Piolo Pascual reveals challenges of new movie

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014


ULTIMATE leading man Piolo Pascual said that his latest romantic comedy film "Starting Over Again" opposite Toni Gonzaga is as challenging as his past drama movies.

During the press conference of the new Star Cinema flick, the actor said that he doubted himself in some parts of the movie.

In one particular confrontation scene with Toni, he felt anxious and short of what is expected of him. Piolo then asked ace director Olivia Lamasan if they could redo the scene as he was not satisfied with his performance.

"There was this one scene and I was really intimidated. I had to asked Inang (Lamasan) if we could re-shoot because yung binigay ni Tin (Toni) was just so sincere, was just so raw and it was take one," he said.

"I wasn't happy. I wasn't satisfied with it. As an actor, you don't do that or you don't ask that," he added.

Piolo said he had few glasses of wine during the shoot, same preparation when he and Lamasan did "Milan" with Claudine Barretto in 2004.

"Sobra akong takot sa eksena. I just want to do it right, yung tamang delivery kasi I owe it to the character," he added.

"Definitely in this movie sobra akong insecure, sobra akong na-pressure sa eksena namin ni Tin kasi andoon na siya (sa eksena). I was really scared," the actor said.

Lamasan said Piolo has matured a lot professionally and personally.

She recalled that before filming the movie, she asked the cast to create the back-story of their characters, to give depth to the person they want to see on the big screen.

The director said Piolo did not disappoint her.

"Doon pa lang sa session, nasabi ko na talaga na ang laki na ng ni-mature ng isang Piolo Pascual," Lamasan said.

"Si PJ he's always been very serious sa trabaho. Pag may ginagawa siya, he studies it, he asks questions and kailangan may ownership sa kanya," she added.

Lamasan is the same director who directed Pascual in "Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako" and "Milan".

"Starting Over Again" opens Wednesday, February 12, in theaters nationwide. (Sunnex)

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