Actress Yen Santos felt overwhelmed by the opportunity she received to lead a movie and be paired with seasoned actor Piolo Pascual. She got emotional during the bloggers’ conference of their upcoming film, Northern Lights: A Journey to Love.
“Sobrang importante sa’kin nitong project. Kasi di ba, first ever movie ko tapos parang ngayon pa lang nagsisink in na malapit na ‘yung palabas. Sobrang nakakaproud kasi hindi ko inexpect lahat ng nangyari dito sa movie na ‘to, hindi ko akalain na siya (Piolo) makakasama ko.
“Sobrang nakakataba ng puso. Sobrang thankful po talaga,” she said, adding that getting considered for this movie was already a big deal for her.
Yen said it has been a very memorable experience as it was her dream to work with Piolo. Also, it was her first time shoot abroad. They shot scenes in New Zealand and Alaska.
“Tapos ‘nung nandoon kami, sa trabaho rin namin ‘yun, New Zealand cruise, para ring Hollywood. Sobrang saya. Tapos, first time ko rin sa snow. Sabi ko nga, lahat ng nangyari ngayon sa ’kin, first time kaya sobrang memorable.”
Meanwhile, Yen admitted having mixed emotions over her intimate scenes with Piolo. “Kinakabahan, masaya, excited. Pero siyempre ‘pagdating naman sa set, kailangan natin maging professional.”
She said Piolo and their director, Dondon Santos, were there to guide her. “Parang naka-alalay rin naman si Papa P. Bago kami magtake, nag-uusap kami kung ano. Okay naman, nagawa naman namin ng maayos. Si Direk naman, sabi niya, gagawin naman daw malinis kasi kailangan dahil may bata (sa movie).”
Northern Lights: A Journey to Love stars Yen, Piolo, and child sta, Raikko Mateo. It opens on March 29 in cinemas nationwide.