Bela Padilla admits it took three years to move on from a previous relationship.
On Tonight with Boy Abunda, one of the stars of the film Camp Sawi, Bela Padilla, talked about how she and her boyfriend Neil Arce conceptualized the film’s story.
“One day Neil just asked me, ‘paano kaya kung may rehab para sa brokenhearted?’ And then I loved it, and I said, ‘oo nga noh!’ So I started writing the first few sequences tapos we created the first five characters played by us now.”
As people tend to emulate what they watch or as Bela said, “we reflect what we watch,” she mused, “we wanted sana for people to watch a movie about healing and not about breaking up. So Camp Sawi is really a movie for healing. So ako po, I can’t personally give an advice kasi when I broke up [with a former boyfriend] it took me three years to move on. But I hope through this film we help even just one person, and I’ll be happy.”
As each has his or her own story to tell, Boy asked, “is it important that you talk to another person for you to get a different point of view?”
“Personally, I think it’s better if you talk to people who are also going through pain. Kasi di ba, Tito Boy, kunwari ako po kaka break ko lang, kayo po, masaya kayo. So nag-usap tayo buong gabi pero pag-uwi ko alam ko namang masaya ka, ako lang yung umiiyak. Pero kung parehas tayong nasasaktan, pag-uwi ko kahit papaano meroon akong, ‘alam niya yung pinagdadaanan ko. Hindi ako mag-isa,’” Bela shared.
The actress relayed how refreshing it was to have found out last week that a place similar to Camp Sawi opened in La Union.
“If a part of your body hurts, you have the hospital. If you’re addicted to drugs or to alcohol, there’s rehab. Heartbreak should be taken just as seriously as these things because love is an addiction.”
During the segment Fast Talk, Bela shared, “men should never hurt women, and women should never cry over men.”