In her latest Vivamax film project Kitty K7, actress Rose Van Ginkel plays the role of a heartbroken woman named Hannah who goes on a journey of self-discovery after breaking up with her long-time boyfriend. Along the way, she ends up working with a photographer named Krishna (played by Marco Gallo) with whom she ends up exploring her sexual and liberated side. Hannah eventually decides to introduce herself online as her alter ego and cam girl Kitty K7 which comes from the name of her first pet and the street where she lived.
Even though this is not her first time working with Marco, who first entered showbiz as a teen housemate in 2017 on the seventh season of Pinoy Big Brother where he was known as the “Pilyo Bello of Italy,” Rose admitted that creating their onscreen chemistry was not an easy task during the first few days of their shoot.
“Nagka-work na kami ni Marco dun sa Gluta. Pero saglit lang. Parang isang scene lang yung eksena naming dalawa.
“Nung una, medyo nagkailangan kami. Ang agwat kasi namin ni Marco five years. So sabi ko, ‘Sh*t, parang ate na ako nito tapos ganito yung gagawin namin!’ (laughs). So ang pinapasok ko muna sa isip ko magka-age muna kami ngayon.
“Una, medyo nagkailangan kami pero every workshop tina-try naman nila direk Dan (Villegas) at direk Joy (Aquino) na mini-make sure nila na hindi kami mailang sa isa’t isa. Kaya yung first activity na ginawa naming dalawa magkayakap lang kami, nagtitinginan kaming dalawa, nag-uusap kami ng ganun katagal.
“Hinahayaan nila kaming dalawa ng ganun para maging kumportable kami sa isa’t isa. Pero sabi nga ni direk Joy, hindi din ganun kadali maging kumportable sa isang tao ng ganun ganun lang,” she explained.
When it came to finally doing their bed scenes, Rose also shared the physical challenges involved between her and her latest leading man.
“Dun sa mga love scenes namin siguro yung mga nakakatawang ginawa namin, kasi si Marco matangkad siya and ako medyo maliit, so meron kaming ginawang Asian position daw sabi ni direk (laughs) na sobrang sakit na sakit si Marco na to the point na sinabi na niya ‘Direk, ang sakit!’ so tawa ako ng tawa.
“Ayun, ginawa naman niya and tinulungan naman niya ako. First time kasi ni Marco mag-love scene so masaya ako kasi parang pumayag na gawin yung first time niya sa akin kaya sobrang na-touch naman ako,” she admitted.
Watch Kitty K7 starting July 8 on VIVAMAX Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Macao, Vietnam, Brunei, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Europe, Canada and America. Starring Rose Van Ginkel and Marco Gallo. Directed by Joy Aquino and produced by Dan Villegas.