While Toni Gonzaga is busy shooting a new movie under Star Cinema, her boyfriend Paul Soriano is also swamped with his directorial work in the advertising world as well as a producer of the 2013 Cinemalaya entry entitled Transit. The dashing director recently flew to Israel with the rest of his crew to oversee the whole shoot. In her Instagram account, Toni posted a photo of her hugging Paul, stating that she will definitely miss him as he will be out of the country for some time.
Nevertheless, Toni is not bothered every time Paul’s work takes him abroad since they often keep in touch via video chats. “Yun [trabaho] muna focus namin sa ngayon but we still keep in touch. It’s easier since hi-tech naman na ang mga phones ngayon, hindi mo na kailangan ng laptop para mag-video chat. Dati ang hilig namin sa Skype pero ngayon may Viber na at uso na rin ang Tangle. Pwede na mag-Facetime anytime,” she said in an interview with Push.com.ph.
Aside from producing a movie for Cinemalaya this year, Toni shared that Paul is also working on a possible project in the States. He attended a convention in Las Vegas and Los Angeles a few weeks back. “Ayoko sabihin [exactly kung ano] magagalit yun sa akin. May maganda siyang possible opportunity na magagawa doon.”
In the meantime, Toni happily shared that things are going smoothly on the set of her new movie. She has already established a good working relationship with co-stars Shaina Magdayao, Bea Alonzo, and Angel Locsin. They’ve become such good friends to the point that director Cathy Garcia-Molina would sometimes admonish them for goofing around on the set. “Hindi pa naman sobra-sobrang galit, medyo napagsasabihan na sa kadaldalan. May pasimuno rin kasi, ako. Kasi ang daldal ko, madami akong napapansin sa set. Bentang-benta naman ako kay Bea Alonzo. Kapag tumawa naman si Bea, tawa rin si Shaina. And of course tawa rin si Angel but more on concentrating talaga si Angel sa kanyang role. Talagang focus talaga ang lola mo, hindi mo siya ma-i-interrupt ‘pag nagmo-motivate na siya. Ang saya ‘pag off cam.
Toni added that she also had the chance to get to know Shaina more when they did some workout classes together. “Yes, ngayon tuloy-tuloy naman ang connection at communication. Ang closeness ay namumuo, iniingatan at inaalagaan. Nag-body conditioning kami. Niyaya ko lahat, sabi ko kung sino gusto sumama sa inyo sama lang kayo. Naka-survive naman si Shaina. Yung dalawa gumive up, hindi kinaya ang pagko-condition sa katawan. Medyo strenuous exercise kasi.”
As for possible rivalry among them, Toni maintained that she’s not the type who would dwell on billing issue or movie exposure. “Wala kami isyu sa billing, sa talent fee siguro. Charos! Hahaha! Hindi. Ewan ko sa kanila. Ayoko problemahin ‘yan, ma-stress lang ako. Magtrabaho na lang ako, magpasalamat na lang ako dahil meron akong trabaho,” she finally stated.