Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Gerald Anderson breathe life to their characters in their first-ever pairing in the movie My Perfect You, which makes its cinema debut today. Director Cathy Garcia-Molina is all-praises for the lead actors who gave their best in the short time that the movie was filmed.
In a press conference, direk Cathy shared anecdotes of Gerald's remarkable performance in the romantic-comedy—even comparing the 29-year-old Kapamilya star to John Lloyd Cruz, whose long career as a notable actor and leading man was honed by the director herself.
Filming one of the final scenes in the movie, the famed director shared, "Habang nanonood ako, nakita ko si John Lloyd. I don't know if it's a good thing but it's a sincere performance that I only get from a John Lloyd Cruz. To me, it means I saw a sincere performance."
She continued to recognize Gerald's willingness to learn and grow. She noted, "I admire him for allowing me na tapakan ang ego niya at rendahan."
Known for her passionate directing techniques, Direk Cathy went on to share an incident where she had to scold the actor to warn him about bringing his best in transforming into his character.
She recalled, "May isang sequence, sabi ko, 'Uy! Pogi ka na d'un!' Partida, gulo-gulo pa yung buhok niya. May isang part sa movie na maikli na buhok niya. I'm so scared na baka I might not see [his character] Burn anymore, I might see Gerald and I don't want to see Gerald talaga." She continued, "Finally, kinunan namin, sabi ko, 'P*t*ng*na ka, 'pag ako nakita ko si Gerald Anderson, lagot ka sa akin!"
In the end, she was pleased to share, "Wala akong nakitang Gerald."
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