MANILA – Coco Martin admitted there was a scene in “Maybe This Time” with Sarah Geronimo that left him speechless.
Martin said he even called their director, Jerry Sineneng, to consult whether his acting was good enough.
“Feeling ko ako 'yung hindi nakaarte. Na-surprise ako. After that, tinawagan ko agad 'yung direktor ko. Sabi ko, ‘Direk, okay ba ako doon? Parang feeling ko natulala lang ako.’ First time ko na hindi ako nakapag-react. Siguro na-amaze lang talaga ako, hindi ko ine-expect na ganun 'yung gagawin ni Sarah,” he said.
Martin also noted that Geronimo has definitely matured as an actress since the time that they were paired in the musical series “Idol” four years ago.
“Wala siyang plano [kung paano umarte]. Kasi kung may plano siya, rehearsal pa lang makikita ko na. Kaya nga nagulat ako kasi hindi ko nakikita kay Sarah 'yun. Lalo na ako, artista ako, kumbaga natatantsa mo 'yung co-actors mo. Ito na-surprise ako sa kanya,” he said.
Although he knows that Geronimo’s forte is doing romantic-comedy films, Martin noticed that the 25-year-old’s acting skills has diversified.
“Magaling siya sa romance, magaling siya sa comedy pero hindi ko in-expect na ganito siya kagaling dito. Sabi ko nga 'yung pundasyon, 'yung pinagdaanan niya sa buhay, iba. Mas may hugot,” he said.
Asked to rate their first big screen team-up, Martin said, “Proud ako. Ito yata 'yung kauna-unahang pelikula ko na ang gaan ko lang. Siyempre hindi mawawala na may bali iyan, may drama. Pero ganun pala, totoo pala 'yung nararamdaman mo, naaamoy mo kapag maganda yung pelikula mo.”
A co-production of Star Cinema and Viva Films, “Maybe This Time” is directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and also features Dennis Padilla, Buboy Garovillo, Sharmaine Buencamino, Tony Mabesa, Ogie Diaz, Marlann Flores, Zeppi Borromeo, Alex Castro, Minnie Aguilar, Kathleen Hermosa, Garlic Garcia, Cecil Paz and Devon Seron.
It is slated to be released in cinemas nationwide on May 28.