"Ang Panahon ng Halimaw" actors Shaina Magdayao and Piolo Pascual shared a hug at the red carpet of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival held last February.
In a report ABS CBN News today, March 5, Shaina explained that the gesture happened because of a little prank played by Piolo on her.
She shared, "Nagulat ako kasi sabi niya he didn’t make it sa flight. Apparently, the joke was on me. Everyone knew na he made it, nandoon naman siya. Kaya ganun na lang kami sa red carpet."
"Ang Panahon ng Halimaw" is a Lav Diaz-helmed film that made its premiere at the prestigious film festival, held in Germany. It is one of the 19 films that competed for the Golden Bear prize.
Shaina feels elated that their film was appreciated in an international scale. She said, "It was very overwhelming kasi 'yung kasama namin sa sinehan were not Filipinos. Ibang lahi sila. So nakakatuwa and nakaka-overwhelm whenever they would praise your work and they would really appreciate 'yung hard work na nilagay niyo sa movie."
"Tuwang-tuwa sila sa mga Pilipino. Sobra nilang nirerespeto 'yung gawa natin and at the same time, sobra nilang nirerespeto si Direk Lav Diaz. Sobra-sobra 'yung pasasalamat ko that he trusted me," she continued.
Shaina will be starring in another Lav Diaz film "Enrico’s Farm” along with ABS-CBN Chief Content Officer Charo Santos Concio.