Gerald Anderson considers it a privilege to make a movie with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and director Cathy Garcia-Molina.
“Mag-start na actually ako ng bagong movie kasama si Miss Universe [Pia].
First time ko lang siya nakilala kanina, tapos mag-start na kaming mag-shooting,” explains the ABS-CBN actor to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the farewell presscon of Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin, his teleserye with Kim Chiu.
The presscon happened last January 18 at the ELJCC Building, Quezon City.
“And then first time ko ring makakasama si Direk Cathy Garcia, which is a privilege for me."
The 28-year-old actor is not yet at liberty to give details about his upcoming project with Pia but he said, “Masasabi ko, may mga ilang gabi hindi ako nakatulog sa kakaisip kung pa’no ko siyang gagawin, paano ko mapu-pull off ito.
“Medyo tricky, mahirap yung ano, e, yung role, e. So, very challenging. Yun pa lang ang pwede kong sabihin.”
Gerald described Pia as “very humble.”
“Despite na Miss Universe siya, mabait. Mukhang magkakasundo naman kami,” he said with a smile.
“And I’m also excited na mas lalong makilala siya, siyempre.
He adds, “But more than anything, excited din akong makasama si Direk Cathy.
“Kasi parang hindi makukumpleto ang journey ko with Star Cinema kung hindi ko siya nakasama; the Queen of Rom-com, so I’m also excited about that.
“It’s gonna be a learning experience para sa ‘kin.”
Some of Cathy’s blockbuster movies include the following: One More Chance (2007), A Very Special Love (2008), You Changed My Life (2009), It Takes A Man And A Woman (2013), She’s Dating the Gangster (2014), A Second Chance (2015), and last year’s Unexpectedly Yours.
PEP asked Gerald if his confidence is boosted by the fact that Cathy is the director of his upcoming film.
“Oo naman, siyempre. Ang mentality ko naman is gagawin ko yung best ko, and then si Direk Cathy, with her magic, will make it even better, so walang talo, e.
“Just working with her will be highlight ng career ko.”
What Gerald wants to work on now is building his chemistry with Pia.
“It’s a challenge, siyempre, kasi hindi kami magkakilala. but just like what I was saying kanina, very charming kaya naman siya nanalong Miss Universe; smart, but very down to earth.”