It was yesterday, August 27, when a small press conference was held for the upcoming Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino film Watch Me Kill directed by Tyrone Acierto. The movie stars Jean Garcia, who plays Luciana, a prolific killer-for-hire who finds comfort and redemption after rescuing a young girl from an old man she was paid to kill.
Present during the conference was Garcia, co-stars Junkya Santarin and Althea Vega, and film director Acierto who talked about their experiences while filming the suspense-thriller. After the event, the press gathered over Garcia, who talked more about the film and her other work--including her newest teleserye in GMA titled The Gift headlined by Alden Richards.
When asked how was it like working with Richards, Jean praised the young actor, saying how he’s one of her favorite young actors in the industry.
“He’s a good actor, that’s one,” the veteran actress told the press. “Napakabait na bata. Sobrang bait. Naging close din kami during One True Love na dumarating sa point na nagluluto sila sa bahay tapos dinadala sa set tapos binibigay sa akin. Para ko siyang anak.”
When talks of Alden’s success in his recent film Hello, Love, Goodbye came into the fray, Jean expressed how proud she is of the Kapuso actor, saying he deserved every accolade the movie got. She then proceeded to praise his kind persona on-and-off set.
“Deserving talaga si Alden diyan,” she said. “Mabuti ’yan sa pamilya niya, mabuti ’yan sa kaibigan niya, mga katrabaho niya. Alam mo, mabait na siya noong nakilala ko siya sa Alakdan at nakatrabaho ko siya sa One True Love, ngayon kung tatanungin niyo sa akin kung papaano siya ngayon, mas bumait pa siya.”
“Mas open siya sa mga tao ngayon,” Jean added. “Mas very thankful siya, mas grateful siya. Doon niya dinadaan sa pakikisama at pagiging mabuting tao. Mas mabait pa lalo si Alden. Nakikita ko talaga.”
Jean then proceeded to tell the press a fun fact about her relationship with Alden, wherein the young actor calls her “madam” every time they see each other.
Mimicking Alden, Jean recalled Alden saying these words during their photo shoot for The Gift: “‘Si madam (Jean), sobrang mahal ko ’yan, sobra ang respeto ko sa kanya. Natutuwa ako na tinanggap niya ’tong teleserye. Siya lang ang kauna-unahan at huling tatawagin ko ng madam.’”
The veteran actress finds it an honor and respect that she gets to be called a certain nickname by someone, especially when it is someone with a household name like Alden Richards.
Watch a clip of Jean Garcia’s interview below!
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