On the first shooting day of Ikaw Pa Rin, Robin Padilla and Ai-Ai delas Alas were immediately put on the spot—they had to do a kissing scene together!
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was on the set of the Viva Films movie Ikaw Pa Rin to talk to Robin and Ai-Ai about the torrid kissing scene that they shot in a residential home located at Vista Valley, Marikina City.
"Nagulat kami kasi hindi namin alam na yung unang eksena naming dalawa, kissing scene pala. Sabi ko, ‘Ako wala kong inaatrasan, ewan ko si Ai-Ai,'" exclaimed the Bad Boy of Philippine Cinema Robin Padilla.
According to Ai-Ai, she was perspiring heavily while doing the kissing scene that was shot at around 9 a.m. yesterday morning, January 28.
"Naaawa nga ako sa kanya kasi punong-puno siya ng pawis, e...mukha, likod, Kinabahan ‘ata sa akin," said Robin modestly.
The action star was told that Ai-Ai can now empathizes with the women who are attracted to him in the past because of what she went through in her kissing scene with Robin. In her words, Ai-Ai said: "Kaya pala maraming nahuhumaling sa kanyang mga girls. Now, I understand. Naiintindihan ko sila."
Robin was pleased and flattered to hear Ai-Ai's praises for him.
"Sinabi niya yun? Wala pa yun! Hintayin pa niya kasi kissing scene lang 'to. May love scene pa ito!" promised Robin, eliciting laughter from the crowd gathered to see their favorite action star in the flesh.
For her part, the Comedy Concert Queen was a bit wary about shooting their kissing scene even before she had time to bond with her leading man. "Nako-conscious ako siyempre, kasi hindi ko naman inaasahan... First day naming nagkita. First day na kaming dalawa, unang eksena namin ang torrid kissing scene. Nahilo ako, hindi ako makapaniwala. Hinahalikan ako ni Robin, naninigas ako. Hindi naman ako sanay, ‘no!" she laughed.
Ai-Ai pointed out that they shot the kissing scene for 11 takes. But she clarified that even though Robin showed his aggressive side for the cameras, he was a gentleman in real life.
"Gentleman naman si Robin. After nung eksena, nag-sorry pa siya sa akin. Eksena lang yun," recounted Ai-Ai. She then told him: "Alam mo, hindi ako pinagpapawisan sa shooting, ngayon lang."
Is Ai-Ai ready to shoot a love scene with her leading man? "Sana bigyan naman ako ng time para maka-recover. Puwede bang mag-workshop muna kami? Nahihilo ako sa mga pangyayari," she said half-jokingly.
Since one of the two love scenes of Robin and Ai-Ai is slated to be done inside a car, Direk Wenn Deramas promises a sequence unlike anything seen by viewers before. "Mai-insecure si Leonardo DiCaprio sa Titanic sa love scene na gagawin nina Robin at Ai-Ai!" he quipped.
Of course, the director is referring to the steamy love scene between Leonardo and Kate Winslet inside a vintage car aboard the Titanic in the 1997 Hollywood movie.
To this, Ai-Ai joked, "Direk, baka waterfalls na ang magiging pawis ko sa kahihiyan!"Ikaw Pa Rin is scheduled to open in theaters nationwide this March.