Ang katabi niyang si Agot Isidro ang nag-uulit sa kanya ng mga tanong.
Salaysay ng 81-year-old star, “That’s why I have to keep consulting, ‘Ano? Ano raw?’ This is one of the difficulties that I had while we were shooting. I have to [ask again]…
“Naging running joke na nga, e, because the director would come to us and explain the scene, everything ongoing.
“Pagtalikod pa lang niya, sasabihan ko na sila, ‘Ano raw? Ano raw?’ you know. Naging running joke na."
Laking pasalamat niya sa mga co-stars na matiyagang inasagot nag mga tanong niya. Kasama ni Noel sa Family Matters sina Liza Lorena, Nonie Buencamino, Agot Isidro, Mylene Dizon, James Blanco, Nikki Valdez, JC Santos, Ina Feleo, Anna Luna, Ketchup Eusebio, Roxanne Guinoo, at Ian Pangilinan.
“It was very frustrating for me, but, at the same time, doon mo makikita ang samahan namin. They were also patient with me and so very helpful which helped me you know finish this movie.
“And it’s because we love, kami lahat, we’re really a part of the family.
"We had fun doing it, ako, in spite of my hearing problem, because of these guys.” *
Inamin din ni Noel na nahirapan siya nang lubos sa schedule ng shooting ng Family Matters.
“Couple of hours shooting, after that, go home. Couple of hours, balik na naman. Malayo ang aking ano, e, yung bahay ko from the set.
“So in that case, ang hirap! But… it was also the most pleasant shooting I’ve ever experienced and that’s because of these people. We were really one happy family."
Inilarawan ng beteranong aktor ang happy atmosphere sa set.
“During breaks, meron kaming sayawan, you know. Nakasama na nga ako sa TikTok dahil sa mga sayaw na tinuturo nila sa akin. So it was a terrific group.
“Masaya, masayang-masaya! Kahit na mahirap na mahirap, ang saya-saya namin. Kaming dalawa ni Liza, we spend the time singing old songs.
“Nagko-contest kami. ‘O, eto, alam mo?’ I would sing one and then I’d sing another. In the meantime, while we were doing that, two of the young people… they would be dancing habang kumakanta kami.
“They were doing it in a modern dance. And that’s how we spent our time while waiting for the scene. So ang saya-saya kahit na ang hirap-hirap ng paggawa ng pelikula.”