SEAN De Guzman and Rash Flores are the two studs paired with Christine Bermas in Joel Lamangan’s latest sex-drama, “Island of Desire”. Direk Joel says the story is told in two different levels.
One level is the realistic one where Christine is a simple wife married to Rash Flores. The other level is the mysterious one where Christine is a nurse assigned to an island and Sean is a tricycle driver named Leloy who becomes her boyfriend.
“It’s not just the usual sexy movie because the story is really different this time,” says Sean. “On the surface, it looks like the story of a husband and a wife, but on a deeper plane, it’s about the experiences of a character na napadpad sa island, played by Christine, and yung kultong naenkwentro niya where her sister, Sheree, is a member.”
Sean is truly one of the busiest Vivamax contract stars as, aside from this movie, he is also in the ten-episode mini series, “Iskandalo”, that starts this April with him playing AJ Raval’s love interest. He has love scenes with both Christine and AJ in their respective projects. Does he still find it hard to do nude love scenes?
“Sa totoo lang, at this point na ang dami ko nang nagawang bed scenes na iba-iba ang kapareha ko, hindi na ako sa ganoong mga eksena ng hubaran nahihirapan,” he says. “Sanay na kami ng mga kapareha ko. Sa ‘Iskandalo’, mahirap lang kasi may isang shoot, na maghapon, from morning hanggang gabi, walang pinagawa sa akin si Direk Roman kundi love scene. Sa ‘Island of Desire’, bilang driver ng motorsiklo, ang pinakamahirap na pinagawa sa akin ay i-drive yung motor na lumang ipinagagamit sa akin. Dahil luma na, kung minsan, ayaw umandar, antagal bago mag-start, kaya ako ang napapagalitan ni Direk Joel Lamangan kahit ‘yung motor ang may kasalanan.”
For Rash Flores, “Island of Desire” is just his third film. “My first, ‘Pornstar Ikalawang Putok’, wala akong dialogue. Puro hubaran lang,” he says. “Sa second movie ko, ‘Palitan’ with Direk Brillante Mendoza, wala kaming script. So itong ‘Island of Desire’ ang pinamakahirap for me kasi may script kaming sinusunod. Nagagalit si Direk Joel kapag nalilimutan mo ‘yung mga linya mo ng dialogue.”
He admits Direk Joel shouted at him. “Okay lang naman po kasi I was warned na matapang siya. But doon ka naman matututo as an actor. He wants you to grow. Gusto niya, bago ka mag-report sa set, in character ka na. Para preparado ka na pagharap mo sa kamera. Husband ako rito ni Christine sa real life story. Naaksidente kami at doon papasok ‘yung mysterious second story set in an island. ‘Yung kaluluwa niya, maglalakbay at makakarating dun sa Isla Bato where she meets the other characters. May two bed scenes kami rito ni Christine, one very daring and one that is mild compared dun sa ginawa ko sa ‘Palitan’. Abangan nyo kasi kakaiba talaga itong ‘Island of Desire’.”