Being paired on a project is a “double-edged sword” for real-life sweethearts Barbie Imperial and Diego Loyzaga; as both shared on Tuesday, November 16.
In the virtual press conference for their upcoming Vivamax film Dulo, the couple took turns in sharing the ups and downs of being lovers as co-stars.
Imperial said it was easier to trigger emotions but because of the locked-in taping, they didn’t have the chance to breathe, which affected their relationship.
“Mas yung emotions mas mabilis ma-trigger. Parang mas mabilis lumabas kasi ini-imagine ko na lang na paano kung kami ni Diego ‘yon.
“Ang bigat kasi tapos locked in pa. ‘Di ba usually hindi naman everyday. Dati may pahinga, may break sa world na mabigat. Pero ‘pag locked in parang everyday. So nakakaapekto din.”
Meanwhile, Loyzaga considered it as a “double-edged sword” since it made him vulnerable as an actor and as a boyfriend.
“Dahil sa kanya kaya kong maging mas vulnerable, kaya kong ipakita kung paano talaga kami, kung ano talaga si Diego at si Barbie.
“Pero at the same time, if mabigat naman yung eksena, tapos magiging totoo, after nang take, may unting kirot na parang… I felt yung mga heavy scenes namin, kung ilang days iyon, ganoon kadaming araw na sunud-sunod din kaming magkaaway na totoo. Yun talaga yung nag-transcend na sa totoong buhay na nag-aaway na kami.”
The two, however, are still going strong and will be celebrating their first anniversary as a couple a day after their movie’s premiere.
Dulo is directed by Fifth Solomon and will be available for streaming on Vivamax, on December 10. Both will mark their first year as a couple on December 11.