A certified NBSB (no boyfriend since birth), Sanya Lopez confirmed that Haplos leading man Rocco Nacino is her first reel and real-life kiss.
“Oo, siya talaga. NBSB ako,” said Sanya.
She went on to describe how Rocco makes sure that she’s comfortable when taping their kissing scenes for GMA-7’s new afternoon soap Haplos, which starts airing on July 10 after Impostora.
“Si Rocco naman po ang nagtuturo sa akin pagdating sa kissing scenes.
“Pag ganyan, magtatanong na siya sa akin, ‘O, ok ka lang ba? Ok lang ba sa ‘yo yung ganitong way ng pag-kiss?
“Hindi naman ako binibigla ni Rocco. Gentleman naman po si Rocco. Hindi naman siya nagti-take advantage.”
Rocco pointed out that it helps that he and Sanya have established a close relationship on and off cam.
“Siyempre naman, kahit sino dapat mag-prepare. Basta I make sure na nire-reassure ko siya na aalagaan ko siya sa eksena.
“Si Direk [Gil Tejada Jr.] naman nandun din para alalayan kami.”
The love triangle of Rocco, Sanya, and Pancho Magno is one of the things to watch for in the story of Haplos.
Sanya’s character Angela is in a relationship with Benedict (Rocco), but she will eventually meet Gerard (Pancho) who’ll become her persistent suitor.
When Sanya admitted that she already shot kissing scenes with Rocco and Pancho, the 20-year-old Kapuso actress was asked who between her two leading men is the better kisser.
She replied, “Hindi ko alam, e. Parang pareho naman. May pagkakaiba ba ng kiss?”
To which statement, Rocco laughingly remarked, “Ayan, na-challenge na ako!”
Sanya continued, “Mas mabilis lang yung kiss ni Pancho compared kay Rocco.
“Kay Pancho kasi mabilis lang, tapos galit ako sa kanya kasi parang nabastusan ako sa kanya.
“Kay Rocco, may pagmamahal.”
STORY AND CAST OF HAPLOS. Directed by Gil Tejada Jr., Haplos tells the story of two half sisters Angela Alonzo (Sanya) who is gifted with the power to heal and Lucille Bermudez (Thea Tolentino) with the power to wield witchcraft.
These gifts were something that they inherited from their paternal grandmother Lola Biring played by Celia Rodriguez.
Having witnessed the love between her parents Minda (Patricia Javier) and Renato (Emilio Garcia), Angela grew up secure with the knowledge that she comes from a perfect family.
Unknown to Angela, her father Renato has a love child with a certain "Lovely" who later turns up as Mercedes Bermudez (Francine Prieto).
Lucille (Thea), for her part, will attempt to seek Renato's love, but he will not easily acknowledge her as his own daughter with a former lover.
This will spur Lucille's anger and jealousy towards her half-sister Angela.
How far will Lucille go just to win her father's approval? How will Angela deal with her father's past affair and the fact that she has a half-sister?
Witness the sibling rivalry of Angela and Lucille in Haplos, beginning July 10 on GMA Afternoon Prime.
The full cast of Haplos (L-R): Patricia Javier, Emilio Garcia, Celia Rodriguez, Rocco Nacino, Sanya Lopez, director Gil Tejada Jr., Thea Tolentino, Pancho Magno, Francine Prieto, and Diva Montelaba.