Nakaramdam ng separation anxiety si Gino Roque IV nang matapos ang shooting nila ni Elisse Joson para sa Beauty and the Boss.
Na-miss daw kasi niya ang kanyang leading lady sa feel-good at may Pretty-Woman vibe na iflix series nila.
Nag-umpisa ang showbiz career ni Gino nang maging housemate siya sa Adult Edition ng PBB Otso, ang Season 8 ng Pinoy Big Brother, kung saan nakilala siya bilang "Businessman of Steel ng Quezon City."
Si Gino rin ang producer ng Beauty and The Boss, na unang business venture niya bilang showbiz personality.
Si Elisse ang kanyang piniling kapareha dahil taglay umano ng aktres ang lahat ng katangian ng karakter ni Stella.
"When the shoot was over, once the shoot was done, that’s when you realized na that was a crazy ride. It was so fun.
"Imagine, I would talk to Elisse… I don’t know how many hours in a day, not just talking about the scene, talking about personal stuff as well.
"Everybody kasi gravitates towards Elisse. She’s that kind of person, she has that kind of personality. So, pati ako, gravitates towards her.
"We really clicked so I end up missing her,” ang rebelasyon ni Gino sa exclusive interview sa kanya ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) nitong Huwebes ng hapon, November 5.
GINO'S BIRTHDAY WISH
Noong October 20 ang 25th birthday ni Gino. Ano ang birthday wish niya?
“I’m single now. Sana naman, someday hindi na.
"I’ve been single for… gosh, I already lost count ‘coz my ex was like two or three years ago," sagot niya na kumpirmasyong hindi siya nagkaroon ng relasyon sa female PBB housemate na na-link sa kanya.
Single din ba si Elisse?
"I’m not sure.. I think so… I don’t know," sabi ni Gino.
Ano ba ang special qualities ni Elisse na nagustuhan niya?
"What I look for in a person, I usually look long term.
"I prefer girls that are really short. I don’t know why. It’s just a preference of mine. For me, the shorter, the better.
"I’m very into girly girls. I like girls who are very girly.
"When the girl is very loving and very caring, maalaga, and that’s what I see in Elisse as a person.
"She’s very loving, very caring. She’s everything I guess every guy looks for.
"She’s very nice, very accommodating,” pahayag ni Gino, na kumikislap ang mga mata sa tuwing si Elisse ang napag-uusapan.
Pero napapabalitang nagkabalikan na si Elisse at ang kanyang ex-boyfriend na si McCoy de Leon.
WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH ELISSE
Nakaramdam daw ng pagkailang si Gino sa unang araw ng shooting nila para sa Beauty and the Boss.
Lahad ng newbie actor-producer, "At the start, I was very intimidated. Imagine, you have one of the most beautiful people on board.
"I was very intimidated, maybe she wants her food like this and she’s like this.
"But then, she totally shattered those preconceived notions kasi she’s very nice, very caring.
"She’s maalaala, in the sense na she’d make sure na we would eat na and stuff like that.
"Especially when the shooting days becomes so heavy, people tend to skip meals especially me."
Dagdag ni Gino, "She helps me out, e, she brings out the best of me when we shoot, and I’m very grateful she’s there and we’ve gotten so close.
"I thought we would just be acquaintances but we’ve gotten so close."
Natawa si Gino sa obserbasyong magkahawig sila ni Elisse dahil ito rin ang sinasabi ng mga taong nakakasalamuha nila.
"Yeah, everyone keeps on saying that. Well, that’s a compliment for me.
"People say that we really do look like each other."
Siyam na araw ang lock-in shoot ng Beauty and the Boss sa isang resort sa Rosario, Batangas.
Bilang first-time producer, malaking hamon kay Gino ang iflix series project nila ni Elisse, pero hindi raw siya nahirapan dahil nagamit niya ang mga karanasan bilang young businessman.
Ayon kay Gino, "Our family owns the Kamiseta Group of Companies so I know how to manage companies. We would produce different contents for Kamiseta.
"But to come up with something like this na teleserye, that one is very new to us and it’s a lot of challenges because of COVID-19.
"Only a certain amount of people can be present during the shoot. There’s so many different challenges.
"The concept and story was with us since last year but the script wasn’t finished.
"For us, we wanted to make sure that the script was perfect before we move forward. And nung natapos na yung script, pandemic happened.
"What we did was we chose the safest thing—to book an entire resort. This is a big resort na lahat ng scenes, kaya. There’s so many locations.
"We rented the whole resort so nobody comes in or out."
Patuloy niya, "This is my first lead role and it was very interesting, it was very fun.
"I wasn’t just an actor here, I was also the producer, so we we were able to produce this kind of project especially in the pandemic."
Nitong Biyernes, November 6, 8 p.m., ang iflix premiere ng Beauty and the Boss.
Confident si Gino na magugustuhan at kikiligin ang mga manonood kapag napanood ang six-part iflix series nila ni Elisse dahil kinilig daw siya nang panoorin ang kanilang mga eksena.