(From left) Solenn Heussaff, Rufa Mae Quinto, Marian Rivera, Lovi Poe, and Heart Evangelista pose for one of the scenes of Temptation Island. This scene was taken at the sand dunes of Paoay, Ilocos Norte yesterday, April 27.

Photo: Jocelyn Dimaculangan

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and select members of the press had the chance to interview the stars during this three-day set visit to Ilocos Norte.

Since they portray models who are competing against each other in this movie, do the stars also feel that there is competition among them in real life?

Marian said, "Hindi naman siguro maiiwasan na i-ano namin ang sarili namin, na kailangan maganda kami, kailangan sexy.

"Naniniwala ako na kaya lahat ng artistang pinili ay para mag-fit sa character na 'yan.

"Ayokong makipagkumpitensiya. Basta kung ano si Marian, kung ano si Azenith, gagawin ko yun."

And then she quipped, "Sila na lang ang sexy, ako na  lang ang maganda!"

Marian explains why she had a difficult time reprising the role of Azenith in this movie.

"Aminado talaga ako na nangangapa ako noong una. Nahihirapan talaga ako sa character ni Azenith, kasi first time ko na gumanap ng malandi at may pa-English-English pa.

"Minsan tahimik siya at mahilig siya sumayaw—dun naman kami pareho!"

For her part, Heart said that getting the role of  Dina Bonnevie was "perfect" for her.

"It was so hard for me in the beginning when I couldn't do, what they were asking me to do.

"I felt so bad because I really wanted to be part of this movie. 

"But then, I didn't want to compromise the movie because of things na hindi ko kayang gawin.

"But I guess it was really for me because they gave me the virgin role, which for me is perfect," she said with a smile.

Did she consult her boyfriend, Daniel Matsunaga, before accepting this role?