How daring are the love scenes of Tom Rodriguez, Lovi Poe, and Erich Gonzales in the adult drama film The Significant Other?
"Wala namang exposure," admitted Tom during the February 11 press conference held at the High Grounds Cafe, Sct. Rallos in Quezon City.
However, he pointed out, "There were other things we did for the very first time na interesting. We did it and it turned out very, very tasteful and masterful."
The GMA-7 actor turned to director Joel Lamangan to ask permission if he could talk about the sensitive scene.
"Sabihin ko ba? Yung pump, first time kong magawa sa isang pelikula.
"Si Direk, nanggulat pa! Sa rehearsal, wala. Tapos bigla nung take na, nandito yung camera tapos sabi niya, 'Pump!'"
Tom's eyes widened in disbelief as he relived the moment. Laughing, Tom continued, "It's awkward when you're doing it there but it really helps in the scene.
"I don't want to spoil anything but yung scene na audible lang, simulated yung sound.
"Pasensiya na lang po dun sa ospital na pinag-shootingan namin, medyo may na-violate po akong hospital bed dun, para lang ma-simulate yung mga tunog.
"That was really me going out of my comfort zone. But in a good way, it stretched me out as a person and as an actor. I'm very thankful for the experience.
"Parang masterclass. The whole movie is like a masterclass for me."
Lovi recalled that she also experienced receiving the same instruction from Direk Joel in the past.
"Nakuwento ko kasi before kay Tom na noong nag-shoot kami ng movie ni Direk Joel, I swear talaga, sumisigaw si Direk, 'Pump! Pump!'
"Nung kami naman ni Tom, siya naman yung nandun at sumisigaw si Direk ng 'Pump!'
"Ngumiti lang ako sa kanya [Tom] at sabi ko, 'Told yah.'"
The Kapuso actress said they needed to do this scene to add authenticity to the movie.
"To make the scene look real, mag-asawa po kami dito, you have to have certain things na ganitong bagay.
"Daya naman po siya siyempre, pero iba naman po ang shot but once you watch it, pag nabuo na yung eksena, maiintindihan mo kung bakit kailangan talaga gawin yun."