Jennylyn Mercado took charge when it came to shooting her love scenes with John Lloyd Cruz for the movie Just The 3 Of Us.
According to ABS-CBN actor John Lloyd, the GMA-7 actress herself took his hand and guided him on where to place them.
When asked about shooting his love scene with Jennylyn, he narrated, "Meron kaming isang eksenang ginawa na medyo kailangan mo siyang hawakan sa...not sa usual part na pwede mo siyang hawakan.
"Siyempre, sa kahit na sinong lalaki, medyo...
"But if you're riding along with the character, dumadali. Dumadali rin siya kapag kagaya ni Jen ang artista.
John Lloyd said with a chuckle, "At one point, siya pa ang naglagay ng kamay ko [sa katawan niya].
"Inalalayan pa niya ako."
He turned serious when he said, "Kailangan maingat ka kasi siyempre, maselang eksena yun. Ayaw natin magkakaroon ang kahit na sinong babae ng dahilan para mag-isip. Kailangan maingat ka lang."
The Kapuso actress also observed that John Lloyd was very careful, especially when it came to their love scenes.
"Nahihiya siya talaga humawak," Jennylyn told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters during the May 1 press conference Ayala Fairview Terraces.
"Kailangan ko siyang suportahan kundi hindi kami matatapos.
"Si John Lloyd kasi sobrang gentleman. Saka mahiyain talaga siya. Pareho kami.
"Kaya inaaalalayan ko rin po kasi naiilang siya na humawak sa braso."
Does she find John Lloyd sexy?
"Mata pa lang, oo. Mata pa lang, sexy na.
"Nung last day namin na-feel na, 'Ay dito pa lang nagsisimula [ang closeness]. Bitin.
"We're hoping na sana, meron pang kasunod."
How would she differentiate this rom-com from projects she did in the past?
"Lumampas na ako sa limit dito. Medyo wild na, maingay ako. Jologs na jologs na ko. Yun na ang rurok."
The GMA-7 actress admitted that she was initially nervous about working with the cast and crew of Star Cinema.
Directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, the graded-B movie opens in cinemas this Wednesday, May 4.
"Nung una siyempre natatakot ako kasi bagong environment, bagong director, pero nung hinawakan na niya [Direk Cathy], sabi ko grabe ang patience.
"Talagang kahit Take 12 ako hanggang Take 18, mabait pa rin. Sobrang bait ni Direk Cathy."
How would she describe her love scene with John Lloyd?
Jennylyn answered, "Yung love scene talaga namin, tastefully done. Magkakaiba siya.
"Sexy talaga yung una. Yung pangalawa, punong-puno ng pagmamahal."
(Read REVIEW: John Lloyd Cruz and Jennylyn Mercado take time to build up chemistry in Just The 3 Of Us)
(To view photos during their mall show, click: John Lloyd bares torso; shares sweet moments with Jennylyn onstage)