There are reports that Angel Locsin and Angelica Panganiban are not on good terms because they took their confrontation and fight scenes in their movie, One More Try, personally. The said confrontation scenes were main highlights of the movie, but some say that the misunderstanding of their characters transcended to real life.
At the launching of Angelica’s beauty soap and shower gel endorsement, the actress denied that she and Angel now have a gap because they got carried away with their physical confrontation scenes. “Unang-una mahirap naman talagang dayain ang mga ganung eksena kasi kapag dinaya mo hindi talaga magmumukhang totoo, at mas pangit naman kung pagtawanan ‘yung ganung kagandang eksena,” said Angelica at the press conference of Camay held in Zuellig Building in Makati City last Thursday, January 17. “Kung may nagre-react na di maganda tungkol dun sa eksena, napaka-unprofessional naman no’n para magalit ka, di ba?”
Asked directly if she got carried away by their fight scenes, the actress replied, “Well, ako hindi naman. In character naman ako. Sabi ko nga kung may mapipikon o may magagalit siguro napaka-unprofessional naman para maramdaman ng isang artista ‘yon na personalin ang ganung eksena.”
When further prodded about her relationship with Angel, Angelica explained that they never had the chance to be close in their film project, and mentioned that Angel was really focused on her job. “Masyado siyang seryoso sa trabaho niya,” she said referring to Angel. “Kaya naging ganun din naman kaganda ang performance niya sa One More Try. Grabe siyang magpokus dun sa ginagawa niyang trabaho. Talagang kapag andun ‘yan sa set, talagang halos naka-shutdown ‘yung mundo niya. In character siya pagdating pa lang niya hanggang sa makaalis siya.”
Nevertheless, the star of the upcoming teleserye Apoy Sa Dagat stressed that they also got the chance to talk when the mood on the set was relaxed. “Pero nakikisama naman siya. Hindi naman namin sinasabi na parang di naman siya kilala. May mga panahon naman na may mga eksenang magagaan, so ayun nakakausap namin siya.”
She suggested that a close friendship may not have been established between her and Angel but she is not closing her doors on this possibility in the future. “Sa mga susunod siguro may mabubuo, pero sa ganitong ka-heavy na pelikula, medyo mabigat para magkaroon ng bonding moments.”