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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 17, 2022



ROB GUINTO is a woman. 

Most people who read her name in movie posters think she is a man, like Hollywood’s Rob Lowe or Regal’s new hunk Rob Gomez. 

Her full name is Robelyn and she chose Rob for a change.

After doing supporting roles in “Siklo”, “Boy Bastos” and “Adarna Gang”, she is now introduced playing a lead role in the deadly love triangle movie, “X-Deal 2”, written and directed by Law Fajardo who did “X-Deal 1” in 2011. 

She co-stars with another new nymphet, Angela Morena, and with former PBB housemate who’s given his big break here as leading man, Josef Elizalde. So how is it doing the film with them?

“It’s something new for me kasi may kakaibang intimate scenes kami na ginawa rito that i’ve never done before,” she says. 

“May girl-to-girl bed scene kami ni Angela and then may eksenang tatlo kami. With Angela, mas relaxed ako kasi friend na kami since we took our Viva acting workshops together.”

She was more scared in the love triangle scenes. 

“Sa tatluhan, kinakabahan ako, but si Josef, pinalakas ang loob ko. He told me, kaya mo yan. The three of us talked on how we are going to do the sexy scenes para alam namin how far we’d all go.   

"Sabi namin, let’s do our best para hindi na ipaulit sa atin. Josef is sobrang bait, he guides me, he helps me para magawa ko nang tama yung mga hinihingi ng director. 

"He’s the most experienced actor among us kasi he’s been around for a while, but this is his first lead role so he really wants the film to succeed kaya we made sure na mas matindi at mas maganda ito sa ‘X-Deal 1.”

She was actually surprised when told she’d star in her own movie. 

“Nakaka-overwhelm kasi siempre, relatively new ako, then lead role ito. Okay lang yung support ka, pero may tension kasi ikaw na ang bida. So sabi ko sa sarili ko, this is it, just do your best. There might not be another chance so itodo mo na.”

She was just surprised when she was told there would be lesbian scenes. 

“Nagulat ako when I learned may girl-to-girl scenes kami ni Angela. Noong una, hindi namin pinag-uusapan while we’re in locked in shoot. 

"We know we’ll do such a scene, but hinahayaan lang namin. Noong actual shoot na, doon pa lang namin pinag-usapan how we’ll do it.”

It’s good that they’re comfortable with each other. 

“Kung kaming dalawa nga lang, okay na kahit wala kaming plaster, kaso marami pang ibang tao sa set, so we have to protect ourselves at kami ang naglalagay ng plaster sa isa’t isa. 

"It’s really good na sobrang close na kami ni Angela. Dati na kaming friends dahil sa acting workshops, but here on the set of ‘X-Deal 2’, dito kami talaga naging close. We really opened up to each other. If we need advice, nagsasabihan kami ng problems.”

They both realized it’s not that easy to disrobe before the camera. 

“Yes, we agreed na mahirap ang maghubad sa harap ng ibang tao. But we don’t see ourselves in the long run na puro ito lang ang ginagawa namin. Pinasok namin ang genreng ito na naghuhubad kami but eventually, we both want to do various kinds of roles. 

"Ako, I want to try drama sana, get the chance to work with my fave actresses, like Bea Alonzo. I also want to try doing action.” 

If “X-Deal 2” has an important message to viewers, what would it be? 

“I think the film’s message is about making good choices. When you make a decision about something, isipin mo kung makakabuti o makakasama ba ito sa iyo. 

"Kasi yung iba, ang katwiran lang is YOLO or you only live once, so go take the plunge. 

"But ultimately kasi, it’s your own choice kung ano ang magiging takbo ng buhay mo. So pag pumalpak, don’t blame anyone else but yourself.” 

 Don’t miss “X-Deal 2”, a Vivamax Original sex-drama exclusively streaming and premiering this March 25, 2022.