When they first started doing movies together in the ‘90s, Richard Gomez never expected he and Dawn Zulueta would still be headlining projects almost two decades later. “I think the reason that the two of us are doing very well is because I think we keep the fantasy alive sa utak ng mga viewers namin. And most of all our fans are mga anak ng fans namin from before. Siguro we look good together on screen di ba?” he shared.
The 49-year-old actor said his history with Dawn as well as all his collective experiences as an actor has helped make their onscreen partnership even more compelling to watch. “Sa craft na ginagawa namin it's very important to go back to your past experiences, sa mga memories mo. But as a matured couple sa movie, karamihan dun nangyayari sa buhay mo so hindi masayado malalim yung hinuhugot unless meron talagang mga eksena na kinakaialangan mong mapaluha. In some sequences may mga ganung confrontations kami. Talagang naghahanap ka ng tool from your past experiences,” he explained.
Through the years, Richard said he has also learned a lot about love from his former relationships including the one with Dawn. “Marami akong natutunan. Well, siguro isa yung dapat matuto akong maging seryoso sa buhay. You have to learn how to understand and forgive yourself and also the people that have hurt you before. Pero yung mga memories na yun, yung mga experiences na yun dapat hindi mo rin kinakalimutan. Lalo na sa aming mga artista. We try to keep that inside a cabinet para yun yung mga tools na nagagamit namin sa acting. And masakit man or masaya, we still have it with us. We keep it,” he admitted.
Richard also shared why Dawn is an unforgettable woman. “Maraming qualities si Dawn na wala dun sa ibang naka-relasyon ko. Of course given yung fact na maganda siya, maganda siyang tingnan, sexy siya, maganda siya mag-isip. She's very intelligent. What else can I say? I'm serious when I say that. She's beautiful, she's very intelligent, physically she's very sexy, mentally she's very smart. And as an actress magaling talaga, top of the line,” he added.
In the movie trailer of The Love Affair, Richard is seen angrily grabbing Dawn's chest area in one of the more dramatic scenes in the film. The moreno actor said they prepared carefully while shooting the scene given that both he and Dawn are happily married with respective families. “Pinag-usapan talaga namin ni Direk kung anong gagawin kay Dawn and then tinanong ko si Dawn because of course that's very sensitive that part of the body of Dawn. Siyempre it's up it her to explain to the husband, kami naman we're actors doing our scenes together. I guess napag-usapan nila yun,” he explained.
After The Love Affair, Richard revealed he is set to do a teleserye with Dawn called You’re My Home in the Kapamilya network. “Masaya naman kami ni Dawn magtrabaho. In fact while doing this movie meron na kaming sinisimulan na teleserye. Tuloy yun, ongoing. Tinapos lang namin itong movie na ito so next week magsisimula na kami mag-taping ulit,” he said.