Gerald Anderson dedicates new film AWOL to soldiers killed in Marawi

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Gerald Anderson on his movie AWOL, "Sana kapag napanood ng mga tao itong AWOL, makita nila yung sacrifices and dedication ng mga sundalo para sa atin." This action film will be shown from August 16-22, 2017.



Gerald Anderson dedicates his upcoming movie AWOL to soldiers killed in Marawi.

In an interview with the ABS-CBN actor on August 4, he disclosed how he prepared for his role in this action movie. AWOL is included in Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino that runs from August 16 to 22.

To properly portray his character as a member of special action force, Gerald had to train with real soldiers in Fort Bonifacio.

“Kasama ko po talaga ang mga totoong scout rangers at mga sundalo.

“Every day, nandoon sila sa shoot, yung ginamit namin doon ay talagang totoong mga baril,” he said.

He then revealed that two of the soldiers he trained and worked with in AWOL were sent to Marawi to help fight the Maute group.

Unfortunately, these soldiers were among those slain during a clash.

“Parang inaalay ko rin, inaalay naming lahat yung movie para sa kanila.

“It's nothing much. I mean, yung buhay hindi kayang mabayaran sa pamilya nila, hindi kayang mapalitan yung nawala.

“But sana kapag napanood ng mga tao itong AWOL, makita nila yung sacrifices and dedication ng mga sundalo para sa atin.”

More than the regular moviegoers, Gerald hopes that soldiers get a chance to see this movie directed by Enzo Williams.

He said, “Sana talaga mapanood talaga ito ng mga sundalo, lalo na yung mga galing sa Marawi and yung ibang nandito.

“Kasi, para magkaroon sila ng high morale.

“Kumbaga, yung respeto ko at yung buong production ng movie at crew ay mataas ang respeto para sa kanila, para sa ginagawa nila sa bayan.”



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MOVIE CLOSE TO HIS HEART. This is not the first time Gerald will play the role of a military soldier.

In 2009, the 28-year-old actor portrayed the character of Lt. David “JR” Garcia Jr. in Tayong Dalawa.

So, Gerald admitted he got excited when AWOL was offered to him.

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“On a personal note, malapit talaga sa akin ang mga militar, e, galing din ako sa military family.

“Noong in-offer sa akin yung AWOL and nalaman ko yung storyline talagang nae-excite ako nang sobra.

“Like I said, it's something close to my heart.”

Gerald also mentioned that this movie gave him an opportunity to interact with soldiers and learn from their experiences.

“Parang nagkaroon din ako ng opportunity na makilala yung mga totoong sundalo, makausap ko yung mga totoong sundalo, marining ko yung mga kuwento nila.

“Ang sarap, e, ang sarap pakinggan and ang sarap ilabas sa movie, na mapapanood ng mga tao.”

In conclusion, Gerald said, “Kaya pinagdadasal ko na mapanood ng mga tao ito, not just because of para mapanood ng mga tao pero para malaman ang mga pinagdadaanan ng mga sundalo para sa atin.”



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