Did Vhong Navarro get carried away in his kissing scene with Bangs Garcia?
Vhong Navarro was very happy that a lot of people who have watched his movie Bulong say that he has a great on screen chemistry with co-star Angelica Panganiban. Apparently, he never expected that their comic tandem would be effective, especially because everyone knows that they’re both in serious relationships off cam. (Angelica is with Derek Ramsay while Vhong is dating a non-showbiz girl.) “Talaga? E yun, nakakahiya naman. Ang idol ko kasi d’yan si John Lloyd Cruz at Aga Muhlach. Kasi sila yung kahit kanino mo sila ipareha, nagiging maganda yung rehistro. Kumbaga ‘di nakakaapekto dito kung meron kang boyfriend o girlfriend, especially ‘pag showbiz, kahit kanino ka i-partner maganda pa din, at tinatanggap pa rin ng tao,” he began.
The dashing comedian further shared that he was really nervous during the premiere night of Bulong. But after watching the film, he couldn’t help but feel proud of the fact that they succeeded in mixing the elements of comedy, horror, and romance without confusing the audience. “Kasi nandun ang kaba ko, nawala lang yung kaba nung halos pagitna na yung pelikula. Ang gusto ko sa movie—hindi dahil ako ang bida—malinaw kasi yung pagkakatahi ng storya. So ‘pag napanood mo ito, hindi ka na magtatanong pagkatapos mo mapanood ang pelikula. Yung tanong mo bago ka lumabas ng sinehan nasagot na. So malinaw yung pagkakatahi nung comedy tsaka horror.”
Vhong’s torrid kissing scene with Bangs Garcia was also one of the notable scenes in Bulong. When asked how he felt while doing that intimate scene with the sexy actress, Vhong admitted that it was truly an overwhelming experience. “Ilang beses namin inulit, madaming shots tsaka merong effects, so sabi ko, ‘Bangs, ayoko na, I’m tired.’ Ha-ha-ha! Hindi, naglolokohan lang kami kasi hindi mo naman maiiwasan ’di ba? Kasi ’pag ginagawa mo minsan ang isang kissing scene, kailangan iparamdam mo na kailangan may nararamdaman ka sa tao. E ang role ko pa dun in love na in love sa kanya (Bangs) e. So talagang may nararamdaman talaga ako.”
Although he has a reputation for being a certified playboy, Vhong was quick to clarify that he never took advantage of Bangs at the time. “Actually, sabi ni Bangs yun ang pinakamahaba niyang kissing scene sa lahat ng nagawa niyang project. Sabi ko sa kanya ganun din naman ako. Pero hindi, hindi pupwedeng mag-take advantage, sobrang professional at walang ilangan sa amin ni Bangs. Lalo na kasi nandun si direk Chito Roño na manager ko ’di ba? Patay ka, so behave talaga,” he stated.
Star Cinema’s Bulong is now showing in theaters nationwide.