Gerald Anderson shares filming his 8-hour love scene for 'On The Job' & his Cannes experience

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"Masakit sa labi!", Gerald Anderson shared when his On The Job Director Erik Matti talked about his 8-hour love scene shoot with newcomer Dawn Jimenez. "Hindi ko naman akalain na ganun palang klaseng love scene. It was different. It was artistic and beautiful naman", the young actor narrated.

Dawn Jimenez and Gerald Anderson answer questions from bloggers

During the second bloggers conference held for the Reality Films-made and Star Cinema-distributed movie in ABS-CBN earlier today, it was Erik Matti who proudly discussed how he pushed his actors to a different level of acting in the internationally-recognized film. "Akala kasi nila na regular love scene lang, yung amoy-amoy lang sa dilim. Hindi. Nagulat siya", Matti shared with a laugh. 

"I tried to make her comfortable. I did my best to make the scene very realistic", Gerald shared when I asked how he guided Dawn in doing the love scene. "Second day pa lang sa shoot, yun agad ginawa namin. Nakakailang. Nakakagulat", he added. In the fast paced movie, Gerald considered doing the love scene more difficult than doing the action sequences. The young actor also considered his intimate scene with Dawn the most challenging he did so far.

Meanwhile, when a reporter asked for the reaction of Maja Salvador, Gerald's girlfriend, the young actor replied "Secret", declining to explain further if Maja became a reason for the delays in shooting the love scene. The Pinoy Big Brother Teens First Prince also dismissed rumors on him being ready for more intimate scenes in his future movies. "Hindi naman porke't OK ako eh may love scene na every movie. Gagawin ko lang naman if kailangan talaga", he disclosed. 

In the movie, which reaped praised from the critics when it was shown in Cannes Film Festival, Gerald portrays an inmate named Daniel who will turn into a hitman or a professional killer. He co-stars with Piolo Pascual who plays an NBI Agent hunting Daniel. Piolo, for his part also had his share of intimate scenes in the movie which Matti shares is even longer than that of Gerald's. "Two days ata yun", Matti remarked. 

"On The Job" was one of the three Filipino movies showcased in Cannes this year but was it got the most positive reviews. "I was very happy when nag standing ovation sila for almost two minutes after the movie. Sabi ko nga kay Piolo, 'Bro, hali ka na baka maiyak pako'. Sumagot naman siya 'Ako nga din eh'", Anderson relates. "Even if it took 4 years to make this movie, wala naman ako regrets. It was worth it and it's my first movie which was sent to an international festival- sa number 1 festival pa!", he added. 

Joel Torre, one of the movie's powerhouse cast in the film, also gave positive feedbacks for Gerald's performance. "He and Piolo delivered, definitely. Di kasi lahat nakukuha sa gandang lalaki lang. You can never go wrong with talent", the veteran actor said. 

On The Job is the fifth anniversary offering of Star Cinema after Four Sisters and a Wedding, Tuhog, Bakit Di Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? and Ekstra. With rights of the movie purchased for international wide release in USA, Canada and Japan, this action masterpiece is set for nationwide release on August 28, 2013. 

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