Zanjoe felt uneasy doing 'love scene' with Angel

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 11 2012 12:38 PM | Updated as of Dec 12 2012 12:10 AM

Actor Zanjoe Marudo. File photo
MANILA, Philippines - Zanjoe Marudo admitted that he initially felt uneasy doing intimate scenes with Angel Locsin for their newest film.

Marudo, who is in a relationship with Kapamilya star Bea Alonzo, is Locsin's leading man in "One More Try", an official entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival.

This is the first time that Marudo and Locsin worked together in a film project.

"Siyempre 'yung first time namin na magkatrabaho tapos gagawa kami ng ganoong eksena. Para lang ma-break 'yung ice, sinabi ko na lang, 'Angel, tulungan mo ako.' Sabi niya, 'hindi, ako bahala sa'yo.' Kinakabahan kasi ako," Marudo told entertainment reporters last week.

Asked how his girlfriend reacted to his newest film role, Marudo said: "Una nga, hindi naniniwala [si Bea] na may [love scenes kami ni Angel]. Pero wala namang isyu doon. Kasi nagkakilala kami, pareho na kaming artista. So wala nang isyu 'yung ganoong eksena."

Locsin, for her part, praised Marudo, calling him a "gentleman."

"Si Z kasi, siyempre sa lahat ng love scenes, bago magsimula, may nerbiyos. Si Z, bilang gentleman, first time naming magkakasama at may love scene agad kami. Siguro siyempre parang naiilang siya sa akin at paano niya ako aalalayan.

"Ako bilang babae, responsibility ko kailangan ko siyang gawing kumportable kasi kapag nailang siya ay magiging pangit ang eksena namin. So nagtatago ako sa banyo at nagdarasal na 'Lord, sana po ay maging okay ang lahat.'

"Pero paglabas ni Z sabi ko 'dikit ka lang sa akin, ako ang bahala sa'yo, sanay na sanay ako rito.' Para lang maging kumportable siya. Pero ang galing ni Z sa eksena na 'yon," explained Locsin, who is currently in a relationship with football player Phil Younghusband.

"One More Try", which also stars Dingdong Dantes and Angelica Panganiban, opens in theaters nationwide on December 25.