How director Olivia Lamasan instilled discipline in Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla

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Posted at Jun 03 2020 12:23 PM

A scene from "Barcelona: A Love Untold" starring Kathryn Bernardo (left) and Daniel Padilla. Star Cinema

MANILA – “Barcelona: A Love Untold” ranks among the most memorable movies of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.

Apart from filming the movie in Spain, the two said they were also able to learn so much from their director Olivia Lamasan while shooting it.

In an interview with Toni Gonzaga for “I Feel U” last Sunday, the two fondly recalled how Lamasan instilled discipline in them, and how that motivated them to do better.

“Nakadalawang bingo ako kay Inang. Una, ako lang kasi hindi ko memorize 'yung script ko. Tapos 'yung pangalawa kasama na si DJ dito, na late kami ng gising lahat so hindi namin naabutan ‘yung train, hindi kami nakarating sa location, naghihintay sila tapos nasayang ‘yung isang araw na ‘yun kasi late kami nagising so domino effect,” Bernardo shared.

“Una tinitimpla ko muna, ayaw kong lapitan nang galit baka abutan ako eh. Noong una very cold kami kasi kapag nag-instruct talaga siya, focus kami. Hindi kami pwede magkamali, kasi may kasalanan kami,” Padilla added.

While they did not talk about this further, it was evident that working with Lamasan had a great impact on them as actors.

“Noong alam niyang naintindihan na namin ang lesson namin at talagang tortured na kami okay na, pinatawad niya na kami,” Padilla said.

“Barcelona: A Love Untold” follows a young couple who met in Spain and their journey to find the answers to their lifelong questions. It was one of the country's highest-grossing movies in 2016, earning P321 million. 

Meanwhile, Bernardo and Padilla also talked about their other movie “The Hows of Us,” one of their most mature projects.

“Hindi madali ‘yung journey. Pero hindi namin naramdaman na mag-isa kami kasi Ate Carmi (Raymundo) and specially direk Cathy (Garcia Molina), talagang inalalayan kami. Kaya hanggang ngayon, sobra ang pasasalamat namin kasi hindi namin magagawa without them,” said Bernardo.

The actress said she would not have been able to do it as well if not for the help of Padilla, who is her real-life boyfriend.

“Si DJ, grabe rin 'yung pag-alalay niya sa akin d'yan kaya rin nag-work si George kasi off cam, 'yung pag-uusap namin ni DJ sa eksena 'yung preparations namin kaya din siya nag-work,” she said.

After the coronavirus pandemic, Bernardo and Padilla are set to do another project with Raymundo and Molina, the upcoming movie “After Forever.”