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#ThrowbackTuesday: Back when Daniel called Kathryn his ‘madam baby’

What inspired Daniel Padilla’s killer lines in “Crazy Beautiful You”?

Rowena Joy Sanchez
Rowena Joy Sanchez

8/28/2018 in News
#ThrowbackTuesday: Back when Daniel called Kathryn his ‘madam baby’

Apart from the “kilig” scenes of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in “Crazy Beautiful You,” what fuels more excitement to this Star Cinema film is the latter’s killer lines.

Among these is “Close na tayo, teh?” (Kiko’s response to Jackie when she tells him to come with her), and the trending term of endearment, “madam baby.”

We asked what inspired these lines during the bloggers conference of “Crazy Beautiful You” yesterday, Feb. 15, at the Trinoma Activity Center.

According to screenwriter Carmi Raymundo (“Starting Over Again”), the first line was originally “close na tayo?” but it evolved during the shooting.

“Normally ‘yung mga ganyang linya, as we shoot, bigla na lang lumalabas,” she explained. “Suggestion ng mga kasama namin sa shooting, kasi organic ‘yung process. Galing sa set ‘yun, ‘Uy, sabihin ni DJ, ‘Close na tayo, teh?’”

As for the now-famous “madam baby,” the culture in Tarlac – where they shot for three weeks – as well as director Mae Cruz-Alviar, had a hand in it.

“‘Yung madam kasi tawag ng mga taga-Tarlac sa mga guests nilang babae,” said Carmi. “‘Di ba tayo minsan ‘si ate, si manang.’ Sa Tarlac, ‘yung tawag nila, madam. Tapos dinagdag ni Direk ‘yung baby… kasi gustong i-baby ni Kiko si Jackie.”

The Feb. 15 Trinoma bloggers conference, live streamed via chat.starcinema.com.ph, marked the first time that such an event was mounted in a mall for a Star Cinema film.

Aside from bloggers, fans also got to witness the conference and a handful even got to ask questions to Kathryn, Daniel, Direk Mae, and Carmi.

Check out these photos:

In “Crazy Beautiful You,” we are introduced to Jackie (Kathryn), whose rebellious spirit forces her mother (Lorna Tolentino) to take her in a medical mission in Tarlac in hopes that she’d turn for the better.

There, Jackie meets a jolly lad named Kiko (Daniel), who will make sure she gets all her tasks done. In the middle of his mission, he and Jackie will discover something crazy… and beautiful.

Directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar (“She’s the One,” “Bride for Rent”), “Crazy Beautiful You” also stars Gabby Concepcion and Iñigo Pascual.

(This story was originally published February 16, 2015.)

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