‘Pretend nostril’: Dennis Trillo’s greatest problem whereas taking pictures ‘OTJ2’

Dennis Trillo

Erik Matti, director of “On the Job 2: The Lacking 8,” mentioned he requested Dennis Trillo, one in every of his two leads within the collection, to put on a pretend nostril as a result of he discovered the latter too good-looking to play a killer wanting to interrupt out of jail.

The collection, which additionally options John Arcilla as a corrupt provincial journalist, will premiere on HBO Go on Sept. 12 with new episodes premiering each subsequent Saturday. Additionally it is competing on the ongoing 2021 Venice Movie Competition in Italy.

“It is a sort of materials whereby you don’t audition folks for main roles. Instantly, we obtained Dennis to be part of it. Our drawback was that he’s too good-looking and clean-looking to be somebody who’s languishing in jail,” mentioned Erik, who attended a latest video chat with native present biz scribes whereas in Italy.

“Coming from ‘On the Job 1’ the place we had Gerald Anderson, parang quota na ako sa mga gwapo sa loob ng kulungan. So we got here up with the concept of Dennis’ character Roman sporting a damaged nostril. What the prosthetics did was that I introduced out Roman. Taking a look at Dennis, you’ll not see the favored actor when he’s doing his scenes.”

Erik additional mentioned: “He’s such a revelation on this film. He’s so endearing although he’s a killer. It’s arduous to clarify this with out spoiling something. It’s higher that you simply watch the collection, and I inform you, you’ll fall in love along with his character.”

Dennis admitted that sporting prosthetics had been robust whereas taking pictures. “We didn’t have air-conditioning techniques in most of our set areas. I used to be all the time in makeshift prisons with 10 different folks. I needed to put on that factor for the entire day, however I used to be instructed I’ve to interchange it each six hours in an effort to keep away from my face getting irritated. I needed to reapply make-up once more after a short time. That, to me, was the largest problem. Sure, it was arduous however it was all value it,” he instructed Inquirer Leisure.

Stylized documentary

Sporting a pretend nostril helped Dennis actually get into his character, the actor added. “It made it simpler for me to distinguish Roman from the opposite characters I’ve labored on,” he burdened. “It additionally helped that he was created to signify sure social points that the movie needed to sort out. His life experiences mirror many others.’ It tells us that this might occur to lots of us on account of poverty. I prefer it that this movie is form of a stylized documentary. The viewers will be taught and uncover rather a lot from watching this one.”

Trillo sporting a pretend nostril

Dennis admitted that he wasn’t conscious of being handpicked to play Roman previous to the press convention. “I simply know that I’ve all the time been a fan of Direk Erik’s work so I instructed my supervisor that I needed to make a film with him. I mentioned I’d play any function so long as it’s with Direk. It simply feels good that I’m a part of this mission.

“It’s already a bonus that will probably be showcased out of the country, and that will probably be accessed on TV globally, too. I suppose each actor dreamed of one thing like this. That is it! I’ve waited for this for a very long time, and now, it’s lastly occurring,” he beamed.

Dennis was scheduled to affix Erik in Italy the day after the presscon. Sadly, he flew there on his personal as a result of his long-time girlfriend Jennylyn Mercado already has a previous dedication. “I’ll be lonely on the journey there as a result of I’ll be flying alone. Jen is presently in a lock-in taping for a brand new present on GMA-7. She had needed to go, too. She simply jogged my memory that she’s happy with me.”

Feeling nervous

When requested to speak about their schedule on the Venice filmfest, Erik mentioned: “I attempted to learn up on the actions of movies like us which might be a part of the official choice, however I ended midway after I noticed that there have been screenings already and that they obtained so many good opinions. This made me really feel insecure. I believed, ‘What if our first screenings fail as a result of our file obtained corrupted in the course of viewing?’”

Erik mentioned he’s clearly feeling nervous as a result of he’s “up in opposition to actually established filmmakers; and movies which have extra fashionable actors, larger funds. The one factor I’m holding on to is that our movie is a part of just some movies and after the premiere in Venice, we can be displaying it in Rome and Milan.”

Towards the top, reporters requested Dennis what he would really like for the viewers to be taught from his character. To this, he replied: “I suppose one of many issues they will be taught from Roman is that you must by no means belief anybody, particularly if you’re in disaster. You may’t actually make certain who your allies are.”

As reluctant hit man Roman

Dennis added that he hopes for the Filipino viewers to really feel happy with each the movie and the collection after watching it. “I need this to function a reminder that Filipinos are able to elevating the standard of their merchandise, particularly in filmmaking; and that that is additionally the right automobile to showcase our expertise to the remainder of the world.”

“On the Job 2: The Lacking 8” is the sequel to the 2013 motion movie starring Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joey Marquez and Rayver Cruz.

As an HBO Asia Unique collection, it was conceptualized as a six-episode present, whereby an abridged model of the unique movie can be streamed as Episodes 1 and a couple of.

Tackling press freedom

Whereas the film shines a light-weight on felony syndicates that make use of prisoners (like Roman) to hold out assassinations and their ties with highly effective folks within the navy and the federal government, the collection provides one other sinister layer to the world that Erik envisioned in his movie. As a bunch of journalists all of a sudden go lacking within the city of La Paz below extremely suspicious circumstances, the collection tackles the real-world problems with press freedom, corruption within the media and the way the risks that include exposing the misdeeds of individuals in energy can generally value your life.

Scene from “On the Job: The Lacking 8”

OTJ2 additionally options Christopher de Leon, Lotlot de Leon, Dante Rivero, Isabelle de Leon and Andrea Brillantes. It’s cowritten by Erik and Michiko Yamamoto and is produced by Actuality MM Studios and Globe Studios. INQ

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