"She's Dating The Gangster" is known for many things, but did you also know that it has some of the most memorable cameos in film?
In the third episode of "Secret Movie Files," Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, director Cathy Garcia-Molina, and the rest of the team shared some exclusive trivia about the cast and cameos in the movie you haven't heard before:
The Film Newbies
The 2014 blockbuster actually became a starting point for celebrity newbies in film including Sofia Andres, Khalil Ramos, Elisse Joson, Yana Asistio, Marco Gumabao, Alexander Diaz, Igi Boy Flores, Eslove Briones, John Uy, and Pamu Pamorada.
"Dito kami naging friends ni Pamu, tapos kami ni Sofia nagkasama ulit kami here, tapos si Yana Asistio hanggang ngayon mga kaibigan namin," Kathryn recalled.
"Sila Marco 'di ba kasama pa rin natin hanggang ngayon, si Igi Boy, hindi man lahat pero andun lahat 'yung mga totoong kaibigan natin. Until now," she added.
Kathryn also recalled a funny memory with Elisse while filming her iconic maldita moment where Elisse shouted at Kathryn.
She narrated, "Hanggang ngayon natatawa ako every time. Kasi 'di ba naka-mic si Direk Cathy d'yan. Tapos kapag naka-mic siya, mag-iinstruct siya sa amin kung anong gagawin. Tapos may sinabi si Direk Cathy, 'Ang arte- arte mo!' And then sabi ni Elisse sa'kin, 'Ang arte-arte mo!' Sabi ni Direk Cathy, 'Ikaw 'yung maarte!'"
"Tapos tawa ako nang tawa kasi si Elisse, natawa na siya kasi [na-realize niya na] siya pala 'yung maarte, hindi pala 'yun 'yung line. 'Yung scene na 'yun. 'Yan 'yun kasi nagga-ganyan si Elisse sa'kin (making face), arte-arte raw ni Elisse. Ganun siya. So natatawa ako until now."
Direk Cathy was able to gather big names to make cameos in the movie, some of which were Ian Veneracion, JM De Guzman, and Joem Bascon.
Some of the cames were even impromptu and were only called on the day of shooting, such as Ketchup Eusebio, Joross Gamboa, Rayver Cruz, Carl Ravanes, Rasheed Rivero, and Pat Sugui.
"Alam niyo halos lahat d'yan cameo roles. When I got to the set, when I saw the place, when fans started coming… pati 'yung mga artista, on that day ko tinawagan. Dahil andun kami sa lugar ng South, kaya lahat ng artista d'yan ay taga-South. Lahat 'yan pinagtatawagan ko!" she said.
Shooting with KathNiel fans
Most of the crowds for the film were actually KathNiel fans who were invited by the team to be part of the movie. This includes the basketball scene where Athena (Kathryn) gamely cheered for Kenji (Daniel).
"Mabilis pakiusapan mga supporters namin. Kapag sinabing bawal mag-picture kasi magiging parte 'to sa movie, so bawal nila i-post tapos bawal sila tumingin sa camera. Parang one whole day din 'yan shinoot so parang [sabi nila, 'Oh my God,' ganito pala katagal ‘to shinu-shoot.] So 'yung iba, na-shock sila na ang dami palang anggulo, ang dami palang shots for one sequence lang. Feeling ko na-shock din sila in a way," Kathryn recalled.
The two also shared how they couldn't be more grateful for how their fans are always there for them.
"Experience 'yun and again, happy kami na na-experience nila 'yun sa buhay nila. 'Di lang 'yan 'yung first, nasundan pa 'yan na kapag kailangan ng talent, mga KathNiels ang nandun. Nagiging crowd sila."
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