"LoveUNlock: E-numan" is about to give us the much-anticipated reunion between Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto. "LoveUNlock" is two back-to-back mini-movies shot remotely, called "E-numan" and "Hook-up." The latter will star Arci Munoz and Gerald Anderson. "This was a different challenge, kakaibang platform, everything was very unique. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and give it a try," Julia said in the movie's Virtual Media Conference today, August 11.
Apart from the welcome challenge of shooting a movie through Zoom, one of the reasons Julia took the job was to work with Joshua once again.
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They last starred in Mikhail Red's "Block Z" which was released early this year.
"I took this project because I was so excited to be reunited with Josh, the last project we did together was 'Block Z' and that was a year ago. Na-excite ako na maka-trabaho siya ulit," she said.
"It was fun, it was nice to be working with him again. Iba ang pagkakaintindihan namin ni Josh 'pag umaarte na kami, iba 'yung connect namin 'pag umaarte na kami kaya, kahit through Zoom lang siya, it was easy to do scenes. Naiintindihan na namin if we wanted to do another take, kung anong magiging atake namin. Everything came so naturally," she continued.
Julia and Joshua will play Tin and Benj, who are exes from college. According to Joshua, it wasn't a challenge to relate to his character. However, even though they were given a script for their mini-movie, they ad-libbed quite a bit.
"We're playing characters...malapit din sa amin 'yung personalities pero siyempre character pa rin," he said.
He continued, "We ad-libbed para mas mapaganda 'yung scene. First time po kasi naming mag-shoot sa Zoom kaya ang hirap kapain paano mapapaganda noong scene."
"LoveUNlock" was directed by Dado C. Lumibao. It will premiere exclusively on Kapamilya Online Live on Saturday, August 15 at 7:30 PM.
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