Aside from her well-loved roles in Kadenang Ginto and The General’s Daughter, Kim Molina is set to star in the upcoming Viva Films offering Jowable.
Initially a viral short film-turned-book, Jowable, which was written and directed by Darryl Yap, will center on Kim’s character Elsa who has been yearning to have a “jowa” since she has no boyfriend since birth.
Starring with Kim in the movie is her real-life sweetheart, fellow thespian Jerald Napoles.
During the film’s media conference on Friday, September 13, the couple was asked about how they felt while doing their love scenes.
Both Jerald and Kim admitted to feeling awkward considering that they are a real-life couple.
Kim said, “Mas awkward siya for me. Kasi ‘nung ginawa ko ‘yung with Kit [Thompson] sa Momol [Nights], sinabi lang sa’min ni Direk Benedict [Mique] ‘yung ganito gawin mo, ganito mo hawakan, kasi one take lang din po lahat ‘yun, eh. Gawin mo lahat tapos ‘yung iba, kayo na bahala. Kumbaga, nag-usap kami ni Kit na gawin na natin para isang take, kineme keme na lang. Tapos na. Work lang po talaga ‘yung nasa utak namin. Pero with Je [Jerald], medyo kinabahan ako. Kinailangan kong magprepare. Tapos sinasabi ko kay Direk, natatawa na ako agad. Eh ‘yung mga pinagawa po sa’min ni Direk, nakakatawa.
“Kasi hindi naman siya ‘yung typical na bed scene like what I did with Kit. It’s different kaya mas awkward siguro kasi very detailed,” she further said.
Likewise, Direk Darryl added, “’Nung bago i-take po ‘yung bed scene, si Kim po, medyo spaced out na. Parang tulala siyang konti. Kasi po, basa talaga [sila] from the rain. Tapos si Jerald na po kausap ko kung anong gusto kong mangyari. Kaya ‘nung kinakausap ko si Je sa gusto kong mangyari, ‘nung sinabi niyang naintindihan na niya, t’saka niya na kinausap si Kim,” adding that the two took the scene professionally as they considered many technicalities like blockings in doing so.
Indeed, for Kim, doing this scene with her boyfriend is much more difficult. “I felt uncomfortable at first kasi boyfriend ko talaga ‘yung kasama ko tapos ang daming tao. So gano’n din po ‘yung feeling ni Je na parang feeling ko nag-arkila kami ng mga tao para makita kami… Pero nagawa naman po namin at ‘nung nag-dubbing naman po ako, tawang tawa po ako,” she said, assuring the media that the scene still has a lot of funny parts to show.
Jowable is set to hit cinemas on September 25.