Because this is the first time working with each other, Yam Concepcion admitted that she was indeed awkward with Init Sa Magdamag co-star Gerald Anderson, whom she has to do some sexy scenes with.
In the virtual press conference of the show, she talked about some adjustments their director, Raymund Ocampo, who helms the series with Ian Lorenos.
“Hindi pa kami ganoon ka-close. Nandoon pa iyong ilangan.
“Kinailangan namin na magkaroon ng thirty minutes with each other to get to know each other. May ganoon kami, kasi nakita nila na naiilang kami sa isa’t isa.”
After the two became at ease with each other, and their comfortability and chemistry later on showed on cam.
“Eventually, naging natural na lang iyong chemistry naming dalawa and we got comfortable with each other.
“Nakuha namin iyong trust ng isa’t isa. Kasi hindi naman iyan biglaan, hindi naman iyan isang araw lang, you trust the person already.
“It takes a while to trust even your directors, even your co-actors.”
Yam said that she is also aware about the “Mag Ingat kay Gerald” comments by the netizens, claiming that the actor is “matinik” with his leading ladies.
But Yam assured that aside from being a gentleman, Gerald also has a strict working ethics that make her trust him more as a co-star.
“Nababasa ko iyong mga comments. Nakakatawa at nakakatuwa na makita iyong reaction nila.
“Nakakatawa kasi sabi ng mga netizens, ‘Oh, Yam, mag-i-ingat ka kay Gerald, ha!’
“Iyon iyong mga nababasa ko.”
However, Yam only saw Gerald’s professionalism.
“Honestly, hindi ko naman kailangan mag-ingat. Siyempre, nakikita nila sa TV, sinasabi nila, ‘Naku, matinik sa babae iyan! Hindi loyal.’
“Hindi, e. Kapag katrabaho mo si Gerald, he’s very professional at saka very gentleman. Hindi niya pinaramdam sa akin na may mali siya.
“It’s just purely work. Despite being purely work, naparamdam niya sa akin iyong emosyon na totoo. I still felt his honesty bilang si Tupe, iyong character niya.”
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