In an exclusive interview with PUSH, John Arcilla revealed that apart from the sequel to action-packed film OTJ, he's also gearing up for another Erik Matti film. But this time, he's doing it with none other than Sharon Cuneta.
“Confidential ‘yung details but I’m really announcing na I’m doing another film with Erik Matti kasi hindi ko naman sasabihin details. Kaya lang nag-start na rin kasi kami. So we’re husband and wife,” he said.
According to the actor who famously played the titular role in the historical biopic film Heneral Luna, he and Sharon Cuneta easily hit it off on set.
“Sobrang high na sobrang click. I cannot imagine na ganun kami magiging click. Alam mo ‘yung total moments nasa likod ng camera. I mean hindi ko alam pero magkasundong-magkasundo talaga kami. Nagkakaintindihan kami ‘pag nagkwekwentuhan kami. Ang bilis naming magpakiramdaman,” he stated.
John Arcilla also shared that while the shooting has already begun earlier this month, they only had three shooting days, adding that it will resume next month.
“Nag-start na kami. Kaya lang three days pa lang kami ngayong December kasi January na susunod tsaka February. Kasi I’m doing another film, ‘yung OTJ 2. Eh ‘yung OTJ 2 somehow 75% finished na siya eh. So konti na lang ‘yung gagawin. Eh itong isa nag-uumpisa pa lang kami. And I’m really so excited kasi Erik Matti siya. Alam mo ‘pag Erik Matti kakaiba yan ‘eh. ‘Pag sinabi mong horror, hindi mo sasabihing horror lang. ‘Pag sinabi mong action, hindi mo sasabihing action lang. Laging may ibang tweaks at ibang twists ang mga Erik Matti films eh,” he stated.
Meanwhile, John teased that Sharon will do something in the film that she has never done in her entire career as an actress.
“Ang masasabi ko lang basta sobrang click kami ni Sharon Cuneta and then ang daming ipapakita ng pelikula. Drama, horror, and a little of comic and thriller, too. Sobrang saya naming dalawa sa ginagawa namin. Ang saya-saya ko sa role. Ang ganda ng istorya. I really feel so blessed. May gagawin si Sharon Cuneta dito na hindi niya pa nagawa sa buong career niya. Very controversial. Sana ma-highlight ‘yun ‘pag nasa promo na kasi talagang somehow very shocking. Medyo maraming ma-shoshock pero hindi magagalit sa kanya.”