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Rhen Escano on dating younger men: ‘Age doesn’t matter’

‘Paraluman’ lead actress Rhen Escano shares her opinion on May-December love affairs.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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09/24/2021 04:16 PM
Rhen Escano on dating younger men: ‘Age doesn’t matter’
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Playing the role of Mia in Yam Laranas’s latest film Paraluman, Viva artist Rhen Escano said she enjoyed shooting in Tanay, Rizal with her new leading man Jao Mapa.

“Si Mia fell in love with this guy who is older than her and suddenly meron silang mga conflicts and of course dahil sa mga conflicts na yun, ano yung mga matututunan nila pareho hanggang sa ma-feel nila na okay itataya nila ang lahat and this is real love. Hanggang sa itama nila lahat and this is real love. Pag tinatama mo ang isang bagay may natutunan ka and eventually puwede natin i-work out yung ganung klaseng pinagdadaanan natin sa buhay right?

“I guess yun lang yung na-feel ng character ko and lahat naman ng pino-portray ko palagi is yun dapat yung na-fi-feel ng character ko dahil yun yung story niya. Yun yung para sa akin. It’s really beautiful na merong akong napapakita sa ibang tao na hindi ako. So parang nalalaro ko siya. It’s a privilege for me to play other characters na hindi naman talaga ako. So exciting siya,” she said.


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Offscreen, the 24-year-old actress admitted she has experienced dating someone younger.

“Age doesn’t matter talaga once na-feel niyo na you’re in love. Meron kayong na-feel na something special dun sa tao as long as wala kayong nasasaktan, as long as wala kayong nasisira, wala kayong tinatapakan na ibang tao, hindi kayo masamang tao, go for it. Walang masama kung mas bata sa inyo or mas nakakatanda sa inyo. But personally, ako na-experience ko before na mas younger sa akin yung guy for almost five years. Nag-work naman siya for a couple of years.

“Pero ako ngayon para sa akin mas gusto ko naman, naniniwala kasi talaga ako na mas mabagay mag-mature yung mga guys so kailangan daw sabi nila scientifically proven siya, I don’t know how, kailangan daw five years older yung guy sa babae para mas magsabay sila. So I guess siguro kaya hindi nag-wo-work yung mga relationships before na pinagdaanan ko just because of that. So kung papasok man ako ulit sa isang relasyon ngayon, parang mas pipiliin ko na mas older yung guy. Baka sakaling mag-work na. Tingnan natin (laughs). For me wala talagang issue sa akin at all as long as nagmamahal ka and wala ka namang nasisira or nasasaktan then just go for it,” she explained.

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Unlike her role in Paraluman, Rhen said she has yet to date someone with a considerable age difference.

“Hindi ko pa siya na-e-experience before pero wala naman akong masamang tingin sa mga taong nakaka-experience or pinili nilang mapunta sa ganung klaseng sitwasyon. Hindi ko sila jinu-judge for that and I guess hindi ko rin siya iniisip na parang mapunta sa ganung klaseng sitwasyon. Pero sa character ko kasi parang kailangan ko manuod ng mga movies para lang ma-motivate ako or magkaroon ako ng ideas kung paano yung maging atake or kung paano dapat yung ma-feel ng character ko and aral talaga ng script, yun talaga yung pinakaimportante dun, na inaral ko siya and inaral ko yung character ko. Minahal ko siya and in-embrace ko siya,” she added.

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Paraluman will be available for streaming on Vivamax starting September 24, Friday, on Vivamax. Starring Jao Mapa, Rhen Escano, and Gwen Garci. Directed by Yam Laranas.