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Director Dado Lumibao says Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were easy to work with

'Must Be Love' director Dado Lumibao says his lead stars were very professional on set.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/14/2013 8:20 AM
Director Dado Lumibao says Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were easy to work with


031413-direkdado_main.jpgAs his first Star Cinema movie Must Be Love hit the big screen last March 13, director Dado Lumibao revealed that it wasn’t hard to work with teen heartthrobs Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla whom he had already previously worked with in Princess and I.

Pag tinatanong ako kung ano ba yung magic ni Kathryn at Daniel, sabi ko wala, kasi napaka-totoo nilang tao. Napaka-ordinaryo nilang tao na kapag nakita mo sila, iisipin mo, ‘Ay puwede ako diyan eh. Yung tipong puwede rin ako magmahal ng prinsipe.’ Kasi they look at Kathryn and Daniel as someone na nakaka-relate sila. Hindi sila yung tipong nandito ka tapos sila tinitingala mo. Tinitignan mo sila na ka-level eh. Di ba yung mga fans hindi sila natatakot lumapit at hawakan at whatever. Ka-henerasyon ko sila Sharon Cuneta and yung mga fans dati dun lang sila sa malayo, they cannot even go near dahil nahihiya sila,” he shared.

The talented director also shared some juicy details about his two lead stars during the making of the film. “Yung character ni Daniel dito, it’s so very un-Padilla. I hope you see a different Kathniel here. It’s a big effort for us talaga para makita sila in a different light. That’s why dito yung mga hindi pa nila nagawa sa Princess and I, nagawa nila dito. Sa Princess and I hindi mo mapapasayaw si Daniel (laughs). Sasabihin niya, ‘Hindi ako dancer direk.’ Dito my God, he’s a very good dancer pala. Pag nakita mong sinasayaw si Kathryn, you will fall in love with Daniel,” he said.

Direk Dado also said Kathryn showed a new side of herself in the film as well. “Dito sa Must Be Love hindi lang siya sumayaw, hindi lang siya nagpakuwela, hindi lang siya nagpaiyak, nag-basketball pa (laughs),” he laughed.

For Direk Dado, his two stars did not disappoint when it came to being professional on the set. “The chemistry is there, there is a spark. Wala na kaming time to do workshops so every day laging may coaching, ganyan. But one thing good about them is they really listen. They are willing to learn, willing to change, parang sabi ko sa kanila, ‘Sana maiba kayo dito anak, hindi kayo Mikay at Gino dito. So meron namang effort na ganun.’ For me that’s a good job so ayun. Before a reading, I always tell them kung ano yung pinaggagalingan ng mga linya nila, ang pupuntahan nito ganito, ito yung eksena ninyo, ito ang sasabihin ninyo. There are times na sasabihin nila, ‘Hindi ko masabi ito kasi hindi ako kumportable.’ Sa ganun mas iniintindi ko sila na kung saan sila kumportable, pero may mga ano talaga pero may mga time talaga na hindi. yan mismo ang sabihin mo. Sasabihin ko, ‘Hindi mo man yan masabi bilang Kathryn pero bilang Pachot yan ang masasabi mo so yan ang sabihin mo.’ And they listen naman,” he said.

Apart from working with Kathryn on PAI, Direk Dado also directed her in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya. “Pagkatapos ng Princess and I, nagkasama na kami ni Kathryn sa MMK, noon pa lang parang nag-swak na kami, naging anak ko na sila. Minsan pag wala sila sa mood, sasabihin nila sa akin, so pag nasa take na, ayan na. Siguro dahil kilala ko sila at kilala nila ako, yung working relationship namin maayos so wala talagang problema. Isa sa mga kinunan namin, alam ko pagod na pagod sila because galing sila sa out-of-town mall show eh ang kukunan namin highlight, sinimulan naming kunan yun ng mga ala-una noh tapos ngayon mag-a-alas singko na ng umaga, ganun ka-intense nung eksenang yun. Kita mo talaga sila habang nag-se-set-up, natutulog, pagod eh ang haba pa ng linyahan, ganyan, ganyan. Pero pag take, ayun nandun. Kaya alam mo natutuwa ako, kasi pinababayaan ko lang sila eh. Kasi alam ko na kapag nag-roll ako, yun na yun,” he proudly said of Kathniel.

The former PAI director also divulged some insider trivia about the now finished Primetime Bida series. “Nung ginawa namin ang Princess and I, actually dapat it was Kathryn and Enrique, yun talaga yun. Kaya lang nung dumating itong si Daniel, pak! (laughs) Kasi the chemistry is there, mas grabe. So sa ngayon sila. Pagdating naman sa ibang ka-love team, sooner or later habang nag-ma-mature sila and all that, meron at merong darating,” he said.

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