Oliver Aquino admits he was sexually aroused when they shot the Sinag Maynila 2019 entry Jino to Mari.
His character Jino is a sex worker who was hired to shoot a porn film along with a single mom Marie (played by Angela Cortez). Their film Jino to Mari is still being screened in select cinemas as Sinag Maynila Year 5 is extended.
The actor disclosed that he deliberately gained weight before shooting this indie film directed by Jay Altarejos.
Oliver told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the April 6 gala night of Jino to Mari that he didn't want to have a toned body when he shot the naked scenes for the movie.
"Twenty pounds ang na-gain ko.
"Nagpataba talaga ko don kasi ano po, e. Hindi puwedeng macho ako kasi mahirap ako.
"Kasi hindi naman puwedeng yung maganda katawan ko kasi nagpepedicab lang ako tapos mahirap lang ako."
The Star Magic actor formerly known as Mhyco Aquino used to be a member of the ASAP boy dance group Anime.
Now, he has become known for doing daring scenes such as the love scene that he did with Arnold Reyes in the Cinemalaya 2014 entry Kasal.
In Jino to Marie, Oliver's character has sex with Angela Cortez while being filmed by a porn director.
While shooting his sex scene with Angela, did he get stimulated and aroused?
"Trabaho lang po yun.
"Siyempre tao lang ako, e. Ayoko naman magpakahypokrito. Hindi ko naman kaya kontrolin yun, e. ‘Huwag kang tumigas!’ Hindi naman puwede!" exclaimed Oliver.
What was Angela's reaction when he got aroused on set?
"Siyempre dahil bata ako, pinagtritripan niya rin ako sa set. [Sabi niya], 'Yari ka! Lagot ka mamaya.' Ako naman, bahala ka. Makakatulong sa 'kin ‘yan dahil teenager ako [sa movie]. Underage."
How did they break the ice before doing their bed scene?
The 29-year-old actor recalled, "Sex is sex. Sex yun, e, so kailangan mo siya i-enjoy, yung moment na yun. Para kang nag-teleport.
"Hindi ako ‘to, e. Si Jino ‘to. Si Jino attracted kay Marie pero si Oliver hindi siya...alam mo yun. Parang ate niya si Angela."
While his character is being forced to do a sex act against his will, viewers get to see Jino shedding tears. Oliver admitted that the tears came naturally for him and that he was not instructed by Direk Jay to cry for the camera.
"Hindi na niya po kami dinidirek."
Was he really moved to tears because of the scene?
"Opo. Parang initial na...siyempre masakit, e.
"Ah, masakit. Masakit talaga siya.
"Natural po yun, yung iyak ko. Naiyak po talaga ko. Iyak po talaga ko nang iyak."
In the movie, Oliver and Angela shot an orgy scene wherein several guys bared their penises in front of them.
"Ang dami sa harap ko. Shit! Oh shit! Di ba, kung dede ‘yan, okay.
"Wala, etits [tite], e. Naiyak talaga ko."
How will he describe working with Angela?
"Okay po si Angela katrabaho. Actually, sa kanya yung mahirap, e. Pero na-enjoy ko kasi siguro kasi parehas kaming walang restrictions sa buhay.
"[Sabi namin], ‘Okay game, galingan natin ‘to hanggang matapos na.’"
Did he know that he would have butt exposure while doing his shower scene?
"Hindi ko po tinitingnan. Gusto ko pong mapanood na lang sa movie."
What was his reaction upon seeing his butt exposure on the big screen?
"Na-shock po ako, siyempre. Oh shit! Oh shit! Ano ba ‘to?! Nakakailang, e, sa totoo lang. Try mo video mo sarili mo, ligo ka tapos panoorin mo. Nakakailang! Promise!"
He changed his physical appearance to differentiate himself from other actors who do bed scenes.
Oliver explained, "Kasi binasa ko yung script, sabi ko, ‘Direk, tatanggapin ko 'to pero ako bahala.
"Kasi lahat ng nagsesex scene, malaki yung katawan, maganda yung katawan. Parang nag-isip na lang ako ng way na to tell na mahirap ako. Ano ako: macho, may abs? Hindi.
"So iniba ko sa napapanood niyo... Kasi ganon yun, e, ‘pag pinanood niyo yung sex scene, makikita niyo yung abs, panonoorin niyo yung abs, hindi niyo titingnan yung reaksyon ko.
"Ito siguro, ang taba ko kasi so tinitingnan reaksyon ko. So naa-appreciate yung acting ko. Ganon lang po yung ginawa ko para maiba naman siya."