Mikael Daez admitted that there are advantages and disadvantages of working with real-life girlfriend Megan Young in a teleserye.
The two are paired together for the first time in the afternoon series The Stepdaughters, which started airing last February 12 in GMA-7's Afternoon Prime block.
The 30-year-old actor explained, "Disadvantage kung may totoo kayong pinagdadaanan, siyempre pabigat yun, kailangan gawan ng paraan para maitabi yun.
"Tapos, advantage din, kung may problema nga, pwede mo pag-usapan na hindi ko naman nagagawa dati sa iba kong co-artist kasi siyempre, may boundaries pa rin."
In fact, Mikael observed one of the disadvantages when they did their first scene together.
Megan's character had to throw her shoes towards Mikael's direction, after she accused him of touching her butt.
Mikael said, "Okay, lumabas yung disadvantage diyan!
"Yung disadvantage, ayaw niya talaga akong saktan so ayaw niyang ibato.
"Yung advantage, sabi ko, 'Huy, ibato mo 'yan nang malakas, okay lang kakayanin ko 'yan.'
"So binato nga niya nang malakas, maganda naman yung eksena so okay lang!"
Mikael spoke to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the press conference of The Stepdaughters at Prime Hotel, Quezon City.
HEAVY SCENES WITH MEGAN. However, as of this interview, Mikael has yet to do heavy scenes with Megan.
"Wala pa kaming mabibigat na eksena together, pero darating din yun. Excited ako.
"Siyempre, alam ko, kabado siya. May kaba rin naman ako pero alam ko natatabunan siya ng excitement, e.
"Excited ako dahil alam kong magkakaproblema, siyempre may feeling out period yun, kailangan hanapin namin yung chemistry namin as actors.
"Pero excited ako dahil alam ko malalampasan namin lahat ng problema na yun kasi mag-uusap kami, we’re gonna find ways to get better, and we’re gonna find ways na maipakita sa viewers okay yung love team na ito."
According to Mikael, The Stepdaughters isn't the first teleserye that he was offered to do with Megan.
However, things only fell into place when they were assigned to do this afternoon show.
"May mga iba’t ibang inalok sa amin and when this one came along, I hope this is it.
"True enough, thank you, Lord, thank you, GMA, it happened.
"Because it’s been too long, excited na kami na mangyari ito and this is it. Sana talaga ma-enjoy ng viewers and maenjoy ng fans namin fans ng GMA shows din and I had a good feeling about it."
Is he ready to do big, emotional scenes with his real-life girlfriend?
He answered, "Excited ako doon. It will be very interesting kung ano yung lalabas sa emosyon naming dalawa.
"Curious ako kasi iba din yun, e. Iba yung magiging feeling din kasi kilalang-kilala ko na yung taong ito, e. So let’s see, sana magustuhan."