandito ako para suportahan siya."

Asked how their tandem came about, Coco explained that the fact that he and Angeline have similar backgrounds probably convinced their home network to see if they have on screen chemistry. "Siguro kasi nakita nila na pareho kaming masa, malapit sa tao, pareho kami ng pinanggalingan. Kapag pinanonood ko siya, sabi ko parang nakikita ko yung sarili ko sa kanya. Excited ako sa team-up namin tsaka matagal ko ng gusto makagawa ng love story so eto na yun."

Coco plays a temperamental photographer who gets to work with Angeline, who in turn, is a tourist guide in the story. Her bubbly personality often irks Coco, resulting to their love-hate relationship.

Although they've just started shooting the movie, Coco revealed that he was surprised that the former Star Power champ shows much potential in the acting department. "Feeling ko nga niloloko niya ako eh. Sabi niya sa akin hindi siya marunong umarte pero sa workshop tsaka dito sa shooting namin ngayon sabi ko meron eh. Sabi ko sa kanya, 'Pinasasakay mo lang kami e! Nagpapa-humble ka lang na 'di ka marunong umarte.'"

Coco admitted that he's aware of Angeline's admiration of her; in the same way that he has high regard for the dedication she's putting into her craft. "Oo nga. Ha! Ha! Ha! Hindi ko iniisip e. Siyempre nakakatuwa para hangaan ka ng isang tao, pero mas dapat intindihin yung trabaho. Nakakatuwa kasi nakita ko yung dedikasyon niya at ipinapakita niya kung sino talaga siya. Napaka simple niya at napaka-bait na tao."