Director Peque Gallaga "tortured" Richard Gutierrez in Seduction

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Director Peque Gallaga (left) on working again with Richard Gutierrez (right) in Seduction: “I warned him that I will make him suffer and work hard for this movie. Since comeback directorial job ko ito, I want a good comeback vehicle din. At the same time, it’s Richard’s first mature role of sorts."


First time nakatrabaho ni Direk Peque Gallaga si Richard Gutierrez noong 2005 sa GMA telefantasya na Sugo.

“The director kasi was Lore Reyes. He wanted me to be the production designer.

“Richard was very young then. I guess he was just 20 years old.

“But he has the look—maganda na ang packaging sa kanya.

“So seven years later, I’m directing him and I’ve seen a very mature actor in him."


Ang Seduction ang tinuturing na pagbabalik ni Direk Peque sa mainstream filmmaking matapos gawin ang huling indie film niya na Agaton and Mindy (2009).


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Ikinuwento rin ni Direk Peque na slightly tinorture niya si Richard sa shooting ng Seduction.

Inumpisahan daw niya ang Kapuso leading man sa mga mahihirap na eksena.

“I warned him that I will make him suffer and work hard for this movie.

“Since comeback directorial job ko ito, I want a good comeback vehicle din.

“At the same time, it’s Richard’s first mature role of sorts.

“Kaya unang eksena niya, kailangan lasing siya.

“I want him to bring out whatever sama ng loob meron siya and he must connect it with his character Ram.

“Hindi glamour boy ang role ni Richard dito—he’s a fireman who will be caught in a web of passion and obsession.

“Dalawang babae ang gusto niya pero isa lang ang dapat niyang piliin.

“Sino ba between Sarah Lahbati and Solenn Heussaff?

“In between there are scenes that Richard will do for the first time…

“There’s sex and violence... a far-cry from what this actor was doing for the longest time.

“But I can say that Richard was more than what I expected from him.

“Magaling siya and given meatier roles, he can evolve and he can escape this glamour boy image that he has been holding on for so long.

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“Many will be shocked sa mga ginawa ni Richard sa Seduction,” diin ni Direk Peque.



JOEL TORRE. Masasabi nang “actor’s director” din si Peque Gallaga dahil sa mga hinawakan niyang mga baguhang artista noon na naging award-winners.

Kasama na dito sina tulad Joel Torre, Daniel Fernando, at Richard Gomez.

Naalala ni Direk Peque noong nag-uumpisa pa lang si Joel Torre (Joel Rizalino Torre in real life) bilang production assistant.

Aniya, “Joel Torre was part of my production team when he graduated from college.

“Remember the show Champoy way back in the ‘80s?

“Joel was just a production assistant that time.

“May segment doon called “Mr. Boom-Boom.”

Fans send their jokes via mail.

“Si Joel ang taga-labas ng mga mail sa improvised mailbox sa set na kukunin nila Subas Herrero at Noel Trinidad,” kuwento ni Direk Peque.

Nang gawin nga niya ang landmark film na Oro Plata Mata in 1982, hindi si Joel Torre ang original na aktor na gaganap as Miguel.

“The role was meant for another actor.

“Nagkataon na hindi siya pumuwede because he was busy with other movies… E, kailangan ko nang simulan yung movie.

“I chose Joel because he already had that acting background.

“Kahit na natatakot ako because he can’t speak Tagalog very well at that time... pareho kaming Ilonggo, kaya may punto kapag nag-Tagalog.

“Buti na lang, ang setting namin was in Negros, so justifiable ang accent niya.

“I directed Joel again in Unfaithful Wife in 1985… Okey na siyang mag-Tagalog that time.”

Thirty years later, Joel is an award-winning actor, a successful businessman and also a director for television and independent films.



DANIEL FERNANDO. Isa ring college graduate si Daniel Fernando (Cesar Ramirez in real life) noong magbida ito sa Scorpio Nights.

