Dawn Jimenez denies rumored romance with Gerald Anderson: “Ayokong maging reason ng isang breakup. I’ve never been a third party.”
by Melba R. Llanera
Samu’t saring mga balita ang nagsulputan mula nang makatambal ni Dawn Jimenez ang Kapamilya hunk na si Gerald Anderson sa pelikulang OTJ (On The Job).
Ang pinakamatindi rito ayang balitang nagli-link sa kanila, at nakikita raw si Dawn sa condo unit ni Gerald.
Dahil dito ay nakakatanggap ngayon ng puna si Dawn mula sa mga tagahanga ni Gerald at ng kasintahan nitong si Maja Salvador.
Nariyan ang sabihan siyang "maninira ng relasyon," "flirt," at iba pa.
Ngunit hindi na lang daw ito pinapansin ni Dawn, lalo na’t wala naman daw katotohanan ang mga lumabas na mga balita tungkol sa kanila ni Gerald.
Sabi niya sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “Wala. Deadma lang, kasi alam ko naman ang totoo... na hindi siya totoo.
“People can say their own opinion, para sa akin, ‘wag na lang paapekto.”
THIRD PARTY? Nilinaw rin ni Dawn ang balitang nakikita raw siyang dumadalaw sa tinitirhan ni Gerald.
Diin niya, “Hay, hindi ako yun! Baka may ka-lookalike lang ako.
“Wala kaming communication kaya imposible na makapunta ako doon or makapunta siya sa akin.”
Iginiit din ni Dawn na kahit kailan ay hindi siya maninira ng relasyon ng may relasyon.
“Never, never!" bulalas niya.
"Siyempre naman, ayoko namang maging number two, gusto kong maging number one.
“Saka siyempre, ayokong maging reason ng isang breakup.
"I’ve never been a third party.”
Gerald Anderson in a different league of acting
By Allan Policarpio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Looking back on his experience working on his latest movie, the crime thriller “On the Job,” Gerald Anderson couldn’t help feeling “blessed and lucky” that he was given a “rare opportunity” to be in the company of Piolo Pascual and Joel Torre—two actors in show biz whom he emulates.
In the movie directed by Erik Matti, Gerald plays Daniel, prisoner-turned-hitman under the tutelage of fellow inmate Mario (Joel). Acting alongside the veteran, Gerald pointed out, was at once enjoyable and enriching for himself as a maturing actor.
“I learned and absorbed a lot from Tito Joel. He was my mentor for the film, and now, also for life,” Gerald told the Inquirer. “I picked up a lot of things simply by observing him.”
On the other hand, Piolo—who plays Francis, an NBI agent tasked to hunt down Daniel—has always been one of Gerald’s idols since joining show biz in 2006 via “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition.”
“Working with [Piolo] was a dream come true,” Gerald said. “He was like an elder brother. Not everything’s rosy in show biz; you go through a lot. It’s good to have someone you can talk to.”
The 24-year-old has so far starred mostly in romantic-comedies or dramas, and has been raring to do something different—
specifically, an action movie. Though initially shocked upon learning that he would portray a rough-acting, potty-mouthed contract killer, Gerald said it motivated him even more to accept the role.
The Kapamilya star shared with scribes at a recent press con that he did his own research to prepare for the movie, and also presented his own ideas to Matti. “I watched a lot of movies about hitmen, and tried to learn more about life in prison,” he related. “On the first day of shooting, I told Direk I wanted to shave my eyebrows and do something radically different with my hair… I imagined how Daniel should look.”
One of Gerald’s most memorable experiences working on “OTJ”—declared Jury’s Choice at the recent Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in Korea—was doing a love scene with newbie Dawn Jimenez, which reportedly took eight hours to finish. “We did a lot of different shots… I thought it was kind of awkward for Dawn because it was just her second day on the set. I tried to make her feel comfortable,” Gerald said, adding that the scene turned out beautifully.
Meanwhile, “surreal” was how Gerald described the feeling of attending this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where “On the Job” premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight and ended in a two-minute standing ovation. He recounted standing under the spotlights inside the dark Theater Croisette after the screening.
“Seeing so many people appreciating the film, the acting, the craft… It was so overwhelming, but at the same time humbling as an actor,” he said.
Gerald never imagined that acting would take him to places—literally and figuratively. He said he left Cannes a more educated and inspired actor, and that newfound drive he would take wherever he goes and whatever he does.
Produced by Reality Entertainment and Star Cinema, the movie opens in cinemas today.
Dawn Jimenez admits crush on OTJ co-star Gerald Anderson
by Rey Pumaloy posted on August 27, 2013
Ngayong inamin ni Dawn Jimenez na matagal na niyang crush si Gerald Anderson, hindi ba siya nangangambang baka magkaroon ng isyu sa pagitan nila ng girlfriend ng aktor na si Maja Salvador? Sagot ng baguhang aktres, “Huwag naman sana. It’s not like naman na... admiration lang naman. Hindi naman yung may something else. Hanggang doon lang naman.”
OTJ (On The Job) Movie MINI PRESSCON | August 25, 2013
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Erik Matti on Gerald Anderson's "wild" love scene in OTJ: "Hindi niya alam na naked pala talaga si Dawn.”
by Rey Pumaloy posted on August 22, 2013
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Aminadong nahirapan si Direk Erik Matti na i-execute ang mga love scenes nina Piolo Pascual at Shaina Magdayao, Gerald Anderson at Dawn Jimenez sa upcoming action thriller na OTJ (On The Job).
