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Tom reveals he was asked to ‘pump’ in love scene for ‘The Significant Other’

Did Tom get "turned on" during his intimate scenes with Erich, Lovi?

Star Cinema Admin
Star Cinema Admin

2/12/2018 in News
Tom reveals he was asked to ‘pump’ in love scene for ‘The Significant Other’

Steamy and intimate love scenes are often quick and easy to watch, but making it is the complete opposite. 

According to Lovi Poe and Tom Rodriguez, who had to go hot and heavy for their upcoming film “The Significant Other,” these scenes are just crucial to some stories and as actors, it’s part of their job to make everything as a whole look convincing. 

"To make a scene look real, mag-asawa kami dito, kailangan ng certain things like mga ganitong bagay. Daya naman siya siyempre, but once nabuo na 'yung eksena, maiintindihan mo bakit kailangang gawin 'yun,” said Lovi at the media conference for “The Significant Other” last Sunday, February 11. 

Tom added, "Ang hirap niyang gawin kasi you're in an unnatural environment. Siguro nasasanay na lang din tayo after a while. 'Pag nakita niyo sa screen it feels so intimate, it's so raw, and it feels so real. That's the beautiful thing about it." 

Though he stated that none of them was asked to go completely nude for the scene, director Joel Lamangan made him do something he never saw coming. 

"Wala naman exposure, pero there were other things na we did for the very first time. It was interesting and it turned out very tasteful and masterful. 'Yung pump, first time ko magawa sa isang pelikula. Si Direk nanggulat pa, sa rehearsal wala pero biglang, 'Pump!' That was really going out of my comfort zone in a good way. It stretched me out even more as a person and as an actor. I'm very thankful for the experience. Parang masterclass the whole experience,” said the former Kapamilya actor.  

He also said that all of it were done professionally and dismissed rumors saying he got carried away in some scenes. 

"Since ang dami ko ding iniisip kung paano 'yung framing, paano 'yung position, kung nasaan kayo sa camera kung nakikita kayo, siguro lahat ng dugo [sa ulo] napunta kaya hindi naman po nangyayari talaga. Kaya when it comes to the passion, it has to be [at heart]. If not, parang it feels empty. It feels different. Like something's off,” Tom ended. 

Also starring Erich Gonzales, “The Significant Other” follows the story of a rising fashion model (Erich) who catches up and becomes BFFs with her catwalk idol (Lovi). But all hell breaks lose when they realize that they are in love with the same man (Tom). 

Directed by Joel Lamangan, it's coming to cinemas this February 21.