“We’re playing more mature roles here, hindi na pa-cute, hindi na teenybopper roles like we did before in ‘Must Be Love’ and ‘She’s Dating the Gangster’,” she says. “This is just to be expected kasi nga hindi na rin kami teenagers ni Daniel, so kailangang lumevel up na kami because even our fans, mas mature na rin. I’m sure mapapansin nila ang pagkakaiba when they watch the movie.”
Someone says Kathryn’s competence as a drama actress is very evident in many scenes in the film. Even Daniel is said to have been amazed by her transformation and her acting prowess as a young woman who goes to Spain to rise from her failures and meets Daniel as Ely, a guy who’s heartbroken after his sweetheart, Celine, a lookalike of Kathryn, dumped him.
So what’s the real score between them at this stage? “Exclusive na kami. Wala nang puwedeng dumagdag na isa pa doon. We enjoy each other’s company every day,” Daniel declares.
Daniel says their love team was formed five years ago. “Noong first year, getting to know each other pa lang kami,” he adds. “Then sa second year, we get to know our differences and it’s up to each of us to accept it or magka-clash kami. Since then, we’ve learned na tanggapin kung ano talaga ang isa’t isa. So now, mas kilala na namin ang bawat isa. May dumating mang problema, we talk about it, pero basta kaming dalawa, okay kami. Mas matatag na ‘yung pundasyon namin and at this point, masaya kami, okay kami, okay lahat.”
So how is it shooting their new film in Barcelona? “Three weeks kami run,” says Kathryn. “Puro trabaho to maximize our time there. Hindi madali. Nakakapagod, but it’s all worth it. Ang ganda ng lugar, masaya kaming lahat with Direk Olive Lamasan. Nag-bonding kami. Pati ‘yung mga Pinoy na nakatira roon, tinulungan kami. We can say this is a very special project at napamahal sa’min pati ‘yung characters na ginagampanan namin.”
And yes, they finally have a real kissing scene, not “daya” like before. “Ayokong magsalita about it. Baka masyadong mag-expect ang fans namin. Basta panoorin na lang nila ang movie when it opens on September 14. I guarantee, matutuwa sila, masisiyahan sila.”
Supporting them in the movie are Aiko Melendez, Joshua Garcia, Joey Marquez, Anna Capri, Ricky Davao, Cris Villanueva and Liza Dino.(MNS)