May paliwanag ang international director na si Yam Laranas tungkol sa intimacy at sensuality workshop nina Diego Loyzaga at AJ Raval para maging kumportable ang dalawa sa sizzling love scenes nila sa Death of a Girlfriend.
Hindi lamang nagpaliwanag si Laranas tungkol sa intimacy workshop. Ipinagmalaki rin niya na ang Death of a Girlfriend ang pinakapaborito at pinakamaganda sa lahat ng mga pelikulang kanyang ginawa.
Sabi ng direktor, "Iba ito. Sinabi ko sa management and even to my friends, na so far, this is my favorite film na nagawa ko.
"So far, this is one of my best. Bago pa kami nag-umpisa, maganda kasi yung process na ginawa namin.
"First of all, I have to come in honest kina Diego at AJ. I have to protect AJ, obviously, because she’s a newcomer.
"And Diego also, I have to protect him whether lalake siya or baguhan siya o hindi.
"That’s why pina-train ko sila sa what we call yung intimacy coordinator. Ginagawa sa Hollywood ‘yan, e.
"Ginagawa ‘yan sa Los Angeles, which I hired here na isang friend ko who’s an acting director of PETA na pina-train ko sila like doing an intimacy workshop.
"Sensuality workshop, at the same time, nandoon yung part of the scene nang konti, how to take care of each other, parang ganoon."
Puring-puri ni Laranas ang mga artista ng kanyang pelikula.
"Sinasabi ko parati kina AJ and Diego, 'Basahin niyo lang yung script.' The only time I will say something would probably be hindi ko gusto yung eksena and rare ‘yon na nangyari.
"Sabi ko sa kanila, 'I trust my actors na kayo ang nandiyan. And then Diego, usap tayo, this is what you do and take care of AJ.' And AJ, 'Si Diego, trust him.'
"And they went literally without malice, without being bastos about it, they went all the way because that’s what the story needed.
"And ako, as a director, wow!
"Everyone who saw it, I’m happy that they noticed how the actors did their job so well."
Ipinagtapat ni Laranas na halaw sa isang tunay na pangyayari sa France ang kuwento ng Death of a Girlfriend, na isang mystery love story movie.
"Hindi alam ng lahat, it’s actually would be a surprise to everyone to know that this is based on a true story that happened in France that I was so inspired with.
"Yung beauty ni AJ and her innocence was also inspired by a Bergman film, which is The Virgin Spring," pagtukoy ni Laranas sa 1960 film ni Ingmar Bergman.