(From left) Robin Padilla, Bea Alonzo and Diether Ocampo topbill ABS-CBN's actionserye Guns and Roses, which will air its pilot episode on June 6. Photo: Noel Orsal

Starting June 6, Robin Padilla will showcase his acting skills anew for ABS-CBN's upcoming primetime series, Guns and Roses. He acts opposite Bea Alonzo and Diether Ocampo in this show directed by Trina Dayrit and Rechie del Carmen. This actionserye is said to replace Mara Clara.


How does Robin feel about doing a teleserye again with ABS-CBN?

"Ang tagal nga, e. Si Bea [Alonzo], ang tagal kasi bago ako in-approve, e. Tatlong taon na kong kumakatok sa pintuan ng ABS-CBN at sa pag-uusap nga namin ni Ms. Malou Santos, lagi kong ngang sinasabi, sana makabalik na ko at si Bea ang hinihingi ko.

"Ngayon natuloy na at masaya ko dahil nakasama ko hindi lang ang Reyna kundi ang Hari ng ABS-CBN, si Diether Ocampo.

"Masayang-masaya ako at nandito ulit ako sa Kapamilya at sana hindi sila magsawa na bigyan ako ng ganitong kagandang proyekto."

Some people have observed that Robin is always beside his leading lady Bea.

"May katotohanan na lagi akong nakangiti, totoo yun," admits Robin. "Lagi akong nakangiti dahil pagdating ko ng set, ako si Abel. Si Abel, ang kanyang pagmamahal kay Reign ay abot-langit."

Robin describes his character, Abel, as someone "na may matinding pagmamahal as puso ngunit meron ding matinding paghihiganti."

KISSING SCENES WITH ROBIN. When the lead stars were asked to recall their kissing scenes, Robin himself admitted, "Nag-request ako;" Bea said that she couldn't remember anymore.

Direk Retchie revealed, "Isang take sa bawat anggulo pero feeling ko pelikula ang ginagawa namin kaya ang daming anggulo."

Direk Trina interjected, "Puwera pa yun sa mga requests nila na Take 2, Take 3. Hindi ko na sasabihin kung sino ang nag-request pero mga walong anggulo times take 3, so mga 24."


Robin said he did not feel any awkwardness while shooting these scenes. "Sa akin po, wala. Isang karangalan yun. Hindi kinakailang ng lalaki yun. Aba, pinapagpasalamat yun!"

For her part, Bea explained, "Nung binabasa ko sa script, nung iniisip ko pa lang kung paano n'yo gagawin, siyempre kinakabahan ka...dumadagundong ang heartbeat ko. Pero nung ginagawa na namin ang eksena, parang hindi na naman, kasi hindi mo na maiisip pag nasa loob ka ng eksena. Parang madadala ka na sa eksena."

 Did Robin really request for additional kissing scenes? Robin quipped, "Oo, minsan kasi kulang ang emosyon ni Bea."

The actress said with a laugh, "Sana, sinabi mo na lang."

The action star took it back his remark: "Biro lang, Ma'am [referring to Bea]."


ISABEL RIVAS' COMEBACK. This teleserye will also mark the return of Ms. Isabel Rivas to the small screen as the mother of Reign (Bea).