At the media conference for Kara KrusLionhearTV got invited, Viva artists Denise Esteban and Adrian Alandy discussed how they handled the age gap when portraying their roles.
Alandy admitted that portraying a role of a married couple because of their age gap was a challenge for him.
“‘Yung pinaka-challenge talaga dito is when I first met Denise. It’s my first time working with her, ang tinanong ko agad, ‘How old are you?’ Kasi, I want to break that barrier na–hindi ko ine-expect na– at that time, Denise, 19 ka, sabi mo sa akin 19 ka, or were you just joking?
“Medyo kinabahan ako, ilang taon na ko tapos siya nineteen, kailangan magka-rapport agad kami kasi first time namin to work together. So talagang trinabaho namin talaga on the first day na magkaroon kami agad ng immediate bonding, kasi ang role namin dito mag-asawa.”
Esteban said she was initially shy because of their age gap but affirmed that she enjoyed working with the actor.
“Okay naman po, masaya naman po ka-trabaho si Kuya Adrian. Kaso, noong una nga po, noong malaman ko po na siya ‘yung partner ko, medyo nahiya po ako.
“‘Yung sa age-gap po kasi, tapos nakita ko script mag-asawa, may anak, pero ‘yun nahiya po ako.
“Okay naman po, noong nag-start na po kaming mag-shoot, hindi ko naman na naramdaman na mas matanda siya sa akin, na mas bata ako. Basta dinala po namin ng maayos ‘yung sa shoot. Okay naman po.”
Watch Kara Krus, directed by GB Sampedro, on November 4 via Vivamax.