Edward Barber: "Maymay came up to me she said, ‘Kayang kaya mo ‘yan. I know you can do this. It’s your chance to do it.’"
Edward Barber is set to be part of the upcoming Star Cinema movie First Love. It is the first solo stint of the young actor for a movie project apart from his onscreen partner Maymay Entrata. In an interview at the press conference of the film, Edward confessed that he was shocked when he was informed that he would be doing the movie through a phone call.
“When I first found out I got called by my manager, ‘Edward don’t freak out,’ sinabi niya, ‘This is what could happen if you want it.’ So I did not know what to say... I was honestly speechless on the call when I hang out the phone. Maymay and my mom were actually there and we are in the same room. I said 'Mom, I might be in the movie with Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo.' She was excited,” he stated.
Though they are not together this time for this project, Edward relayed that Maymay has been very supportive. “I turned to Maymay and I told her. She walked up to me ‘cause my hand was shaking. I was so excited that my hands were shaking. I am a really new actor. I started two years ago in PBB. I am in showbiz for a year now and to get this chance is an amazing opportunity. I was so excited to do it and when Maymay came up to me, she said ‘Kayang kaya mo ‘yan. I know you can do this. It’s your chance to do it,’” he said.
Edward remarked that he was able to pull off his role in the movie because of the support of his director, Paul Soriano, and the rest of the cast. “I feel so comfortable not really because of my own skills but because of direk Paul, because of kuya Aga and ate Bea and Albie. I have nothing but gratitude,” he stated,
The young actor was also asked about the real score between him and Maymay. He said, “My relationship with Maymay is something I could not compare to any other pair I have ever seen before. I can’t compare it to my parents, I can’t compare it to my friends and their loved ones. Maymay is not really a normal person. That’s why she’s more amazing than most girls I know. That it isn’t a bad thing, that’s what makes her amazing. She’s one of the people that I love most in my life,” he said.
What is the label of their relationship then? “Soulmates,” he briefly replied.