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Joyce Bernal on working with Kim Chiu and Xian Lim: 'Yung energy nandon'

Director Joyce Bernal says that Kim Chiu and Xian Lim were very enthusiastic about doing 'Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo.'

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

Twitter: @kristhoff_cgp

FRESH SCOOPS

7/26/2013 8:58 AM
Joyce Bernal on working with Kim Chiu and Xian Lim:  'Yung energy nandon'


072613-direk_main.jpgWhen asked what made Joyce Bernal say “yes” to direct Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo, she remarked, “’Yung si Ramon (Bautista) sa libro niya ano ‘yun eh, siguro dahil matanda na ako pero nong pumasok ‘yung libro ni Ramon naka-relate ako, hindi naman sa hindi ako crush ng crush ko, pero naka-relate ako bigla.”

She said that the book presented a new brand of love story that’s why she was so eager to do the movie. “Bale nong nabasa ko ‘yung kwento, kasi ‘yung love story di ba naghahanap na siya ng bagong kilig, ang movie na to ‘yung gagawa ng pagpapalabas ng bagong flavor at ng feelings,” she said.

According to the director, working with Ramon Bautista was such a different experience. “Pag dumarating siya nakangiti kami tapos kwentuhan, tapos pupunta siya agad sa table, tapos kakain, tapos ang sarap ng kwentuhan. Tapos darating si Xian (Lim) at si Kim (Chiu). Pero lalapit sila, tapos makikipag-kwentuhan. Pagnandon si Ramon nakangiti ka, kaya magaan lang.”

She said that it helped a lot that Ramon is a funny guy. “Siguro sa buong experience ko rin sa paggawa ng pelikula walang Ramon, walang ganong topak na pumasok sa pelikula ko, topak ko lang, pero bilang ano, natulungan ako ng topak ni Ramon.”

On working with Xian Lim and Kim Chiu, she said that she witnessed how dedicated they were. “Meron akong idea na si Kim Chiu sikat. Tapos si Xian din ganon, two years pa lang pero although sumikat na siya. So wala talaga akong idea. So don lang sa shooting ko naramdaman. Kasi usually naman pag-talented ka at hindi mo binigay, pero sila naman willing, kahit pagod na pagod kasi they were doing the soap (the now defunct Ina, Kapatid, Anak) nong time na ‘yun.” She shared that they were also full of enthusiasm. “’Yung sa pagdating sa set namin ‘yung unang concern nila tanggalin ‘yung eyebags noh, pero pagkatapos ‘yung energy nandon na.”

She relayed that Xian and Kim has helped her to spice up the movie with youthfulness. “’Yung lang siguro kailangan ko talaga ng youthfulness nila bilang binitiwan na ako ng youthfulness ko. Kailangan ko ‘yung perspektibo nila, kailangan ko ‘yung ibang pagtingin sa love story, ibang pakikitungo,” she said.

Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo will be showing on July 31 in theaters nationwide.