Kung magkakaroon daw ng chance na idirek ni Paul Soriano sa isang pelikula ang girlfriend niyang si Toni Gonzaga, may project in mind na ang young director.
"If I get the chance to direct Toni, gusto ko parang action.
"Ang gusto ko, parang Angelina Jolie na Salt. Parang Tomb Raider, mga ganyan. I think hindi pa siya ginawan ng action e.
"So Toni Gonzaga in an action movie is something maybe worth exploring," sabi ni Direk Paul sa presscon kahapon ng pelikulang Thelma, na pinagbibidahan ni Maja Salvador, noong August 24.
Pero may love scenes si Angelina sa Salt, di ba?
"Kung gusto niya, kung gusto niya... Alam ko naman na that’s part of the job, e!" natatawang sabi ni Direk Paul.
"If there’s ever a time na magla-love scene siya or kissing scene, part of the job, e."
He can handle that?
"Oo naman! I think I can.
"In her last few movies, especially Amnesia Girl, medyo nag-kissing. Maraming kissing [scenes] siya with John Lloyd [Cruz]."
Pero kaya niya kung siya ang magdidirek ng mga kissing scenes ni Toni?
"Well, honestly, I dunno," sabi niya.
"Si Guy Ritchie ginawa niya yan kay Madonna.
"I really believe, at the end of the day, our trust is strong and when we get to that bridge, we’ll find out kung talagang matibay ang trust namin."
PAUL THE ACTOR? What if maisipan ng Star Cinema na gawin siyang leading man ni Toni? Guwapo si Direl Paul at puwedeng maging artista.
"Well, at this point, I’m really trying to establish myself as a director.
"So maybe down the line, if I’m really known as a director, maybe cameo-cameo, okay lang.
"Pero, as of now, I remember Amnesia Girl, they asked me to do a cameo kasi, di ba, parang yung pangalan ni John Lloyd, John Paul, di ba?"
Bakit hindi siya pumayag?
"Kasi I want to be comfortable, e, if I do it. Baka hindi pa ako ready.
"Coz I know if I’m not comfortable, I won’t do well, e."
Bakit siya magiging uncomfortable?
"In front of the camera, medyo wala, e. I become shy. I shut down.
"Basta mas sanay [ako] behind the camera."
LEADING MEN FOR TONI. Halimbawang matuloy ang movie ni Toni na ididirek niya, sino ang gusto niyang maging leading man ng girlfriend niya?
"Honestly, her team up with John Lloyd sa Amnesia Girl, I really loved it.
"Vhong Navarro, they have great chemistry, and maybe Sam Milby.
"Of course, you cannot go wrong with Sam and Toni.
"Actually, it would be nice to see them in a more mature kind of film, coz I think they’re both mature actors now.
"Honestly, maybe si Bossing, si Vic Sotto."
May plano na sana na pagsamahin sa isang pelikula sina Toni at Vic, pero hindi natuloy.
"Oo! I was excited for that, pero I know it didn’t work out.
"Pero I’m sure, in the future, it would be nice to see Bossing and Toni in a movie together."
SHOCKING! Totoo bang na-shock si Direk Paul sa hitsura ni Toni sa movie na Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi? Isa kasing Japayuki ang role ni Toni dito.
"Hindi naman. Good shock! A good kind of shock kasi iba ang look niya, e, di ba?
"The whole time she was doing the movie, I didn’t know her looks.
"She didn’t show me any pictures, any mga behind the scenes.
"Oo, tinago niya kasi gusto niya i-surprise ako, e.
"And when I finally saw the trailer, nakita ko, ’Uy, medyo iba!’
"Which is good. Kasi, as an actress, it’s always good to do different things.
"I’m looking forward to see Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi coz I know si Ate Uge [Eugene Domingo] din magaling sa comedy.
"So I’m sure their timing together, sobrang blockbuster ’yan!"
ABOUT UFOs. Ano ang dream project ni Direk Paul?
"Of course every film that I do is a dream for me. But if ever I could do a dream project, it would be a film about UFOs.
"Science fiction. May konting thriller. Mahilig din ako sa UFOs.
"Also a period film is something I would like to work on.
"’Yan yung mga dream projects ko in the future.
"I’m fascinated with UFOs, aliens, and all that stuff."
"I think the curiosity, na no one can ever prove it if it’s there or not.
"So, you put it in a film. I’m a big fan of Steven Spielberg, also E.T."
May budget ba ang local producers sa mga ganung proyekto?
"Sana meron!" natatawang sagot ni Direk Paul.
"Pero there are ways naman to do a great film, you know, without a Hollywood budget naman. That’s the challenge," dugtong niya.
Isang mahusay na direktor ng mga TV commercials si Direk Paul.
"I’ve been directing advertising for five years, so I’ve probably done maybe about fifty to seventy commercials.
"My latest one is Kim Chiu with Skin White. Jollibee of Sarah [Geronimo]..."
Perfectionist daw si Direk Paul.
"Advertising brings out the perfectionist in you, e.
"That’s why I can’t be an actor, e. Coz I’m a perfectionist, e.
"I know if I act, hindi perfect, e, so that’s why I hold back."