“First time kong ma-experience 'yon,” said Martin del Rosario about the intimate scenes in his upcoming movie Born Beautiful.
Directed by Perci Intalan, this spin-off of the 2016 film Die Beautiful will be shown in cinemas on January 23.
In Born Beautiful, Martin portrays Barbs, a transgender woman.
The GMA-7 actor was required to do kissing scenes and love scenes with his two leading men: Kiko Matos and Akihiro Blanco.
Kiko and Akihiro portray the boyfriends of Martin’s character.
Martin recalled, “Yung una, nakakakaba talaga kasi siya, kissing scenes. First time kong ma-experience 'yon.
“Pero ayoko kasing ilagay sa utak ko. Pag inilagay ko sa utak ko, baka maapektuhan yung eksena, medyo mahirap,” Martin explained to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last January 15, Tuesday.
Martin then differentiated his kissing scenes with Kiko ang Akihiro.
“Iba yung kiss kay Kiko. Kay Akihiro, iba rin, e.
“Parang kay Akihiro yung medyo passionate.
“May contrast kasi yung dalawang boyfriend ko do’n.
“Passionate and parang boy-next-door si Aki.
“Tapos si Kiko naman yung bruskong animalistic. Yung relationship namin lust, sex. Parang sexual, ganon.”
The 26-year-old actor admitted that he felt awkward and nervous when he and Kiko shot their first kissing scene.
“Nung unang kinunan na kissing scene yung kay Kiko, e, kabado.
“Pero nag-usap naman kami ni Kiko: ano yung objective ng scene na ito? Yung objective ng scene parang gusto niya akong balikan. Ako naman mahal ko pa siya, pero kailangan ko siyang hiwalayan. So, intense siya.
“Pinag-usapan namin, ‘Ano ba yung kiss natin? Wild!’ Tapos nag-usap. At least, wala na yung problema.”
Martin added that while their movie is R-18 with cuts, he said that the TV version, which will be aired on cable in the near future, will be shown without cuts.
He described his kissing scenes in the upcoming movie as torrid.
“Siguro ito na yung pinaka-grabeng kissing scenes, tapos sa love scenes, uncensored.
“Yung napanood ng tao sa trailer, wala pa yun sa lahat-lahat na mapapanood nila sa series after nilang mapanood yung movie. Marami pang aabangan yung mga tao.”
Martin is ecstatic about the positive feedback of viewers regarding the movie’s trailer.
However, he added that people should not just focus on the kissing scenes and intimate scenes of the movie.
"It’s more than that," he said.
“Nakakatuwa naman na maraming taong pinag-usapan yung trailer.
“Yung Born Beautiful naman it’s not all about the kissing scenes.
“Kailangan abangan ng tao yung story, yung mapupulot nila dito.”
The actor explained that the movie revolves around the transgender Barbs and her search for love and true happiness.