Instead of being a burden to their performances as actors, Dingdong Dantes and Bea Alonzo both recognize the fact that their respective, strong relationships with their partners has paved the way for them to be able to act as naturally as possible on their first-ever onscreen team up on "She's The One."
During their joint, live appearance on The Buzz on Sunday, Bea remarked that being in a "secure relationship" is always beneficial for actors especially to the ones starring on romance-themed projects because "Parang you can be yourself all the time without thinking na mao-offend sila and... [because] they're understanding enough to know that this part of our job."
Dingdong, for his part, reiterated that these strong relationships where they draw emotions is not limited to romantic ones alone.
"I guess hindi lang po sa relationship namin sa aming respective partners, but it's the totality of lahat ng mga kasama namin. Lahat ng mga mahal namin sa buhay. Relationship namin with our families, with friends and of course our love lives kasi lahat po ng ito eh definitely nakakatulong samin as actors because we draw inspiration from them.
"And halimbawa po sa storya naming mag-best friends malaking bagay po ang experience namin sa aming best friends na makakahugot kami kahit papano ng mga examples na makatotohanan sa totoong buhay namin," he shared.
Aside from their relationships, Dingdong underscored that having a positive ambiance on the set likewise contributes to the actors being "in the groove" to give their best in every project.
"Imporante po kasi na ganon 'yung ganong klase 'yung vibe na binibigay lalo sa ganitong klaseng tema na pelikula kasi it will reflect sa aming actors kasi gusto naming ibigay 'yung best namin to entertain. Siyempre kung maganda 'yung ambiance, 'yung atmosphere, positive lahat mg tao sa paligid, makikita mo 'yun onscreen," said the boyfriend of Kung Fu Divas actress Marian Rivera.
The prized Kapamilya star, on the other hand, added that a good working relationship with your co-actor is also important especially in seamlessly transitioning from doing light to heavy scenes.
"Para sa akin, ang dali ko kasing nakasundo si Dong so nawawala na 'yung hiya the moment na nabasa ko 'yung script o 'yung mga lines parang pumapasok kana agad kasi alam mo na eto 'yung mga lines na bibitawan ng isang Kat, 'yung character ko sa film na ito," explained the beau of "Annaliza" star Zanjoe Marudo.
But what does she think of actor's cue or the moment wherein the star was given free reign as to when he or she wants to start with a particular scene?
"Ayoko ng sinasabihan ako ng actor's cue," Bea adamantly started and continued, "Kasi nanginginig ako... Mas lalo akong kinakabahan kasi feeling ko hinihintay na nila ako, kailangan ko ng gawin 'yon eh parang ayokong hinihintay ako ng ganon, nahihiya ako."
Meanwhile, the box office actress, who has been paired with the country's premiere leading men, doesn't appear to be pressured as to whether or not her new tandem with Dingdong would show off as much chemistry as her previous pair ups, say for instance with her bankable love team John Lloyd Cruz.
What helped eased her tension she noted was the inspirational story shared to her by "She's The One" director Mae Cruz about onscreen chemistry.
"Gustong gusto ko 'yung kinuwento sakin ni Direk Mae na sinabi sakanya ni Ma'am Charo [Santos-Concio] noon kasi... Sabi niya kay Direk Mae 'Alam mo ang dalawang tao kahit hindi 'yan love team, kahit wala 'yang pinanggagalingan na TV show kung magaling silang mga aktor kaya nilang gumawa ng chemistry because being in love is a feeling. It's an emotion. Just like when you're sad, when you're happy. It's an emotion so you find something lovable about that person na para bang magmumukha kang in love siguro.' I really like that kasi para bang feeling ko talagang nakatulong sakin while I was doing this film," she confessed.
"She's The One" starring Bea and Dingdong together with Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano will be out in cinemas nationwide on October 16.