For the first time, ex-couple Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson are paired together in a Star Cinema movie.
Titled How To Be Yours, this romance movie is directed by Dan Villegas, who reveals that he and a group of writers expounded on a concept they had way back in college.
Direk Dan observed that Bea and Gerald have chemistry onscreen, and, more importantly, offscreen.
"Given naman na may history ang dalawa, e," said Direk Dan in an interview held earlier today, July 2, during the pictorial of the lead stars held at the Edge of Light studio in Quezon City.
"Yung sinasabi nilang masaya ang set, nagsisimula yun sa actors muna. Good vibes lang talaga, e. Good vibes namin. Parang you're working with friends and pagdating mo sa set, parang naglalaro lang."
Given their past romantic history, did Bea and Gerald feel awkward working with each other?
Bea admitted, "I have to be honest, nung umpisa, hindi talaga. Weird because it's the first time na magkakatrabaho kami plus before, hindi naman talaga...
"Hindi naman kayo sanay na nakikita kami together before. It was kind of weird being in front of a lot of people."
Who broke the ice between the two of them?
Bea disclosed that Direk Dan was instrumental in helping her adjust to working with her ex-boyfriend.
Gerald agreed, "Sabi nga ni Direk, naging kami, doble pa yung weirdness.
"Para sa akin, sobrang weird but at the same time sobrang comfortable rin ako. Familiar emotion.
"Yung ibang eksena nga namin..."
Gerald didn't get to finish his story because he got distracted by Bea and Direk Dan laughing at their inside joke.
Are their past feelings for each other being rekindled?
Gerald replied, "I don't know, ang weird. Ang weird namin. Ang weird ko.
"I just like to make her laugh and every time na magasama kami, nagtatawanan lang.
"We're making jokes sa mga pinagdaanan namin before."
Bea then added, "Napag-uusapan na lang namin at pinagtatawanan na lang namin ngayon."
They are both single now, have they considered the possibility of reconciling?
Bea said with a laugh, "Every day, joke! Ang kapal ng mukha. Joke lang!"
We paraphrased the question: Are they open to the possibility of being a couple again?
Gerald answered, "Step by step. Huwag niyo kaming bigyan ng pressure. We're having fun. Ako, pag nandiyan siya, sobrang saya ko rin. Yun ang pinaka-importante na masaya ang lahat, masaya ang set."
For her part, Bea could be heard saying, "Oo nga, huwag nating i-complicate."
Gerald then said about his ex-girlfriend, "Ito na siguro ang pinakamaganda niya. Seriously."
Lastly, have Bea and Gerald, just the two of them, been out after work?
"Yup," confirmed Gerald.
Bea threw in, "Hang out."