In a recent interview for her upcoming film with Coco Martin, Sarah Geronimo proudly shared that she’s ready to take on “mature roles” now that she’s 25.
“Siguro hindi na rin mate-take ng audience na iisa lang ‘yung roles na ginagampanan ko. Bilang 25-years old importante rin na ‘yung believability ba parang ‘yung believable ako sa character na pino-portray ko,” she explained.
However despite this declaration, Sarah remained apprehensive about a kissing scene with her leading man, citing that it’s not the sole basis for a film to be considered “mature.” “As much as possible ayaw naman po naming isentro doon sa kissing scene na issue sa pagkakaroon ng mature na storya, sa pagkakaroon ng mature na role. Hindi naman. Sana ‘wag naman iikot doon ang story,” she explained.
Does this mean that she won’t be doing any kissing scenes in her film with Coco? “Tititignan po natin. Siyempre andyan ang pamilya ko, andiyan ang parents ko. Mahirap namang magsalita ng hindi ko iniintindi ‘yung kung ano ang desisyon nila,” said the actress-singer.
Sarah and Coco were first paired onscreen in the TV musical 1DOL back in 2008.
In the third installment of her film with John Lloyd Cruz titled It takes A Man and A Woman last year, Sarah had shown a little bit of her sultry side. Many are hoping to see more of her womanly side in her upcoming film, given that her partner is no less than the award-winning Prince of Philippine Independent Films.
“Siguro kung ano lang po 'yung aangkop sa karakter ko talaga, 'yung characteristics ng role ko, kung ano 'yung qualities niya. Kung hihingin ng storya, baka pwede naman ‘yan i-approach na kaya lang ng limitations ko,” Sarah reiterated of her light drama and romance flick.
While she admitted that she has to catch up with the acting skills of the Ikaw Lamang actor, she said she believes that the biggest challenge that she’d have to face in filming it is separating herself from her previous well-loved character Laida Magtalas. “Ang lakas talaga ng impact na naiwan ko sa mga tao as Laida Magtalas. Ang pinakamalaking challenge sa akin na magkaroon ako ng ibang atake sa acting bilang iba yung role na ginagampanan ko. Maturity talaga as an actor,” she emphasized.
While the other members of the cast aside from Ruffa Gutierrez have yet to be revealed, Sarah and Coco are set to start shooting this month with director Jerry Sineneng.