Did their personal heartbreak experiences help Andi Eigenmann, Arci Munoz, Bela Padilla, Kim Molina, and Yassi Pressman portray their characters in Camp Sawi?
In the film, they portray five ladies who are trying to move on from failed relationships.
Andi, who plays the role of Clarisse, says she rarely uses her personal experience at work.
However, this one is an exemption to her personal rule, “Siguro nga, dahil naranasan ko na siya, noong ginampanan ko 'yong character, it helped in a way that I understood the person more.
“So, the character that I built for myself, the one that I was going to portray, I knew how to make sure that she would seem real.
“Although, as compared to the others, she's not as expressive.”
Meanwhile, Arci, who portrays the character of Gwen, believes that is possible that actress's personality may be seen in the character she portrays.
“Naniniwala ako na sa isang character ng isang artista, may part mo 'yan,” she explains.
“'Yang pino-portray mo, kahit papaano ay mayroon ka diyan.
“So, malaki ang tulong sa akin kasi alam ko kung paano siya iaarte kasi naranasan ko sa personal kong buhay.
“So, 'yong ibang parts po doon, ito talaga.”
Yassi, on the other hand, says she uses her personal experience only when it's needed.
Otherwise, she says, “'Yong ibang mga characters meron pong mga similarities na ginagamit ko po 'yong mga naranasan ko before.
“Minsan po, bini-build ko na lang po ng sariling history or past ang character. Mas doon ako tumitira sa buhay niya.”
Yassi will be playing the role of the cheerleader named Jessica.
For Bela, she think it's okay to mix personal experience to actor's imagination on the character to be portrayed
She reasons out, “Siyempre, kailangan 'yong character mo, iba siyang tao.
“Kunwari, iba si Bridgette kay Bela Padilla.
“Pero for me, tama 'yong sinabi ni Arci na dapat mayroon kahit papaano na konting truth na ikaw 'yon, tatak mo 'yon.
“Ganun ang ginagawa ko sa lahat ng roles ko, gusto ko may tatak ako.”
Based on her experience, theater actress Kim says she always try to keep her personal experiences away from the role that she will be playing.
Like Andi, she says, “Oo, na-experience ko na siya in way. Pero personal experience ko po is not that as of Joan's.
“I think, kumuha lang akong konti na katulad ng sa ex ko na sobrang tagal na nga.
“Iniisip ko kasi dati siya lang ang mundo ko, e.
“'Yon lang ang similarity with Joan, na 'yong ex niya, siya rin ang mundo niya.
“Doon din umikot ang buhay niya. I think dun lang din ako kumuha, na na-experience ko na.”
Although these actress have different ways of bringing life to their characters, they assure that moviegoers will be able to relate to at least one of their characters in Camp Sawi.
Arci even said, “Ang mga movies naman, di ba, based 'yan sa mga totoong nangyayari sa araw-araw nating buhay.
“At through that, I know na maa-appreciate ng mga tao 'yon.
“Madadama rin nila kasi sigurado lahat ng tao naka-experience na ng heartbreak.”
Find out who among Camp Sawi ladies Clarisse, Bridgette, Gwen, Jessica, and Joan will make you remember your heartbreak experience, which will be shown in cinemas starting August 24.