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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 12, 2018

Gerald Anderson So Lucky That He Can Be Paired With Any Leading Lady & The Movie Will Still Make Money, Like With Pia Wurtzbach In 'My Perfect You'

 AFTER HIS teen love team with Kim Chiu faded away, Gerald Anderson is so lucky as he became one of those leading men who can be paired with any leading lady and the movie would still make money. Among his leading ladies are Sarah Geronimo, Arci Munoz and Bea Alonzo. He now gets another screen partner in former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, in his newest romantic comedy, “My Perfect You”, directed by perennial hitmaker Cathy Garcia Molina.

“It’s my first time to work with Direk Cathy and I like my role as Burn, a guy who proposes marriage to his girlfriend played by Marlann Flores, but gets quickly rejected so he gets depressed and goes to a distant resort in the mountains,” he says. “Doon, I met Pia Wurtzbach as Abbi and we’re exact opposites. Ako, puno ng bitterness at sama ng loob, pero siya naman, puno ng energy at very sunshiny ang disposition. Isa ito sa pinakamahirap na movie na ginawa ko dahil sa complex character na ginagampanan ko at sa layo ng aming location in Masinloc, Zambales. But the film carries a good message about hope and having second chances and eventually, babaguhin ni Pia ang outlook ko sa buhay.”

So how would he rate Pia as an actress? “Noong una, sabi ko, mahihirapan siya kasi ang location namin is in a very remote town na walang signal. Eight hours ang trip, one hour, by dirt road, at doon sa tinirhan namin, no hotels. Sa cottages lang kami natutulog at walang magandang CR. E, Miss Universe pa naman siya. I stayed there for 12 days straight at siya naman, one week. But she turned out to be a real trouper, very humble, down to earth at kalog talaga. Hindi nagrereklamo kahit nasaktan siya sa isang eksena na tumama ang tuhod niya sa bato, pero tinuloy pa rin niya ang shooting. When it comes to her acting, second movie lang niya ito after ‘Gandarrapido’, but I would say she’s very, very good and I’m really glad to be given the chance to work with a Miss Universe.”