Adrian Lindayag is grateful to veteran actress Cherry Pie Picache for giving him valuable acting tips during their lock-in taping for the new teleserye “Marry Me, Marry You.”
Lindayag shared what he learned from Picache during the online press conference for the said TV series last Sept. 2. The series, meanwhile, is showing via the iWantTFC app, the Kapamilya online platforms, A2Z and TV5 channels, and The Filipino Channel.
“Kay Mamang (Cherry Pie), sabi niya, ‘Work for the scene and just do the work.’ Period. As in ‘wag mong kinakalimutan na ginagawa mo ‘yung eksena dahil gusto mong ikuwento ang kinukuwento noon,” the young actor said.
(From Mamang, she said, ‘Work for the scene and just do the work.’ Period. And don’t forget that you are doing the scene because you want to tell its story.)
“So, ‘yun lang lagi ang focus mo, wala na ‘yung kaba, whatever. ‘Yun lang talaga ang focus mo as an actor. It keeps you grounded,” he recalled Picache’s advice.
(So, that’s you’re only focus. Let go of the nervousness or whatever else. That’s your only focus as an actor.)
Lindayag also cited another veteran actor, Lito Pimentel, for his generosity in giving words of encouragement.
“‘Yung kay Papang (Lito Pimentel) naman, ang favorite kong sinasabi niya, actually, hindi naman advice pero napaka-generous ni Papang na (magbigay) ng words of encouragement,” he said. (As for Papang, my favorite thing that he said, actually, is not an advice, but he is so generous in giving words of encouragement.)
“Siyempre, sa baguhang artista, nakakataba ng puso ‘yung parang meron kang fuel to work even harder, to continue what you are doing,” said the actor who plays Kelvin, a supportive brother to Camille (Janine Gutierrez). (Of course, for a newcomer, it fills the heart to have something like a fuel to work even harder, to continue what you are doing.)
This makes acting in “Marry Me, Marry You” a memorable experience indeed for Lindayag.
“Lahat memorable kasi natututo ka sa eksena from the people you work with,” he said. (Everything about it is memorable because you learn from the scene, from the people you work with.)
Prior to “Marry Me, Marry You” which is led by Gutierrez and Paulo Avelino, Lindayag also starred in the Boys’ Love series “Love Beneath the Stars” which aired its finale yesterday. JB