BAKIT HINDI KA CRUSH NG CRUSH MO, the Star Cinema film adaptation of the best-selling ‘self-help- humor book of self-proclaimed ‘Internet Action Star’ and UP Diliman Professor RAMON BAUTISTA garnered over P100 million in ticket sales with less than three weeks in the box office.
The movie was directed by BB JOYCE BERNAL and stars KIM CHIU (Sandy Veloso), XIAN LIM (Alex Prieto), KEAN CIPRIANO (Gardo) and RAMON BAUTISTA himself narrating the events of the film and giving ‘moving-on’ tips to the characters just like in his book.
The book was recently republished and film character descriptions were included in the pages. The cover was also changed to include Kim and Xian.
“Bakit natanggal yung mukha ko sa cover?” – asked Ramon Bautista
“Bakit hindi?” – Bb Joyce Bernal answered
In an interview with the cast, we asked Kim, Xian and Kean about some book and film related ‘slumbook’ questions and here are their answers:
WHAT IS BEAUTY?
“It’s what you feel inside – your attitude toward people and yourself – Maganda ka nga pero chaka naman ugali mo.” – KIM
“Beauty is something that you can’t explain – yung X sa X-factor na tinatawag ay isang mystery – it’s something magical” – KEAN
“It depends on how you see life, positive attitude or negative attitude.” - XIAN
HOW SIMILAR ARE YOU WITH YOUR CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE?
“Gardo is an Asshole. He’s an aspiring musician. Siguro similar kami when it comes to being a musician and being a dreamer.” – KEAN
“With Alex, siguro yung passion sa music.” – XIAN
“Sandy? Best traits ay yung having a positive outlook sa buhay, hilig nya na magpasaya ng ibang tao, loving, charming at dream n’ya na magkaroon ng true love.” – KIM
WHAT DO YOU USUALLY USE FIRST WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE – HEART, MIND or BIRD?
“Wala naman akong bird (laughs), puso ako, tapos after ilang months utak then comes the bird (laughs again), ano bayang bird na yan.. love bird? (laughs).” – KIM
“Sa love kasi kailangan yung whole being hindi lang heart, mind or yung birds. Combination dapat nung tatlo.” – KEAN
DESCRIBE YOUR FIRST CRUSH EXPERIENCE?
“Sa compound namin, mahilig kasi kami maglaro – patintero, tumbang preso, habulan – lahat yun sinasalihan ko para makasama ko lang siya. Tapos pag-luto-lutuan ang laro kunyari di ako marunong tapos ayun tinutulungan niya ako. Mga niluluto namin mga dahon at buhangin.” – KIM
“Nung 6 years old ako meron akong crush taga sa amin, lagi ako nakikipaglaro sa labas tapos nag date kami sa playground pero hanggang ganun na lang yun. Tapos di kami naging okay e kasi minsan naglalaro kami binato niya ko ng bola.” – KEAN
“Medyo torpe kasi ako, ang naalala ko lang nung minsan nasa bus ako nakasakay ko yung crush ko tapos nag-attempt ako na mag say Hi, kaso dahil sa kaba napasigaw yung pag Hi ko sa kanya, kaya ayun di niya ko pinansin at napahiya lang ako.” – XIAN
DESCRIBE YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH DIREK JOYCE IN THIS MOVIE?
“This is my first full-length movie with her, Direk Joyce is full of surprises. May puso siya.” Xian said.
“Lahat naman tayo may puso ah?” Kim interrupted and laughs.
“What I mean is she cares for all the artista, she makes sure that everything is fine.” Xian explained.
Kim said that she idolizes Bb Joyce very much.
“Idol ko si Direk Joyce, sobrang galing at sobrang nakakatuwa.”
Kean on the other hand said that Direk Joyce is a great friend,
“My first ever gig sa TV si Direk Joyce ang director ko, I told her na ‘di ako marunong at di ko alam kung ano ang gagawin ko’ tapos sabi n’ya ‘ok lang sige kung trip mo gawin – gawin natin, kung hindi – back out ka.’ I consider her as a mentor at isang matalik na kaibigan. Pangarap nga namin sana na magkasama ulit kami sa isang pelikula at nangyari yun dito sa pelikula na to. Gusto ko pa gumawa ng maraming pelikula kasama si Direk (Joyce).”
If there’s one thing that this movie is trying to impart to all hopeless romantics and brokenhearted people in the world is that,
“Kung hindi ka crush ng crush mo, ibig sabihin there must be something or someone better for you out there, so better yourself and prepare so that when that comes to you, you’re ready.”
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