MANILA - Young actress Sue Ramirez shared her experience working with a K-pop idol for a movie.
Ramirez worked with Shinwoo of Korean boy group Blanc7 for the movie "Sunshine Family," which was shot entirely in South Korea.
In an interview with Push, Ramirez said she learned a lot about the Korean entertainment industry while working on the movie.
"Pinakabagong experience ko or knowledge na natutunan ko is working with Koreans talaga. Kung papaano sila sa set na sobrang tahimik nila magtrabaho, na [kapag] work, work talaga, on time sila palagi," she said.
Ramirez also praised Shinwoo for being kind and easy to work with.
"Ang bait-bait ni Shinwoo, tapos ang cute kasi nagpapaturo rin siya sa amin mag-Tagalog at anu-anong kalokohan ang tinuturo namin sa kaniya. So it was a very fun experience and we got to sing together," she said, adding the song she and Shinwoo recorded together will be part of the movie.
According to Ramirez, she expected to experience difficulties while shooting the movie in South Korea, but everything went smoothly.
"In-expect ko talaga na mahihirapan ako kasi una sa lahat language barrier. Malaking factor kasi 'yun with 'yung workplace, kung papaano kayo mag-communicate with each other. Siyempre iba 'yung culture , iba 'yung way of living talaga kompara sa Pilipinas at sa mga Koreano. Pero sobrang naging smooth lang," she said.
The movie is about a Filipino family who remains positive despite all the difficulties they are experiencing.
"Sumalamin siya sa bawat pamilyang Pilipino na kahit na anong lalim o kahit anong hirap na pinagdadaanan, hinding-hindi mo makikita sa bakas ng mukha natin kahit saang bansa mo dalhin, Filipinos are known to be happy people. Laging nakangiti, very hospitable na kahit walang makain ipapakain pa rin sa bisita 'yung pagkain. So iyon 'yung representation of a Filipino family that was represented beautifully in this movie," Ramirez shared.
Produced by Spring Films and Filmline Productions, "Sunshine Family" stars Nonie Buencamino, Shamaine Buencamino, Marco Masa, Ramirez and Shinwoo
It will be shown in Philippine cinemas on June 5.