Toni Gonzaga has always been very vocal about being uncomfortable doing an intimate scene in any movie or TV project.
She explains, “Hindi lang talaga ako sanay kasi hindi naman ako nag-teleserye na gumawa ng mga love scene or kissing scene. Hindi naman ako dumaan sa mga ganun.
“Ang mga ginawa ko, D’ Anothers, binaboy pa ako. Haha!
“Magpapakita lang ako ng katawan kung nagpapatawa.
“Pero kung love scene, parang di ko ma-take.”
However, her upcoming Valentine movie with Piolo Pascual, Starting Over Again, seems to be an exception to this.
At the press conference of the movie held on Saturday, February 1, the TV host-actress said she fully trusted director Olivia Lamasan so she agreed to do a love scene with the hunk actor.
“Marami akong first na ginawa sa pelikulang ito na kaya ko ginawa dahil kay Inang [Direk Lamasan].
“Hindi ko ginawa dahil kaya kong gawin kung hindi dahil sa kanya.”
She also told the media, “Parang kapag sinabi ni Inang, sobra, ite-take ko ang lahat. Parang, ‘Ito ‘yong puso ko, ‘yong trust ko, Inang, nasa ‘yo na ang lahat. Kung ano ang sasabihin mo, gagawin ko na lang.’
“Kasi, alam ko na hindi naman gagawa si Inang na kapag pinanood mo, ‘Ay, kahiya-hiya naman ‘yon.’
“Kilala ko naman si Inang, hindi niya gagawin ‘yon.
“Kapag kay Inang, parang masterpiece ‘yan.”
The TV host-actress also believes that Direk Lamasan will take care of her love scenes in the same way that she handled love scenes in her previous movies. Two of these were In the Name of Love (2011) and The Mistress (2012).
Toni recalled, “Parang ‘yong ginawa niya kay Angel Locsin [In the Name of Love], ‘yong love scene ni Bea Alonzo [The Mistress].
“Nag-search talaga ako, ‘Olivia Lamasan love scene.’
“Pagtingin ko, grabe, may mga pagliyad, may mga pag-ano…
“Unang tinanong ko, ‘Inang, totoo ba itong mga love scenes?’”
When asked about the outcome of her love scene with Piolo, Toni said with a laugh, “It’s very nice!
“It’s very naughty but very, very nice.
“Talagang masterpiece. I’m very proud!”
Director Lamasan also added smiling, “I think this is the most scandalous love scene.”
Starting Over Again revolves around Ginny (Toni Gonzaga) and Marco (Piolo Pascual) who are former lovers who have "unfinished business" to settle in their relationship.
Joining Toni and Piolo in the movie are Iza Calzado, Joross Gamboa, Bryan Santos, Beauty Gonzales, Cai Cortez, and Edgar Allan Guzman.
Starting Over Again will be shown in Philippine cinemas starting February 12.