Daniel Padilla intimidated while working with Charo Santos-Concio on ‘Kun Maupay Man it Panahon’
Daniel Padilla shared that working with his former boss Charo Santos-Concio on the set of the critically acclaimed film, “Kun Maupay Man it Panahon,” was an intimidating experience.
The actor said that while Santos-Concio was not going out of her way to scare him as they worked on the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival entry, her mere presence was daunting. He confessed this in an exclusive interview with “Star Magic Inside News” last Tuesday, Dec. 21.
“Syempre yung presence ni Ma’am — nasanay akong boss ko ‘yon si Ma’am Charo eh. [Sa] Star Magic Ball ko nakikita, pag may kailangan, aakyat ako sa kanya, alam mo ‘yon?” he stated.
(Her presence was intimidating because I got so used to her being my boss. I’d see her during the Star Magic Ball, where I would go up to her whenever I needed anything, you know?)
He then added that while this was the case, Santos-Concio was actually pleasant to work with. However, Padilla still wanted to put his best foot forward while working with the media icon.
“Yung makasama siya sa isang film is intimidating, pero at the same time, very welcoming is ma’am Charo. Tatanggalin niya ‘yon sayo, para makapagtrabaho rin kayo nang maigi. At saka nakakatakot magkamali. Ayaw mo magkamali,” the 26-year-old actor said.
(Working with [Santos-Concio] is intimidating, but at the same time, she was very welcoming. She’ll take away the intimidating air so that you can all work properly. Still, it’s scary to make mistakes. You do not want to make mistakes.)
Since “Kun Maupay Man it Panahon” is a film shot in Waray, Padilla admitted that he would make mistakes while working. Despite these, he said that Santos-Concio remained encouraging.
“May one time ako pa nagkamali-mali sa Waray ko, buti na lang si ma’am Charo — ‘it’s okay’ — so alam mo ‘yon, di naman nagagalit si ma’am Charo,” Padilla stated. “Very supportive, napakasarap kasama ni ma’am Charo.”
(There was this one time I kept making mistakes while speaking Waray, good thing ma’am Charo said ‘it’s okay.’ So you know, she doesn’t get mad [on set]. She’s very supportive and fun to be with.)
“Kun Maupay Man it Panahon” (“Whether the Weather is Fine”) is directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad. Starring Padilla, Santos-Concio and newcomer Rans Rifol, it is about a mother and son reeling from the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda. It won a special award at the Swiss movie festival in Locarno last August. JB
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