“Ang hirap kasi sa love scene kailangan mo siyang ilagay—kasi kung kangkangan lang parang hindi naman siya importante sa kuwento.
“The love scenes that we have for Piolo and Gerald—si Piolo with Shaina, Gerald and Dawn—yung dalawang love scenes na yun are necessary to put forward sa story.
'OTJ' Promo in Cebu (Cebu Normal University, SM Cebu, and SM Consolacion, Radio guesting in MOR Cebu) with Gerald Anderson and Dawn Jimenez
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Gerald and Dawn's love scene lasted for 8 hours!
August 20, 2013
Written by : Vinia Vivar
Kontrobersyal agad si Dawn Jimenez sa pelikulang On The Job dahil pinag-uusapan ang 8 oras na love scene niya with Gerald Anderson.
Natawa nga siya nang tanungin namin kung totoo bang inabot ng ganu’n katagal ang pagsu-shoot ng naturang eksena at aniya, ’yan nga raw ang tinatanong ngayon sa kanya ng mga tao.
Biro niya, hindi raw ito dahil sa nagkakamali sila at hindi sila naka-deliver ni Gerald. Inabot daw ng 8 hours dahil metikuloso si Direk Erik Matti at iba’t-ibang anggulo ang kinunan.
“Si Direk Erik kasi, ang dami niyang mga ideas, sobrang creative talaga ng mind niya. Gusto niya, maraming version, so ang dami niyang tina-try, kami naman, go lang nang go, ’di ba?
“Aside from maraming version siya na gustong i-try, iba’t iba rin ’yung angle kaya umabot ng 8 hours,” esplika ni Dawn.
Second movie na ni Dawn ang OTJ. Una siyang napansin sa The Animals ng Cinemalaya Film Festival last year kung saan ay isa siya sa bida with Albi Casiño as her leading man.
Dahil nasa legal age na naman si Dawn (she’s 20 now), okay lang sa kanya ang mga sexy scenes at katwiran niya, bilang isang artista ay kailangan niyang maging open sa lahat ng klase ng role.
“And for me it’s worth it, dahil nakaabot ng Cannes Film Festival and si Gerald naman ’yung kasama, so it’s all worth it,” she said.
Second Bloggers Conference with JP Abellera, Dawn Jimenez, Empress, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre and Direk Erik Matti
Team OTJ up close and personal with the bloggers - On The Job Bloggers Conference
Gerald Anderson shares filming his 8-hour love scene for 'On The Job' & his Cannes experience
Lifestylehub.net | Tuesday, August 13, 2013
"Masakit sa labi!", Gerald Anderson shared when his On The Job Director Erik Matti talked about his 8-hour love scene shoot with newcomer Dawn Jimenez. "Hindi ko naman akalain na ganun palang klaseng love scene. It was different. It was artistic and beautiful naman", the young actor narrated.
Dawn Jimenez and Gerald Anderson answer questions from bloggers (CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS)
During the second bloggers conference held for the Reality Films-made and Star Cinema-distributed movie in ABS-CBN earlier today, it was Erik Matti who proudly discussed how he pushed his actors to a different level of acting in the internationally-recognized film. "Akala kasi nila na regular love scene lang, yung amoy-amoy lang sa dilim. Hindi. Nagulat siya", Matti shared with a laugh.
"I tried to make her comfortable. I did my best to make the scene very realistic", Gerald shared when I asked how he guided Dawn in doing the love scene. "Second day pa lang sa shoot, yun agad ginawa namin. Nakakailang. Nakakagulat", he added. In the fast paced movie, Gerald considered doing the love scene more difficult than doing the action sequences. The young actor also considered his intimate scene with Dawn the most challenging he did so far.
Meanwhile, when a reporter asked for the reaction of Maja Salvador, Gerald's girlfriend, the young actor replied "Secret", declining to explain further if Maja became a reason for the delays in shooting the love scene. The Pinoy Big Brother Teens First Prince also dismissed rumors on him being ready for more intimate scenes in his future movies. "Hindi naman porke't OK ako eh may love scene na every movie. Gagawin ko lang naman if kailangan talaga", he disclosed.
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In the movie, which reaped praised from the critics when it was shown in Cannes Film Festival, Gerald portrays an inmate named Daniel who will turn into a hitman or a professional killer. He co-stars with Piolo Pascual who plays an NBI Agent hunting Daniel. Piolo, for his part also had his share of intimate scenes in the movie which Matti shares is even longer than that of Gerald's. "Two days ata yun", Matti remarked.
"On The Job" was one of the three Filipino movies showcased in Cannes this year but was it got the most positive reviews. "I was very happy when nag standing ovation sila for almost two minutes after the movie. Sabi ko nga kay Piolo, 'Bro, hali ka na baka maiyak pako'. Sumagot naman siya 'Ako nga din eh'", Anderson relates. "Even if it took 4 years to make this movie, wala naman ako regrets. It was worth it and it's my first movie which was sent to an international festival- sa number 1 festival pa!", he added.
Joel Torre, one of the movie's powerhouse cast in the film, also gave positive feedbacks for Gerald's performance. "He and Piolo delivered, definitely. Di kasi lahat nakukuha sa gandang lalaki lang. You can never go wrong with talent", the veteran actor said.
On The Job is the fifth anniversary offering of Star Cinema after Four Sisters and a Wedding, Tuhog, Bakit Di Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? and Ekstra. With rights of the movie purchased for international wide release in USA, Canada and Japan, this action masterpiece is set for nationwide release on August 28, 2013.
VIDEO: Gerald Anderson talks about his love scene in 'On The Job'