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KathNiel's kilig scenes in new show 2 Good 2 Be True are "super challenging"

by James Patrick Anarcon
Apr 19, 2022
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Daniel Padilla on doing kilig scenes with Kathryn Bernardo for 2 Good 2 Be True: "Kapag napansin naman ng aming direktor na hindi maganda, e, talagang susuwayin naman. Sasabihin naman niya na ulitin namin, ganyan."
PHOTO/S: 2 Good 2 Be True (ABS-CBN)

After 10 years of being a love team, what else can KathNiel do for the fans?

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla always ask this question whenever they do kilig scenes in their projects.

The two stars will headline an upcoming ABS-CBN series, 2 Good 2 Be True, which is set to air this May 16, 2022 on ABS-CBN platforms, with a 72-hour advance episode premiere on Netflix starting May 13, 2022.

It serves as their teleserye comeback after four years and their offering for their tenth anniversary as a love team.

On Tuesday, May 11, 2022, Kathryn, Daniel, and director Mae Cruz-Alviar faced select media in a press junket organized by Netflix for the airing of 2 Good 2 Be True.

In the junket, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Kathryn and Daniel how they still sustain the kilig.Does being a couple for reel and in real life make it easier?

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Kathryn first smiled then explained, “Actually, iyan yung sobrang challenging kasi… hindi ko sinasabi na nawawala yung kilig. Of course, the love is there, it gets deeper, nagma-mature.

“Pero iba siyempre yung kilig namin like nine years ago, ten years ago ni DJ sa nararamdaman namin ngayon.

“So, ang challenge every scene, especially kay Direk Mae, sa writer, na ano pa yung hindi namin nagawa na kilig na puwede naming ma-offer dito.”

Kathryn admitted that it's quite hard creating that delineation between real and reel.

She elaborated, “It’s really challenging kasi siyempre, as a person and real-life couple, nag-iiba lahat, but hindi ibig sabihin noon nababawasan yung love.

“It’s just that ang hirap ihiwalay ng personal kapag makikita mo sa characters namin on screen.

“So iyan yung parating challenge every time na gumagawa kami ng project so siguro, diyan pumapasok si Direk Mae.

“Siya talaga yung nahihirapan kung paano siya baliin, and kami ni Deej, yung challenging sa lahat, anong bago mong mao-offer?

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“So hopefully, nabigyan naman ng bagong flavor dito since iba rin naman yung dynamics ng character namin ni Deej and yun naman yiung goal every project, anong kilig.”

For Daniel's part, he believes in the “magic” that his love for Kathryn brings, and that is evident on screen.

He said, “Well, totoo naman yung mga sinabi ni Kathryn, pero meron din kasing magic sa totoong pagmamahal, di ba?

“Siguro pagdating naman kasi sa entablado, sa stage, sa set namin, automatic naman din na pagdating doon, hindi ko naman tinitignan si Kathryn na kumbaga, girlfriend ko siya, hindi naman ganun.

“In character ka rin naman talaga, e, di ba? Automatic iyan, e, kapag nagkaka-eksena kaming dalawa, hindi ko din naman siya tinitignan bilang girlfriend ko as Kathryn.

“Tintignan ko siya as Ali, bilang character niya at ako, bilang yung character ko doon.”

According to Daniel, Direk Mae would quickly call them out each time a scene fails to achieve the desired effect.

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He continued, “So kapag napansin naman ng aming direktor na hindi maganda, e, talagang susuwayin naman. Sasabihin naman niya na ulitin namin, ganyan."

Daniel then turned to Direk Mae and asked, "Ano ba Direk, okay naman, di ba?" Direk Mae then nodded with a smile.

Daniel continued, “Nandun pa rin naman sa tagal naming magkakatrabaho, e, alam naman namin paano tanggalin yung pagiging kami sa personal naming mga buhay at ipakita namin yung dapat ipalabas sa mga karakter namin.”

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NETFLIX AIRING

Meanwhile, the cast and crew of 2 Good 2 Be True are celebrating their milestone to be the first Pinoy teleserye that will be screened on Netflix days before their TV airing.

Kathryn was elated upon hearing the news through Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN’s chief operating officer for broadcast, just a month before the announcement.

She said, “Actually, just last month, when Tita Cory talked to us and sinabi niya sa amin na mapapanood nga ng tao not just on free TV, but also on Netflix, yun pa lang, wow that’s a first for us, di ba?

“It’s very special and we are very grateful na nabigyan kami ng ganitong platform para mas marami pang makapanuod with everything that happened especially last year.”

Kathryn was pertaining to the shutdown of ABS-CBN in July 2020, ceasing its broadcast operations on free TV and giving Kapamilya viewers limited access to the network’s content.

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Kathryn continued, “So we’re very grateful to Netflix for giving us this platform, the opportunity to share this beautiful project with everyone.

“Hanggang ngayon, hindi pa nagsi-sink in na ang galing, slowly nakikipag-partner ang ABS-CBN sa mga international platforms to reach more audience and more people.

“Sana magtuluy-tuloy na simula ito to open more doors in the company.”

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Daniel Padilla on doing kilig scenes with Kathryn Bernardo for 2 Good 2 Be True: "Kapag napansin naman ng aming direktor na hindi maganda, e, talagang susuwayin naman. Sasabihin naman niya na ulitin namin, ganyan."
PHOTO/S: 2 Good 2 Be True (ABS-CBN)
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