For his film Barbi D' Wonder Beki, Paolo Ballesteros gets to work with an ABS-CBN actor as his "leading man:" Ejay Falcon.
This is the first time that the two worked together since they belong to rival networks.
Paolo is a talent of GMA-7, while Ejay is a contract artist of ABS-CBN.
In a bloggers' conference for Barbi D' Wonder Beki, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Paolo: How was Ejay as a leading man?
Giggling, Paolo answered, "Masaya naman, may halong kilig! Charet!"
According to the Eat Bulaga! host, he and Ejay got along well especially since they both had humble beginnings before they entered showbiz.
"Masaya naman si Ejay kasi taga probinsya din siya. E, ako, laki din akong probinsya.
"So parehas kaming probinsyano, magaan. Hindi maarte."
However, Paolo recalled that there was one point when Ejay got a bit confused while shooting a scene in the film.
Laughing, Paolo narrated, "Nakakatuwa nga kasi may isang eksena kami doon, actually madami pala! Pagka ano, iniiba ko yung mga lines, kasi siyempre comedy, para mapagaan pa yung atmosphere sa set.
"Ang dami na naming takes, nagagalit na [siya] sa akin!
"[Sabi niya], 'Bakit mo iniiba yung ano!' Nagsusumbong kay Direk [Tony Reyes]! 'Direk, pwede ba yun, iibahin?!'
"Sabi ko, bahala ka, ibahin mo yung sagot mo, ha! Ayun, okay naman, nakakatawa naman yung kinalabasan."
There was one scene in the trailer where Paolo's character was seen getting "kilig" while riding a motorcycle, allowing him to hug Ejay's hunky body.
Paolo quipped about the scene, "Naku, sino ba yung kinikilig sa motor, ako lang ba o pati siya? Hahaha!
"Kasi sabi ni Direk, ako lang daw, ewan ko bakit parang pati siya!
"Ang isa niyo pang aabangan dun, yung kanyang angry bird! Ayun, hanggang dun na lang!"
Paolo's movie Barbi D' Wonder Beki is now being screened in cinemas.
Aside from Ejay, Paolo's other major co-star in the film is comedian Joey de Leon, who first portrayed the Barbi character in cinemas.
Joey was able to do three Barbi films: Barbi: Maid in the Philippines (1989), Barbi For President (1991), and Run Barbi Run (1995).