MALAYSIAN actor/director Hans Isaac is proud to be working with John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo, two of the country's most talented actors today.
In Star Cinema's lastest movie "Miss You Like Crazy," Hans played as the businessman boyfriend of Bea who is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In the movie, he was the reason why Mia (Bea) decided not to rekindle her relationship with Allan (John Lloyd).
According to Hans, he accepted Star Cinema's offer because he believes that its something new and he's thrilled to be working with Philippine's number one love team.
"When I read the story, I said this is different. Usually a love has bad reputation for the antagonist but Cathy (Garcia- Molina) did not do that this time and she tried to balance it out," he said.
Hans added: "In life the story happens... You fall in love with two people and they are both good people and you have to choose."
The actor then jokingly added that he asked the network's executive if "it would be safe for me to walk around Manila?"
He also shared with Sun.Star that he really researched for director Cathy Garcia-Molina, John Lloyd and Bea.
Hans then added that he even asked Filipino friend based in Malaysia about the two stars.
"I found out that they are like the number one love couple in, that they both box office actors and that their fans are fanatics," the actor said.
He then added: "Bea and John are fantastic you will fall in love with them. It's nice for them to have that chemistry and they are very professional people."
On working with Cathy, he said she's very good and has a lot of potential in the business.
"Cathy is amazing, you are very fortune to have her here in the Philippines. I think she has a very bright future and she has that drive for the story and I see that," he said.
Hans is a director and owns a film outfit in Malaysia which produces most of the big movies and shows in the said country.
He added that though he is a director, he never interfere with Cathy's work.
"She says it I do it. I fight for my character, fight for the story. I do not question her. (In Malaysia) I am a director," Hans said.
Future in Manila
Like his Malaysian female counterpart actress Carmen Soo, Hans is also hopeful to pursue a career in Manila.
"I am very. I wouldn't do it if I don't see any potential in it and this industry is very strong and passionate," he said.
The actor shared that Carmen actually started her career five-six years ago in one of his movies when she was still a model.
"I'm very proud of her that she's working here. When I met her again she talked about the Philippines a lot. She tells me stories of how the industry like here," he said.
Hans added that he wanted to do more project not just in Manila but in other Asian countries as well.
"I want to do more stories and act with more people. I don't say that in Malaysia we don't have good actors because we have but we are limited in our stories.
He then shares that his and Bea's on-screen kiss was his first on the big screen.
The actor also added that it was actually her Filipina mom's dream, a native of San Pedro, Laguna, to see him settled down and make his own mark in the Philippines.
"I'm very fortunate to be here, working with Star Cinema, John Lloyd, Bea and Cathy. It's an amazing team," he said. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)