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Director Antoinette Jadaone is proud of ‘Fan Girl’ star Paulo Avelino: ‘Sobrang nabilib talaga ako’

2020 MMFF Best director Antoinette Jadaone talks about writing and revising the script for ‘Fan Girl’ since 2016.

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Rhea Manila Santos

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01/01/2021 10:25 AM
Director Antoinette Jadaone is proud of ‘Fan Girl’ star Paulo Avelino: ‘Sobrang nabilib talaga ako’
Photo Credit: @tonetjadaone Instagram

After winning Best Director and bagging most of the major awards for her film Fan Girl during the recent Metro Manila Film Festival awards night held earlier this month, director Antoinette Jadaone said she was more focused on her lead stars Paulo Avelino and Charlie Dizon than herself during the Gabi ng Parangal. 

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“Ang nasa isip ko lang talaga yung Best Actor and Best Actress, kasi yun talaga yung gusto ko mapanalunan. Parang magwawala talaga ako pag hindi sila nanalo. Kasi alam ko yung hirap. Mahirap gawin talaga yung pelikula for them. Sinasabi nila all praises kay Charlie and that’s a given when you watch the film. Pero I think much should also be given to Paulo Avelino. his decision to take on the role and put his name, his reputation, his image, and his branding on the line, I think shoo-in na dapat yun for Best Actor. So nung nananalo na sobrang canal na canal kami, sobrang rambol. Tuwang tuwa kami. Pero pinaka-kinakabahan talaga kami dun sa Best Actor at saka Best Actress kaya sobra yung sigaw namin nung sila na yung nanalo,” she admitted.

Having started writing the script in 2016, direk Tonette said she tried her best to make his character not totally unlike him in real life.

“Actually nung sinusulat ko yung script, yung research ko hindi ko kinausap si Pau. Hindi ako nagtanong kung totoo ba ito or ganyan. So ang research ko for the character of Paulo as Paulo ay mga chismis tungkol sa kanya, mga nasulat tungkol sa kanya. Pinanuod ko yung mga clips niya noon sa StarStruck, pinanuod ko yung mga pelikula niya, kung paano siya sumagot. Kasi gusto ko yung persepective, galing sa perspective ni fan girl. Eh si fan girl naman hindi niya nakakausap yung totoong Paulo Avelino. Tapos nung shinu-shoot namin, hindi ko naman alam kung totoong nangyari sa kanya. Baka nangyari or hindi pero hindi na kami nag-discuss kasi nga yung pini-play naman ni Paulo ay hindi si Paulo pero si Paulo na sinulat ko,” she explained.

The talented director said. she was impressed by the depth of acting shown by her lead actor. “That’s why sobrang nabilib talaga ako kay Pau kasi parang tatlong kinds of Paulo yung ginawa niya na kailangan niya isipin. Paulo na totoong Paulo, Paulo na nasa script, at Paulo na gagawin niya na character for the film. Pero bahala na siya dun so nahirapan din siya,” she added.