Although coming from different talent agencies, brothers Aljur and Vin Abrenica were brought together to work on Gil Portes’s historical film entitled, Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli that is set to hit local theaters on September 21.
During the movie’s press conference on September 13 at the 77 Limbaga Café Restaurant, Vin said that he and his older brother work professionally, even helping out each other.
“Pag nasa work kami, we’re always professional… Even when we’re professional in the scene, hindi mawawala ‘yung heart namin sa isa’t isa,” he said.
For instance, Vin recalled how he helped Aljur in one scene which required him to feel a great loss. “In order for me to help, pumunta ako sa tabi ng cameraman tapos it’s like me saying good bye, parang paalam na. Kinakausap ko ‘yung kapatid ko and si Kuya, sabi niya, it helped a lot,” he said, adding that he did not feel like working in this film as he is with his brothers. Their youngest brother Allen Abrenica is also in the movie.
As for Aljur, he called this as the best experience, sharing how much they support each other. He also said that he is a proud Kuya to his younger brothers who are very professional.
Later in an interview with some members of the entertainment media, Aljur said that he is happy for Vin who just moved to ABS-CBN. “Before pa naman siya nakarating diyan, we’ve been talking about it for almost a year and we’ve been planning. So, I saw his griefs, ‘yung pinaghirapan niya, ‘yung mga frustrations niya. Magkasama kami. And, I’m all support so I’m happy. He’s a hardworking guy. You can see how he built his body, his acting sa mga guestings niya. He’s happy sa mga ginagawa niya in a way na na-prove niya sa network he’s worthy sa pagiging ABS actor so I’m just here sa tabi niya to support him all the way,” he said.
Meanwhile, Aljur was also asked about sibling rivalry to which he answered, “As brothers, kaming dalawa, tapos na kami diyan, eh. Bata pa lang kami, na-overcome na namin ‘yan. We fight a lot before and ikukwento ko sa inyo, maliit pa lang kami, na-overcome na namin ‘yan. You can see naman sa amin, we’re always together and there’s no, wala kayong makikitang ano. And kung meron man, dahil tao lang din kami, kung meron man, we address it personally, direkta.”