ANGELA Morena plays her first solo lead role in Vivamax’ new sex drama “Tubero”, directed by Topel Lee and co-produced with APT Entertainment. She plays Paula, who is in a relationship with Logan (played by new Viva hunk JC Tan) but they’re currently facing trouble as Logan is not sexually satisfied with Paula.
She doesn’t want to lose him so she asks the help of Gimo (Vince Rillon), a plumber by day and an escort at night who offers extra service to his clients. She asks Gimo to teach her how to satisfy her partner and in the process, she reaches new heights of sexual pleasure with Gimo. Soon, she finds herself falling for Gimo. Will she still go on with her plan to fix her relationship with Logan or will she stick with Gimo? Was she able to relate to her character as Paula?
“Feel na feel ko ‘yung character ko kasi writer siya and professor pa. Feel ko rin ‘yung pagiging vulnerable ni Paula na pagdating sa love, ibibigay ang lahat. Pero doon sa sex scenes, hindi ako nakaka-relate. Hindi ko rin kayang gawin ‘yung ginawa ni Paula na just to save yourself with your partner, makikipag-sex ka sa iba.”
So what is it that Paula should have done? “Una, dapat 100 percent na open kayo ng partner mo. May trust kayo sa isa’t isa para maging more satisfying ang relationship nyo in bed. Dito, parang nangaliwa si Paula kay Logan dahil sa ginawa nila ni Gimo.”
If her partner cheated her, would she still forgive him? “I cannot tell. Mahirap magsalita ng patapos dahil di ko pa yang na-experience. But I don’t think I deserve being cheated. Siguro, mag-usap din muna kayo para malaman kung bakit siya nangaliwa, ano ang reason bakit niya nagawa yun sa’yo.”
Is it important for her that her partner be good in bed? “For me, it’s not really a big deal. Mas importante sa akin ang love kaysa sa sex lang. Puede nyo namang i-work out ‘yung tungkol sa sex para malaman nyo what will please each other.”
She considers “Tubero” a very important assignment for her. “This is my first film na drama-erotica and thankful ako sa Viva at sa APT Entertainment na akong kinuha nila for the role of Paula.
Salamat sa tiwala nila, at ni Direk Topel Lee. Sobra akong na-immerse sa character ni Paula dahil kahit tapos na ang shoot, hindi ko pa rin mabitiwan yung role at hanggang pag-uwi, umiiyak ako.”
What’s her most memorable scene in the movie? “Most memorable yung after our bedscene, mabigat na drama ang kasunod. Rehearsal pa lang, iyak ako nang iyak. Sorry ako ng sorry kay Vince at tinulungan niya ako para magawa namin nang maayos ang eksena. Nagpapasalamat din ako kay Direk Topel at sa aming assistant directors dahil big help sila sa akin para magawa ko nang tama ang role ko.”