How ‘Sakaling Maging Tayo’ changed McLisse’s relationship
MANILA, Philippines — “Sakaling Maging Tayo” did not only serve as McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson’s first movie together, but also paved the way for the former couple to patch things up.
“Nagpabago ng relasyon namin itong movie na ‘to kasi itong proyekto po na ito yung lalong nagdikit samin eh (This movie changed our relationship because this project brought us closer together),” De Leon confessed during the film’s bloggers’ conference on Thursday.
De Leon admitted that he and Joson only get to see each other at work and this project paved way for them to be together more often.
He said, “Kasi sabi ko nga po tuwing trabaho lang kami nagkakasama. Eh yung movie isang taon namin ginagawa. Kaya isang taon din kaming nagkakasama (We only see each other at work and we were together in this movie for one year.)
De Leon said he also learned professionalism and to set aside his personal feelings.
“Sa movie na ‘to, nagkaroon kami minsan ng mga usapan na ‘Ayusin natin ‘to, dapat maging professional tayo.’ Kaya ayun, siguro ang nagbago sa’kin. Lalo naming pinahalagahan ‘yung trabaho kaysa yung sarili namin,” he said.
(In this movie, we had discussions on how we are going to work professionally. That’s why maybe there are things that changed in me. We put more value on our work rather than on ourselves.)
Meanwhile, Joson said the movie made her forget about the past and focus on the positive things.
“We’ll just forget about what happened and then we’ll think of the positive things nalang sa naging outcome nung movie,” she said.
The former sweethearts recently revealed in an interview with “Tonight With Boy Abunda” that they are not friends and are not on speaking terms outside work. However, they never admitted the reason why their communication stopped.
McCoy and Elisse, collectively known as “McLisse,” are co-stars in JP Habac’s romantic drama “Sakaling Maging Tayo,” which premiered on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
The film tells the story of Pol (De Leon) and Laya (Joson), two college freshmen who accidentally met during the last day of school in Baguio City.
After Pol witnessed Laya’s breakdown because of a heartbreak, he decided to make the latter’s last night in Baguio memorable through a series of dares.
Joining De Leon and Joson in the film are Chai Fonacier, Paulo Angeles, and Milo Elmido Jr. /ee