Magkasama for the first time sa pelikulang Pabuya sina Diego Loyzaga at ang dating Pinoy Big Brother housemate na si Franki Russell.
Ito ang unang beses na sumabak si Franki sa mga daring scenes at love scenes pero handa raw siyang gawin kung ano ang hinihingi sa kanya ng karakter niya sa movie.
Ani Franki, swerte siya dahil nabigyan siya ng pagkakataon na makatrabaho si Diego na inilarawan niya bilang isang “experienced actor.”
“I felt very lucky to be working with Diego. He’s a very experienced actor so I learned a lot. It was very fun. I definitely feel really ready. I think hindi na ako bata, and I felt excited and hungry for the role,” pahayag ni Franki sa ginanap na digital mediacon ng Pabuya.
“When I read the script, I thought napakagandang story. I’ve always felt really confident with my body, if you got it, flaunt it,” dagdag pa niya.
Eh, paano nga ba niya pinaghandaan ang intimate sene niya with Diego?
Sagot niya: “I was prepared for what was going to happen because I read the script. Bbut siyempre, once you get there, ‘ah ganito pala’. It’s my first time for everything, so I feel like now that I’ve done it, I feel a lot more confident going into my next projects.”
"It’s important to trust who you’re working with, and I just trusted the process,” dagdag pa niya.
During the mediacon ay ipinagtapat din nina Diego at Franki na ang ginawa nila noon na pag-unfollow sa isa’t isa sa social media ay bahagi ng tinawag na “method acting” at hindi talaga totoo.
“Sa script ng Pabuya, our characters, six years kaming hindi nagkita. So ginawa kong method acting not to talk to Franki first until we saw each other on the set.
“I think that worked because her line when she saw me, ‘Na-miss kita.’ Then I also told her, ‘Na-miss din kita.’ Pasok naman sa roles namin ang ginawa ko,” kuwento ni Diego.
Ayon pa sa actor ay marami na ring Hollywood actors ang gumagamit ng ganitong acting method para mas maging natural at effective ang pagganap sa kanilang mga roles.
Ani Diego: “Franki and I have remained friends. We also see each other. We just avoided each other for a while. But there wasn’t any awkwardness when we saw each other again. She ran off to me with open arms. We were fine working together on the set.”
Reaksyon naman ni Franki: “When we saw each other, we missed each other. We were method acting. That was the plan. It worked.”
“There was never a time na hindi kami naging okay,” paglilinaw pa ni Diego sa isyung hindi sila okey ni Franki.
Samantala, hindi naman itinanggi ng binata na talagang nag-enjoy siya habang ginagawa ang Pabuya kasama si Franki.
“It was fun. Although Franki was still feeling her way in, Pabuya being her first film. Love scenes? They were difficult to shoot. They were ‘horrible’ for her. But we had Direk Phil to guide us. I know Franki gave it her all,” aniya.
“She asked a lot of questions, which was very good. It was not a sign of cockiness. Dadating ka sa set na parang alam mo na ang lahat. She was very open to Direk Phil, who told her, ‘Don’t be afraid to ask’,” aniya.
“Tao lang din naman tayo. We make mistakes. So better if you ask questions before. So if you make a mistake, you know what went wrong. But Franki did great. She put her effort into this film,” pagbabahagi pa ng actor.
“She always carried her script and she was always reading it. She did very well. It was obvious that she did well because she was given another project right away. Her second film,” dire-diretsong kuwento ni Diego tungkol sa kanyang leading lady.