MANILA – Coco Martin admitted that he had a hard time shooting the movie “You’re My Boss,” which marks his first team up with Toni Gonzaga.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Martin acknowledged that doing romantic-comedy is really not his forte and that he would not have survived the shoot if not for his leading lady and director Antoinette Jadaone, who also helmed the romantic hit "That Thing Called Tadhana."
“Honestly, sobrang hirap na hirap ako sa pelikulang ito. Sobrang bago siya sa akin. Sabi ko nga kay direk, ‘Direk, isang beses niyo pa lang ako nagu-good take kasi parating six takes, five takes.’ Dahil sa sobrang bago lang ako sa genre na ito, sobrang open ako matuto. Ang dami ko pong natutunan kay Toni and kay direk,” he said.
Martin noted, for instance, that Gonzaga would help him with some of the English dialogue.
“Lahat yata sa eksena, gina-guide ako ni Toni. Hindi naman kasi ako magaling sa English," he confessed.
"Minsan kapag mahaba 'yung lines ko, hindi ko mamemorya. Nahihirapan ako sabihin ng tama. Habang umaarte ako, binubulong niya sa akin tapos ine-echo ko na lang,” he said laughing.
Now that they are about to wrap up principal photography, Martin, who started his career doing independent movies, said he is truly grateful to Star Cinema for giving him such opportunities.
“Ang sarap ng pakiramdam na nakagawa ako ng ganitong pelikula. Thankful ako na nabigyan ako ng ganito ng Star Cinema and then nakatrabaho ko si Toni. Walang pagsisisi kasi alam namin na maganda ang proyekto na ginagawa namin,” he said.
“You’re My Boss” is set for release on April 4.