As one of the new celebrity endorsers of Asia’s largest video-on-demand service HOOQ, Jessy Mendiola revealed she enjoyed making three commercials abroad with Xian Lim, where they recreated scenes from popular Hollywood movies like Pulp Fiction, Jerry Maguire and Zorro.
“I think I have to praise my makeup artist and yung mga taga-hair sa Bangkok na gumawa nun. Sila yung may pakana kung bakit naging kamukha namin yung characters. Yung dance scene naman sa Pulp Fiction ni-rehearse namin siya one day tapos on the set itself, nag-rehearse kami every between takes.
“Kasi yung ginawa naming detailed talaga siya. Every detail nung scene pinapakita nila sa amin from hand gestures to pag-turn ng head kaya kuhang kuha namin yung bawat movement. Actually we just really had to watch those scenes over and over again kasi napanuod ko na lahat yun.
“Actually nakakatawa kasi favorite films ko yun lahat. So nung ginawa namin yung scenesnakakatuwa kasi you get to play one of your favorite charactersfor a day,” she shared during the HOOQ event held last October 8 at
URBN Bar & Kitchen in BGC.
One of the most memorable scenes she had to recreate was in Zorrowhere Catherine Zeta-Jones almost gets undressed after a duel. Jessysaid she thankfully did not have to go on a diet to prepare for thesexy scene.
“No naman (laughs). Nakakatawa nga hindi ko talaga ini-expect na gagawin namin exactly yung scene sa Mask of Zorro, yung paghubad talaga ng damit hindi ko talaga na gagawin yun. Sabi ko, ‘What? Hindi ako prepared!’ Pero pagtingin ko sa shot okay naman pala (laughs),” she recalled.
After working together with Xian in the made for mobile movie Must Date the Playboy, Jessy admitted she is very comfortable with him already. They even flew to Thailand together to shoot the commercials.
“Sobra, nakakatuwa nga eh kasi parang wala lang kami pag nag-shu-shoot and yung fans nga ng KimXi nandito. Binigyan nila ako ng bouquet.Sobrang sweet ng fans nila, sweet sila. Super supportive sila sa Must Date the Playboy,” she stated.
Apart from her upcoming new teleserye, Jessy divulged she was supposed to be part of an Metro Manila Film Festival film entry this year but things didn’t push through. “Supposedly kaya lang hindi natuloy. Pwede ko ba sabihin? Huwag na. Pero yun nga sayang. I’m sure marami pang opportunities so for now nag-ko-concentrate ako sa soap ko which is really heavy (laughs) and coming out soon so abangan nila yun,” she said.
With the release of the commercials of her baring some skin, the 22-year-old Kapamilya actress hopes to dispel recent malicious rumors that she currently has a baby on the way. “Hindi ko nga alam na may balita na preggy ako. Kanina ko lang nalaman. Bakit kaya? Siguro kasi malaman ako ngayon. I don’t know,” she said.
When asked what her exact reaction was when she found, the Your My Home actress could not hide how ridiculous she felt about the false news.
“Iba na rin pala ngayon kasi mas nauuna pang malaman ng iba na buntis ka kesa sa sarili mo. Ganun pala yung bagong technology ngayon?” she said.