“Si Daniel naman, when we were doing Scorpio Nights in 1985, I just wanted a newcomer—ayoko yung sobrang guwapo na lalaki.

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“I wanted a Pinoy at hindi mestizo… at yung mukhang malibog because the film is all about sex.

“When I saw Daniel, he was the right choice for me.

“And he was ready to do all those sex scenes with Anna Marie Gutierrez.

“All I can say is that Daniel is a natural when we were shooting the sex scenes.

“He hardly needed any directions!” tawa pang pag-alala ni Direk Peque.

Ngayon ay isa na ring award-winning actor si Daniel at kasalukuyang vice governor ng lalawigan ng Bulacan.



RICHARD GOMEZ. Si Richard Gomez naman ay isang matinee idol na noong maidirek ito ni Peque sa mga pelikulang Once Upon A Time (1986) at Kid Huwag Kang Susuko (1987).

“Mother Lily wanted me to put Goma in one of my movies,” pag-alaala ni Direk Peque.

“So isinama ko siya sa cast ng Once Upon A Time with Dolphy.

“Goma was really a matinee idol.

“I guess that part of the box-office success of that film, aside from Dolphy, is Goma kasi ang dami niyang fans noon.

“When he bulked up, I directed him in Kid Huwag Kang Susuko—a Karate Kid-type of movie—Goma was very serious with his role that he enrolled himself in a martial arts class.

“That film is one of my favorite films.

“Not just because of the theme but I was working with an award-winning cast—Mark Gil, Mel Martinez and Nida Blanca won awards.

“Goma just got best actor nominations.”

Ngayon ay isa na ring award-winning actor si Goma at papasukin nito muli ang pulitika ngayong 2013.



ANNE CURTIS. Marami pang mga artista na nagsimula at nakatrabaho si Direk Peque sa kanyang mga pelikula.

Naalala niya si Anne Curtis.

Kuwento ni Direk Peque, “Anne was only 12 years old when I directed her in Magic Kingdom in 1997.

“I was looking for a princess looking girl that time and Anne was perfect for the role.

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“Now, she’s a very big star now. I see her billboards everywhere!

“I hope to work with her very soon.”

JANICE DE BELEN. “Janice was already a good actress na when I worked with her in Once Upon A Time.

“We started the ‘Oh my God, ang anak ni Janice!’ via the movie Tiyanak in 1988.

“We also did Abandona in 1989 and Janice was very good in that movie.

“I also directed in Janice in many Shake, Rattle & Roll episodes: SSR2: Multo (1990); SSR3: Ate (1991); SSR4: Kapitbahay (1992).”



MANILYN REYNES. Naidirek na rin ni Direk Peque sa maraming Shake Rattle & Roll ng Regal Films.

Sabi niya, “Working with Manilyn is such a breeze.

“Kasi hindi fake ang mga sigaw niya. She’s really scared.

“When we did the Aswang episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll 2 (1990), you could really hear her scream her lungs out!

“As a dramatic actress, I gave her a role as a blind girl in Isang Araw, Walang Diyos (1989) at ang galing niya.

“But Manilyn is also a good comedienne.

“She was very funny in the 'Nanay' episode of Shake Rattle & Roll 3 (1991) and also in Ang Leon at Ang Kuting (1991).

“Originally, it was titled Korona Ng Birhen. But Mother Lily thought it wasn’t a funny title kaya pinalitan niya.”



ANNA MARIE GUTIERREZ. Hindi rin makakalimutan ni Direk Peque ang galing sa pag-arte ni Anna Marie Gutierrez.

Aniya, “I’ve never worked with any other actress as intense as Anna Marie.

“She was very passionate about acting.

“When I met her, she was already doing these bold movies.

“I said, ‘Mukhang may ibubuga ang batang ito sa pag-arte,’ and I was right.

“She took my breath away in Scorpio Nights.

“And when we did Unfaithful Wife, she was just magnificent.”

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