- "Ang Panday" is one of the entries in Metro Manila Film Festival 2017
- Coco Martin chooses Mariel and Kylie for his leading ladies
- Coco said that there were no kissing scenes in the movie
KAMI learned that the closest that Coco got was a kiss on the cheek from Kylie. ABS-CBN Entertainment previously reported about this. Kylie Verzosa won as Miss International 2016.
"Beso lang po. Well, nahiya din po ako. Pero beso lang 'yun. Siguro mga tatlong takes yun," Kylie said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
Coco Martin also admits that he took consideration on how Mariel de Leon's parents would react if there's a kissing scene. The Binibining Pilipinas International 2017 titleholder is the daughter of veteran actors Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong.
"Isa na rin 'yun. Siyempre nahihiya ako. Siyempre ipinagkatiwala sa akin ni tito Boyet (De Leon) and tita Sandy (Andolong) si Mariel. Gusto ko na kapag napanood nila, mapa-proud sila sa anak nila." Coco said.
Mariel de Leon and Kylie Verzosa were both grateful to Coco Martin for taking care of them while they were filming.
"For me kasi I'm not that experienced with acting, so it was a bit weird to be that close to someone that I don't know that well. Pero after a few minutes, I was very comfortable kasi super, super bait ni Coco. He really took care of us," Mariel said.
"Every scene, he wanted me to look good. He wanted me to push myself in terms of acting, especially 'yung mga crying scene," she added.
Coco Martin also shared on why she included Kylie Verzosa in the movie.
"Narinig ko na gusto niyang pumasok sa showbiz. Kapag nakakarinig kasi ako ng ganun, naiisip ko nung nagsisimula ako. Gusto kong makapagbigay ng opportunity. May way eh. Binabalik ko lang 'yung mga nangyari sa akin noon." he answered.
Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday or simply Ang Panday, is an upcoming 2017 Philippine epic fantasy action movie based on the eponymous comic book character created by Carlo J. Caparas, along with his subordinate Steve Gan. The film will be directed, produced and starred by Coco Martin in the title role. This will mark Coco's first directorial debut under his real name, Rodel Nacianceno.
KAMI wants to congratulate Coco and the whole cast and staff of Ang Panday for a great movie!