Piolo challenged by role in '24/7 In Love'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 14 2012 03:47 PM | Updated as of Nov 15 2012 06:59 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Piolo Pascual admitted it was a challenge to play the role of a man with the mental capacity of a kid in the upcoming movie “24/7 In Love.”

Actor Piolo Pascual. File photo

In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, Pascual admitted he hard a hard time portraying the character but he definitely enjoyed working with young stars Zaijan Jaranilla and Xyriel Manabat.

“First time I'm playing a 30-plus guy who has the mental capacity of a seven-year-old so it's a bit of a challenge. I'm playing a love triangle with Zaijan and Xyriel so medyo mahirap. Medyo mahirap pero it was an experience,” he said.

Pascual said he is also elated to be part of Star Magic’s 20th anniversary offering.

“It was well worth doing it because this only happens once in a lifetime, to be part of an ensemble, seven different stories in one movie, something that you shouldn't miss,” he said.

Aside from Pascual, Jaranilla and Manabat, the movie will also feature six other stories, which will be headlined by the biggest and brightest stars of ABS-CBN’s talent management arm.

This includes John Lloyd Cruz, Angelica Panganiban, Gerald Anderson, Kim Chiu, Bea Alonzo, Diether Ocampo, Maja Salvador, Zanjoe Marudo, Sam Milby and Pokwang.

The movie will be out in cinemas nationwide on November 21.