Arci Muñoz had a hard time filming her love scene with Gerald Anderson for the Star Cinema movie Can We Still Be Friends.
“Ito lang ang masasabi ko, yun ang pinaka-challenging na kailangan kong gawin sa buong pelikula.
“Actually, sa lahat ng nagawa ko, yun ang pinakamahirap na iarte.
“Promise, yun ang pinakamahirap. Talagang yung pawis ko, parang yung sa anime, yung malaki,” said the Kapamilya actress with a laugh while narrating her experience during the press conference of the movie.
She continued, “Yun po ang pinakamahirap, hindi ko alam kung bakit.
“Madaling araw na kasi nun, nagising lahat ng tao sa set.”
PEP contributor Allan Diones asked Arci, “Ano pa ang gising? Gising ba ang abs niya?”
She answered, “Ang abs po niya, never absent, always present!”
Then, she blurted, “Ang hirap po kasing labanan.”
Thanks to a shot of vodka, which was included in the scene, the 28-year-old actress was able to pull off her intimate scene with her celebrity crush Gerald Anderson.
This is not the first time Arci did an intimate scene with Gerald. Both Kapamilya stars also did a love scene in their first movie, Always Be My Maybe (2016).
Just like in their first project together, Arci noticed that Gerald was also very much a gentleman while doing Can We Still Be Friends, which will open in cinemas nationwide on June 14.
“Ako pa yung nagte-take advantage...
“Ang ganda kasi ng abs niya. Sobra! I represent all the girls... and the gays!”
Arci even tried to make a deal with their director Prime Cruz about extending their scene.
“Sabi ko kay Direk Prime ‘wag niyang ika-cut. Sabi ko, ‘Wait lang Direk.’ Kinausap ko na siya sa monitor nila, e. E, ki-nut niya.”
Arci refused to give further details about the scene.
Instead she just told the media, “Basta! Panoorin niyo kasi!”
A ROLE FIT FOR ARCI. Arci admitted when she read the movie script, she thought it was similar to her real-life situation.
“Love story ko nga! Bawat eksena, parang nangyari 'to sa akin, parang nakaka-relate ako,” she said.
Can We Still Be Friends is about Digs (Gerald) and Sam (Arci), a former couple trying to become friends after 8 years of dating.
Can Arci do the same with her recent ex-boyfriend, Badi del Rosario?
“Hindi na po,” replied Arci, whose happy face turned sad.
“Marami pong mga bagay na nangyari.
“Everything has been said and done kaya wala na pong chance.
“Kasi, nakita ko na masaya na siya.
“Hindi ko alam, kwento-kwento pero di na ako nagtatanong.”
Despite this, she assured everyone, “Okay na ako.”
Joining Gerald and Arci in the movie are Erika Padilla, Juan Miguel Severo, Ria Atayde, Bryan Santos, Markki Stroem, and Emmanuel Vera.