After sixteen years, Robin Padilla reunites with Sharon Cuneta on the big screen.
They top-bill the Star Cinema movie Unexpectedly Yours, wherein Robin plays an OFW courting Sharon's character. It turns out that Sharon is the mother of Julia Barretto's character who, in turn, is being courted by Robin's nephew (played by Joshua Garcia).
Robin has been vocal in saying that he started out by being a fan of the Megastar.
Sharon and Robin previously worked with each other for the 2001 movie Pagdating ng Panahon.
"Sa akin po walang pagbabago, siyempre...yun pong ako'y tagahanga niya, idol ko siya. Alam niyo po naman, fan naman ako talaga. Pag nag-eeksena kami, lagi akong natutulala," narrated Robin during the grand press conference held yesterday, November 25, at the ABS-CBN compound.
"Lagi kong sinasabi, 'Sharon Cuneta. Sharon Cuneta.' Andoon ako, hindi na ako nakaalis."
He then disclosed that he shot a kissing scene with his ex-girlfriend for this rom-com.
"Iyong kagabi, iyong kinunan na halik. Sabi ko, 'nahalikan ko na naman si Sharon Cuneta?'
"Hindi na ho ako nakaalis doon sa fan mentality."
At this point, Robin was chided for giving away a spoiler in the movie, which will open in cinemas on November 29.
The action star responded by saying, "Kayo naman, ang tanda na namin! Itong dalawa [Joshua at Julia] ang dapat tanungin niyo kung may kissing scene.
"Kami [ni Sharon], pag nawalan kami ng kissing scene sa pelikula, pangit yun!
"Pambihira! Ang tanda na namin..."
During the press con, Joshua candidly said that one of the things he learned from Robin was: "natututunan kung paano ang tamang lambingan, paano ang tamang halik."
SHARON ON "DAUNTING" SCHEDULE. Robin admitted that it took the writers a long time to write the script and when they finally started shooting, it was already near their playdate.
"Matagal sinulat ang script nito...mga four months..."
Still, the actor admitted that he was already used to this system because, "Noong araw, lahat naman may playdate na."
For her part, Sharon revealed: "Two months before, prepared na ako.
"Akala ko hindi matutuloy kaya nagkakain na naman ako!
When she found out that her movie with Robin would push through, Sharon remembered thinking to herself, "'Lord, why?'
"It was kind of daunting. Really, November?
"In case may magsabi na minadali kasi ang short ng shooting period, it's the complete opposite."
She pointed out that even though they lacked sleep, they were full of energy on the set.
"I was averaging three hours of sleep every night."
In fact, they completed a crucial scene just that Saturday.
"Up to this morning, we were shooting the finale.
She said with a laugh, "Ayaw naman namin i-live ito sa premiere night!"
The coach of The Voice PH dropped hints about the finale of Unexpectedly Yours, which is directed by Cathy Garcia Molina:
"Ang laking number ng finale.
"The whole movie basically [was shot in] Sta. Rosa and Tagaytay."