According to actor John Lloyd Cruz, he was very amazed while working with actress Charo Santos who is also one of ABS-CBN’s big bosses.
Although Charo is an executive of the Kapamilya network, he never felt it was difficult to work with her
“Sobrang na-amaze ako because you know when you work with Lav (Diaz), especially sa mas maliit na production, kilala mo lahat ng tao eh. Kayo kayo lang ‘yun. Iilan lang kayo and she was one of us. We ride the same van, we eat the same food, we stay at the same hotel.
“Parang nakakatuwa kasi ang point ko is syempre she’s playing a character, she’s playing a role, malaki ang naitulog ‘nun sa akin because hindi ko na kinailangan pang i-break ‘yun kasi siyempre di ba, magiging effective ka lang naman kung paano ka rin natutulungan ‘nung kaeksena mo, di ba?
“And, hindi ako nahirapan ‘dun because talagang napakagenerous ni Ma’am Charo in that sense. Never kaming nakaramdam sa set na si Ma’am Charo siya.”
He also recalled shooting in the province of Mindoro where Charo grew up. He said that it was a nice feeling to see people come up to Charo, telling her that they were among those her father helped.
“Para sa akin, more than the experience working with her, siguro ‘dun, favorite word yata ni Ma’am Charo ‘yun eh – nahumanize. Nahumanize ‘yung aking pagkakakilala sa kanya dahil sa moment na ‘yun,” he said.