For their parts in Encounter, Cristine Reyes and Diego Loyzaga have yet to attend a workshop.
Encounter is a remake of the popular South Korean drama of the same name.
They didn’t get the opportunity to get to know each other well before the project since they didn’t have a workshop beforehand.
Diego stated that Cristine, his leading woman, terrified him.
And, since he was intimidated, he went out of his way to ensure that everything went smoothly.
“I can’t mess up,” Diego said in a interview
Given that Cristine is his senior, the actor explained that the actress knows a lot more than he does, so he took sure not to give everyone a hard time on every take.
He also stated that in order to avoid embarrassing himself in front of the actress, he learned his lines ahead of time.
The Encounter trailer depicts s*xual tension between Diego and Cristine as they meet at the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, as well as the Bangui Wind Farm in the nearby town of Bangui.
According to director Jeffrey Jeturian, “Ang dapat abangan ng audience ay kung paano maiinlab iyong dalawang karakter, at kung paano nila ipaglalaban iyong kanilang pagmamahalan.”
“Kasi, iyong kuwento, two strangers meet in a romantic place and fall in love instantly, but there are circumstances that prevent them from pursuing their relationship.
“Like age gap, at saka yung employer-employee relationship. Iyong employer-employee status nila.
“Kaya buong series magre-revolve around doon sa struggle, at saka yung pakikipaglaban nila para ma-attain nila iyong kanilang pagmamahalan.”
The cinematography and production design of the Pinoy version of Encounter, which competes with the original South Korean version, are definitely stunning.
“Originally kasi, we intended to shoot out of the country. Pero dahil nga sa travel restrictions, we were limited to choices dito sa Philippines.
“And I’ve been to Ilocos before, and importante dito sa kuwento yung sunset. And natatandaan ko, doon sa Burgos sa Ilocos Norte, may lighthouse doon na maganda yung sunset.
“So, I recommended that we shoot it in Ilocos Norte.”