John Lloyd Cruz distracted by acting prowess of Vilma Santos


When asked about his working relationship withStar For All Seasons Vilma Santos (wearing green), Box Office King John Lloyd Cruz (leftmost) said he madesure not to disappoint the multi-awarded actress. He added, "'Yon naman talaga ang hindi komaipagpapalit, kapag binigyan mo ako ng tiwala, ng ganito kaimportanteng role,ayaw kong nadi-disappoint 'yong mga nagtiwala sa akin, lalo na si Ate Vi." The Star Cinema film In My Life is direct


John Lloyd Cruz admits that the confrontation he had withStar For All Seasons Vilma Santos, which is frequently played in In My Life's trailer, is the most difficultscene he did in the movie. He also mentions that he had a hard timeworking with the Batangas Governor, but in a positive way.

He told the media, "Alam mo, si Ate Vi, mahirap siyang katrabaho. Hindi dahil unprofessional siya, pero dahil kapag nakakatrabaho mo siya,napapatingin ka na, napapanood ka na lang."

John Lloyd, who plays the role of Noel, went on by recallinganother scene he had with Ate Vi, who is the mother of Noel's gay lover in themovie. He narrated, "'Yong isangconfrontation namin—ang daming nangyari, ang daming blockings,palitpat-lipat. Noong una, puro shotlang kay Ate Vi. Siyempre, support akoall the way. Kahit hindi ako kita,acting pa rin ako. Pero noong reverse kona, puro ako na and it's time for me to deliver, nanonood ako!

"Kasi si Ate Vi, kahit na support lang siya, umaarte dinsiya! Parang ang generous ni Ate Vidahil kahit hindi siya kita sa camera, umaarte siya, binibigay niya. So ako, imbes na intindihin ko 'yong emotionko at kailangan kong mag-deliver, hindi ko magawa kasi pinapanood ko siya. Kaya in that sense, mahirap siyang katrabaho."

For this scene, the 26-year-old actor said that they hadthree takes, with him being at fault. "Kasi mortal sin naman kapag kina-cut mo ang sarili mo, e. Hindi mo pwedeng i-cut ang sarili mo, e," headded.

At a young age, the Kapamilya actor is very grateful tohave worked with big names in showbiz.

He said, "It's always a great blessing na makasama mo angmga artista, like in the past, nakasama ko si Kuya Aga [Muhlach in the 2005 movie Dubai]. Bihira kasi sa amin angmabigyan ng chance na makatrabaho mo ang mga artistang tinitingala mo. Kapag dumarating siya, it either magawa kosiya ng tama o hindi. So, mas importantesa akin at this point kung nagampanan ko ban g tama ang pagtitiwala sa akin ngStar Cinema at 'yong pagtanggap mismo ni Ate Vi, na makatrabaho ako. Ang pinaka nagma-matter sa akin ngayon is sana hindi ko siyana-disappoint."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Then, he showed how much respect he has for the veteranactress who somehow helped him portray Noel's character better.

He stated, "Ate Vi kasi napaka-generous lang din. Sa tingin ko, ito ang paniniwala ko, angtalagang magaling na artista is alam niya kung talagang eksena niya, kung anoang eksena ng kapwa artista niya and magbibigay.

"Noong makita ko upclose kung paano umarte si Vilma Santos,talagang grabe. Ako talagang I'm inawe. Many times talagang napatulala langako and umabot na sa point na napapabayaan ko na ang delivery ko dahil feelingko nanonood na lang ako kay Ate Vi. Nakaka-distract ang kagalingan niya!"

LIGHTER SCENES WITHVILMA AND LUIS. When it comes toworking with Gov. Vilma's son, Luis Manzano, the Kapamilya actor said it wasmuch lighter.

"Masaya naman kapag kaming tatlo," said John Lloyd. "Mas less pressurekasi wala namang ganung kabigat or kadramatic na eksena nung kaming tatlo anginvolved. Doon sa mga ganung eksena,kapag kaming tatlo, doon lumalabas ang mga dapat o mga nuances ngcharacter. Doonkami nakakapag-experiment, mas punung-puno in terms of nuances. Kasi, siyempre, hindi naman kami mag-call outng ka-sweet-an kapag kaeksena namin ang nanay ni Luis, di ba?"

Aside from these scenes, John Lloyd also promised themoviegoers a great story in the movie InMy Life.

He described, "Punung-puno ang pelikula. Biruinninyo, 'yong istorya pa lang, busog na busog na, 'tapos set pa in New York City. So kapag nanonood ka talagang, what atreat—'yong pinapanood mo ang ganda ng istorya, ang ganda pa ng visuals mo."

In My Life willhave three different special premiere nights starting this Monday, September 14, at 6:00 p.m. in SM Batangas, September 15 at 5:00 p.m.at TriNoma Quezon City, and 7:00 p.m. at SMMegamall. The regular run of the movie will starton Wednesday, September 16.


WE RECOMMEND


FROM THE SUMMIT MEDIA NETWORK


SPONSORED CONTENT


COMMENTS

Loading comments

THIS JUST IN