Anne Curtis braved underwater scenes for ‘Aurora’
STAR CIRCUIT - Ricky Calderon (The Freeman) - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Even if it’s only his second film, commercial model-turned-actor Shido Roxas certainly made a good account of himself playing the young Eddie Garcia in Heaven’s Productions’ filmfest entry “Rainbow’s Sunset.”

“To be honest, I was surprised with the good feedback. Kasi sa set, minsan napapagalitan kami ni Direk (Joel Lamangan) kung hindi maganda lalabas ang eksena. So I was anxious how the scene will turn out. The feedback was good. I was happy about it,” the upcoming actor told Star Circuit.

Shido related an anecdote which happened when he did the scene in the rice fields. He needed to look like a farmer with dark skin.

“So they put mud on my body then Direk Joel told me, ‘Maglakad ka sa dulo ng pilapil.’ So I asked Direk Joel, ‘What is pilapil?’ When I read the script, there were some words that I don’t understand like tampipi. But I Googled them because I wanted to learn. Then he told to wash my body in the puddle where the carabao is. Tapos ‘yung kalabaw, biglang umihi. Eh si Direk Joel yun, aarte pa ba ako? After how many takes, yung kalabaw naman dumumi so aarte pa ba ako eh we were in the middle of a take? So tuloy na lang.”

Shido also didn’t know that the script was revised. What was given to him was the old copy of the script. He was afraid Direk Joel will get mad at him if he wouldn’t get his lines right.

Shido got along well with his co-stars Ross Pesigan (who plays the young Tony Mabesa) and Max Collins (who plays the young Gloria Romero) in the film. “They are very easy to get along with. Mga kalog sila. We talked a lot in between takes. Sometimes Max would ask me if Direk Joel is in a good mood. Most of the time, Max is learning her lines and her blockings.”

After “Rainbow’s Sunset “ is released, many people from the gay community would probably admire his talent and probably fall in love with his charm. What would be his reaction?

“I was able to broaden my appreciation especially for the LGBT community. In my work and in the endorsements that I do, I get to interact with a lot of gay people. Even if I get to sleep together with them in a room, it’s just fine with me. I am thankful to them because they see something in me that I don’t see myself. Before, I was painfully shy and didn’t have self-confidence,” he related.


Before he accepted the role in “Rainbow’s Sunset” where he has a kissing scene with Ross, he earlier turned down an indie film where he was supposed to have a kissing scene with his co-actor.

But Shido was told his role in “Rainbow’s Sunset” is a good one, even if it has a kissing scene.

“Direk Joel told us we have to do the scene in one take so there’s no need to do a retake. So we did as we were told. But we didn’t hear Direk Joel shout cut so the scene was extended for a few seconds.”

After hearing the good feedback from the press who saw “Rainbow’s Sunset” in a preview, he is excited to watch the film in its celebrity premiere on December 18. He is also curious why the press liked his performance.

“Rainbow’s Sunset” is one of the most anticipated entries at this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. The movie also stars Tirso Cruz III, Aiko Melendez and Sunshine Dizon.


If you liked Anne Curtis in her movies “Buy Bust” and “Sid & Aya,” brace yourself for another unforgettable performance as Anne plays the lead role in the horror film titled “Aurora.”

At the press conference of the film directed by Yam Laranas, the actress said she was challenged by her role both mentally and physically in this horror flick from the one of the most prolific horror Pinoy directors.

“This is probably the most challenging role I’ve done in my career. It is not easy to shoot underwater,” said Anne who nearly got sick doing all those underwater scenes.

The last time she had a filmfest entry (“Baler”), Anne won the Best Actress award. Can she repeat it in “Aurora”?

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