What was the hardest part of all we just put you through?
Hardest yung wearing a two-piece, kasi nakakakaba. Medyo nakakailang, at nahihiya ako mag-two-piece. Kasi I’m not really used to wearing it like this, lalo na yung two-piece na pang-FHM. This is the first time na mag-shoot ako ng ganito, pero nawala rin agad yung kaba ko kasi sobrang fun and okay ng staff and photographer at lahat ng katrabaho.
Was the four-hour photo shoot cake compared to what you did in your launching movie Pitas, or was that sexy-drama acting gig easier compared to what we had you do?
Hindi naman. Siguro mas nadalian ako dun sa movie kasi I’m used to acting, and I’m used to dramatic roles. And when it comes to sexy, may kissing scene ako roon pero kissing scene na walang pinakitang ibang body part. Siguro kaya mas madali rin for me to do that is because flexible na ako when it comes to acting. So that was easier compared to our pictorial kasi I’m not really a model, I’m an actor.
And who do you play in the movie?
I play a girl named Jasmina. Sobrang simple girl who grew up with a mother na asawa nang asawa tapos anak nang anak. Tatlo kaming anak dun from different fathers. Yung character ko gustong matulungan yung family ko from poverty, so sumasayaw ako to earn money. And somewhere in the middle, may hindi inaasahang challenge na mangyayari, which I don’t know kung kakayanin ba ng character ko.
But you being raped by Bembol Roco in the movie is no secret. Was doing the rape scene more difficult or bizarre?
It was difficult because I was a bit embarrassed. Siyempre si Bembol Roco yun. But what’s funny is naka-eksena ko na siya when I was younger, para sa telesine—rape scene din! I was like 7 years old then. When I saw him again for Pitas he told me, “Ano ka ba? Tuwing nakikita kita, rape scene na lang tayo parati.” Ha ha ha!.
And how much of yours did you expose?
Sa akin, parang cleavage lang, but the kissing scenes, siyempre may pagka-torrid, kasi it’s part of the story. Na-in-love ako sa guy, so it’s only natural na may mga ganung eksena.
How much did you experience in the movie that you didn’t get to experience in real life?
Ha ha ha! Andiyan si Mama. Ha ha ha! Ano nga ba? Na-tense tuloy ako, paano ako sasagot? Ha ha ha! Hindi, teka, ano ba? Siguro yung tumatakas lang sa mommy to go on a date with a guy. Open ako sa mommy ko in real life, when I go out with a guy, she knows I’m out with a guy. Eh dun sa Pitas strict yung nanay ko kasi ayaw niya akong matulad sa kanya, sa mga past affairs niya, so umaalis ako.
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