Jessy Mendiola Admires John Lloyd Cruz's Acting TalentJessy Mendiola is in awe of actor John Lloyd Cruz's acting talent, who she is starring with in the movie "The Trial."
Jessy and the rest of the crew took a break from filming the movie because the script needed a few revisions. Now, they are back to shooting scenes for the film.
This is Jessy's first movie with John Lloyd. She said that Malou Santos, the head of Star Cinema, liked this revised script more than the first one.
Jessy said it's not totally a romantic-comedy, but it has more of a thriller-romance-suspense theme. John Lloyd plays a developmentally delayed character in the movie.
"Sobrang bait niya [behind the camera]. Pero kapag in character siya, ‘wag ka ng umasang siya pa rin si John Lloyd. Kinabahan ako nung unang shooting day. Kasi grabe ang galing niya! Hindi siya nagsasalita, pero nandun yung emosyon niya."
"Unang eksena pa lang namin. No lines. Pero ang galing niya. Kaya nakakatuwa rin."
The actress said she's challenged to do well in her character although John Lloyd never made her feel intimidated by his acting prowess.
During her first shooting day, Jessy admitted she was quite nervous, especially since the film is being directed by such a top-caliber director as Chito Rono.
"Kasi minsan lang ako mabigyan ng ganitong klaseng role kaya gusto ko talaga pagbutihan."
Hopefully, Jessy can bag her first acting award with this film.