Shaina Magdayao feels happy about being able to work with an actor outside her home network.
The ABS-CBN actress is paired with Derek Ramsay in an upcoming movie titled My Candidate.
Although they already know each other—Derek is a close friend of Shaina's sister Vina Morales—Shaina still feels excited about their first project together.
Derek used to be a talent of ABS-CBN before he transferred to TV5 in 2012.
“The fact na taga-ABS-CBN po ako, 'tapos siya taga-kabila, nakakatuwa na may mga projects na ganito,” the 26-year-old actress says about Quantum Film's latest project.
She adds, “Maraming salamat for giving us this opportunity kasi hindi talaga ito mangyayari sa TV, di ba?
“Nakakatuwa na hindi ako nali-limit sa leading men ng ABS-CBN lang.
“It's also nice to work with other actors like Derek nga.”
KISSING SCENE. During the press con, it was revealed that Derek and Shaina shot their kissing scene over and over again.
Derek said about their kiss, "Yung sa amin ni Shaina was very romantic kahit na it was very short. It was still very, very passionate and romantic. Masarap naman siya."
It took them seven takes to finally nail their kissing scene.
Derek explained, "Seven versions. Yung unang dalawa or tatlo, close-mouth [ang kiss]. Tapos si Direk [Quark Henares], sinabi niya parang hindi yata nangyayari yun sa totoong buhay.
"Gusto ko pareho kayong mag-open mouth. Medyo awkward kami na pareho kaming nakatingin sa isa't isa. We realize that we like one another...kaya kailangan namin matawid ang romantic, passionate kiss."
NEW CHALLENGE. Aside from having a new onscreen partner, Shaina is also thankful to be given an opportunity to do a movie that's different from her past acting projects.
In My Candidate, Shaina Magdayao plays a communications coach of a politician in this movie that will open on May 11.
She says, “This is my first time to do a rom-com. Alam n'yo naman na iyak lang ako nang iyak, di ba? So this is really different.
“The last project I did was Nathaniel na si Nanay Rachelle pa.
“Sobrang wholesome po talaga compared to Billie.
“So, kinailangan kong medyo i-detach ang sarili ko sa mga typical roles that I would normally play.
“With the help of my director and my hip-hop mentor, sana ay naitawid naman namin.
“Also, with the help of the cast kasi magagaling din sila.”
Shaina adds that her role as Billie is very different from her personality.
“Isang malaking challenge itong movie na ito,” she says.
“I play the role of Billie, isa pong communications coach.
“Medyo ano siya, makulay ang kanyang past, na sobrang layo kay Shaina.
“'Tapos may pagka-boyish, na medyo malayo rin sa kung ano ang nakikita n'yo sa akin ngayon.
“So it's really a challenge—physically at kung paano ko siya iaarte.”