Daniel on his ‘difficult, intense’ scene with Charo
“She’s my boss, so I treated her like a precious gem. I really tried to take care of her,” recalled Daniel Padilla on how it was like to work with former ABS-CBN president, Charo Santos-Concio, his costar in Carlo Francisco Manatad’s film “Whether the Weather is Fine.”
They play Samar-based characters trying to survive the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” that struck eastern Visayas in 2013.
“Unlike me, Ma’am Charo isn’t from Samar and doesn’t know how to speak Waray; but how she studied the dialect so that she would be able to effectively portray her character was what made her awesome,” said Daniel.
The actor then recalled “a really difficult and intense” confrontation scene with Charo.
“I stammered several times while delivering my lines, to think that I’m the one who knows Waray,” he said, laughing. “I said, ‘Ma’am Charo, sorry po. Please don’t get mad at me.’ She’s very supportive, and so game.”
Daniel added: “Iba rin si Ma’am Charo. I saw how dedicated she is to her work. My experience while working with her renewed my passion for acting.
“If you’re in a scene with her, you really have to give that scene all you’ve got.” —MARINEL CRUZ
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