MANILA -- Antoinette Jadaone, who wrote and directed the blockbuster film “Alone/Together,” admitted she initially had reservations whether Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil would be able to pull off what’s required of them in the movie.
“Hindi ko masyado in-expect na ganun sila kalalim as actors sa pelikula. Kaya kinakabahan ako kung kaya ba namin ito?” she said during the movie’s thanksgiving lunch on Thursday.
Jadaone said that’s the reason they had immersions and acting workshops prior to the filming.
“Pero actually kumampante na agad ako nung first time tayo nag-acting workshop. Sabi ko okay na. Nilagay talaga ng universe 'yung tamang ingredients para sa project na to,” she said.
After working with Soberano and Gil for the first time, Jadaone is certain the two would go a long way in showbiz.
“Hindi ko alam kung ano pa ang kaya niyong magawa after ng project na ito kasi 21 pa lang kayo and 26 tapos ganun na kayo as actors. So paano pa kaya [kapag mas nagmature pa kayo]?” she said.
Aside from the love team, Jadaone also thanked her other actors for giving their best in their respective scenes.
“Parang lahat ng cast, kahit na hindi kasing laki 'yung airtime nila, kapag lumalabas sila ng screen, tatak talaga. Super happy ako,” she said.
Refusing to take all the credit, Jadaone said “a director is only as good as the team she’s in.”
“Super thank you for supporting, for helping me contribute to this project. Hindi ko inaako yung project. Ako lang 'yung nagsulat and nag-direct... Without all of you, hindi siya magiging ganito,” she said.
“Alone/Together,” which is Soberano and Gil’s fourth big screen project together, has recorded a gross of P370 million worldwide four weeks since it opened in local cinemas.