In what he confesses to be his “biggest movie” ever, Robin Padilla says he feels lucky to have been able to shoot scenes for 10,000 Hours in Amsterdam. 10,000 Hours is an official entry to the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) this 2013.
“Nagpapasalamat ako at nakapagshooting kami abroad. Napakalaking pelikula nito at masasabi kong biggest movie ko ito,” Robin says in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
On location in Amsterdam, the action star admits he had no stunt doubles while shooting the movie’s action scenes. “Makabago na ang mga gamit ngayon, hindi na kailangan cut nang cut so ang action talagang buo. Buti na lang nag-eensayo ako, kung hindi, nakakahiya sa mga [foreigner na kasama namin]. Ang daming camera! Yung mga humahabol sa 'yo taga-Amsterdam. Sanay sila, hindi hinihingal. Kailangan tuloy-tuloy ka,” describes Robin.
With such a high level of energy going on in the set of the movie, Robin also admits that he had a tendency to stay in character long after shooting has finished. Even his wife Mariel Rodriguez learned to adjust to this.
“Pag galing ka sa action scene, [hanggang] pag dating mo sa bahay iniisip mo pa yung mga ginagawa niyong eksena. Nandun ka pa. Kawawa si Mariel, [pero dumating din yung time] na alam na niya, pinababayaan muna niya ako. Hindi muna niya ako kinakausap. Hihintayin niya akong lumapit sa kanya,” adds Robin.
When asked how long he usually stays in character, Robin exclaims, “Mga dalawang araw!”
10,000 Hours is a story loosely based on life events of Senator Panfilo Lacson and his fight against corruption in the government. Robin ends, “Mas magaling pa [ito] sa Bourne Legacy,” referring to the Hollywood movie shot in Manila.