Yen Santos feels lucky to work with Piolo in ‘Northern Lights’
Actress Yen Santos feels lucky to be working with the ultimate hunk Piolo Pascual in Star Cinema’s latest movie offering, “Northern Lights: A Journey to Love”.
“Sobrang importante sa ‘kin ‘tong project na ‘to… Sobrang nakaka-proud kasi hindi ko in-expect lahat ng nangyare. Hindi ko akalain na siya yung makakasama ko. Nakakataba ng puso. Siyempre sa Regal para sa tiwalang binigay nila sakin,” she emotionally said while answering questions from the press at the intimate blog con of the movie last Tuesday, March 14.
(This movie is important to me. I feel proud because I did not expect anything that has happened. I did not expect that I will be paired with him [Piolo Pascual]. My heart is overflowing, and of course, I thank Regal [Films] for the trust they gave me.)
Just like most actresses in local showbiz, most are usually considered to have reached the peak of their career when paired with the premier Kapamilya leading man, but Santos seems to prove that the peak just got sooner for her when she starred in the fatherhood-themed movie with showbiz’s “Papa P.”
“Ibang-iba to, ultimate to eh, pangarap ko to eh, natupad na eh, (This is really different, this is the ultimate, this is my dream and it has come true),” she said.
Though she has been launched into showbiz through her stint at ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash in 2010, she has not been given a full-on opportunity where she can fully shine. This time, she was given her first movie and a lot more other firsts.
“Sabe ko nga lahat ng nangyare ngayon sa ‘kin, first time. Sobrang memorable,” (Like I said, everything that happened is a first for me. It’s really memorable,” she said. “Sobrang memorable kasi first time ko rin nag-shoot sa ibang bansa pa. Tapos nung nandun kami, kasama rin namin ‘yung New Zealand crew, parang Hollywood, sobrang saya, tapos first time ko rin sa snow,” she added.
(This is so memorable because it’s my first time to shoot out of the country. When we shot in New Zealand, our crew was also with us. It’s like Hollywood, it was really fun and it’s also my first time to experience snow.)
As this is Santos’ first movie, this is also where she shot her first love scene yet. She said she felt completely comfortable because her leading man was fully supportive and guided her all the way.
“Love scene with Piolo, mixed emotions po ‘yun eh, kinakabahan, masaya, excited. Nakaalalay din naman si Papa P, bago kami mag-take, nag-uusap kami pa’no,” she said.
(The love scene with Piolo had me feeling mixed emotions. I was scared, but happy and excited at the same time. Papa P was also guiding me all throughout. We talked about how to do our scenes.)
“Northern Lights” will be showing on March 29 in cinemas nationwide. JB
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