By Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
Sept. 24, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The one-month shoot of The Filipino Channel’s second film installment, “Edsa Woolworth,” has wrapped in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For its lead star, Pokwang, it was hard to say goodbye to the cast and crew she has grown to love. She said, “It was so much fun it didn’t feel like work. We looked forward to shooting everyday. It’s hard to come back to the Philippines knowing you left behind a job and co-workers you have grown to love.”
Pokwang plays Edsa Woolworth, the oldest among three siblings taking care of their American stepfather. The movie not only focuses on family responsibilities, but also on sacrifices when it comes to love.
The man Pokwang’s character seems to take for granted is Chad Bauer, played by San Francisco Bay Area-based actor Lee O’Brian.
The chemistry was evident between the two stars from the get-go. The first time they met was on a shoot – and the first scene they shot had a kissing scene.
Giggling, Powkang shared, “The first kiss felt good. I hope it happens again!”
“We definitely were able to jump past any timidness or worry about that (first kiss) and get to the subject at hand and work out any nuances or fear we might have. Plus, when you do eight to ten takes — after awhile, it becomes comfortable,” O’Brian chimed in with a smile.
Pokwang is still hoping to find the next man in her life and she would want him to be a foreigner because she says a foreigner would not make a fuss of her being a celebrity and would probably love her for her own person – not for her fame.
She said if she’d ever fall in love again, she will make sure her only child, Mae, is set for her future.
But for now, there’s no denying the budding friendship between Pokwang her new leading man.
Pokwang said, “Lee is such a gentleman and I would like to work with him again.”
O’Brian added, “As friends and as colleagues, there’s definitely chemistry and beyond that, I don’t know. We’re just wrapping up the film for now. So I can’t speak on that yet.”
“Edsa Woolworth” is slated for a U.S. release later on this year.