Everytime you are in a relationship, you will realize love is not enough. Even communication needs to be more than constant to make it work. But that is the very thing—communication—that Direk Cathy Molina took away from Kathryn during the filming of Hello, Love, Goodbye. It was essential that she did not become “happy,” as her character Joy, is ironically, one very sad creature.
Thus, Kathryn was left alone by the whole cast and she wasn’t allowed to use her phone except for listening to music. Even Alden had to stay away from Kathryn to make their cinematic getting-to-know each other phase as real as it can be.
Thus, both main stars admitted they faced real challenges that seemed cruel on the onset. But they’ve set their minds on the director’s goal and vision. And somehow, as they finished shooting, they finally saw the rational behind those challenges. “’Yong mga paghihirap na pinagdaanan namin sa shooting, kinaya din namin,” say Kathryn.
Alden agrees: “’Yong mga mabigat na parte no’ng movie kase doon pa namin natutunan sa mga dinadala ng characters namin para maging successful mga eksena namin, e.”
That is why when they were asked what the most beautiful and important experience they had with each other was, during the shooting period of the romantic drama, up to its current promotional works, Kathryn became more pin-pointy and says: “’Yong buong proseso po sa paggawa nitong pelikula. Ang ganda ng naging journey namin ni Alden. Simula umpisa papunta sa gitna, ’yon po ’yong pinaka-mahirap na part, tapos hanggang natawid po ’yong movie.
“Aside sa nabuong friendship namin ni Alden. Hindi ko naramdaman na mag-isa ako. Nand’yan si Direk Cathy, nand’yan si Alden. Naramdaman ko na kung ano ’yong goal ko, gano’n din gusto ni Alden. Kaya ang laking bagay na kung ano ’yung gusto namin, masayang magkahawak-kamay na makakausap mo. Si Direk Cathy naman, ‘Okey, anak ayusin natin ito para sa movie, para mga mga manonood.’
“So hindi ko na-feel na mag-isa ako kaya naging pinaka-maganda, pinaka-favourite part ko sa movie ’yong buong proseso, from start to finish, nagtulungan kami. Naging masaya pagsasama namin ni Alden. Hanggang dito sa promo na-e-enjoy pa namin.”
Alden agrees once again. And he sets forth unconsciously his humility by posting his leading lady, whom he anchors on, for successfully delivering what he was required of.
“Ako naman po ang pinaka-favourite kong discovery at important na experience is ’yong buong journey ko. Buong journey kung paano ko po na-discover si Kathryn bilang tunay na tao,” Alden explains.
“Alam naman po natin dito sa industriya natin na kapag tunay na tao ang isang celebrity or artista na nakilala natin, mas naa-appreciate natin ’yong tao. Of course I say this because I’ve been here na rin po for quite some time. Like nine years na rin [sa showbiz industry]. Well marami na rin po akong nakasamang mga artista. Pero Kath is special kase po she made it easy for me to fit in sa environment ng Star Cinema. Along with Direk Cathy and the whole cast. Kase kami lang po ni Lovely (Abella) ’yong taga GMA [sa cast].”
Adding his admission of how they are to behave within a network that is not their turf, “May konting apprehensions po kami sa kabilang pader ng aming home network. Pero the whole team, even off cam, they made things easy for us.
“Napaganda naming lahat ang trabaho namin. So Star Cinema became the comfortable environment they introduced us to. Hindi po kami nahirapan mag-adjust.”
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