By Rachelle Siazon
While outright nudity is a no-no (remember Rafael Rosell’s butt exposure in Maligno?), Direk Wenn Deramas confirmed that Anne Curtis is barely covered with plaster whenever she’s in her Dyosa Agua and Dyosa Tierra costumes for Dyosa. The director has previously stressed that shooting a fully-clothed mermaid or centaur is ridiculous and out of the question. But the daring scenes were simply shot in such a way that they are still suitable for young and impressionable would-be viewers of the show.
Moreover, Anne completely trusted Direk Wenn to handle her delicate scenes. In fact, only a few members of the production staff are allowed on the set when the beautiful actress will be almost in the buff. On the other hand, Sam—who’s yet to tape more scenes with his real-life sweetheart—couldn’t help but get shocked with Anne’s state of undress particularly when she’s a centaur. Anne denied however that this caused a misunderstanding between her and Sam. "In-explain ko lang sa kanya na kailangan, na kasama yun sa work. Naintindihan naman niya dahil artista din naman siya," she explained during the recent presscon of Dyosa at the Manila Ocean Park. "Pero siyempre yung initial reaction niya, nagulat siya kasi from afar mukhang [hubad] talaga. Eh tumatakbo-takbo pa ako, ‘di ba? [In the end] naintindihan naman niya."
Anne further dished on the challenges she had to face with her multiple costumes. "Pinakamahirap yung centaur. Unang-una nahihirapan ako kasi hindi ko alam kung paano kumikilos ang isang kabayo. And dun sa fiberglass na body ng kabayo, nakaluhod po ako sa loob nun, so masakit siya sa likod. Pero ‘tiisable’ naman siya," she charmingly exclaimed. Her Dyosa Cielo persona also posed more difficulties since putting on the required prosthetics, makeup, and hair extensions take a lot of time. "Pinakamadali po yung mermaid kasi sinusuot ko lang yung buntot, as is lang yung hair ko, and no makeup [is needed]," she added. Difficult as it is getting into the costumes for her different personas, Anne doesn’t mind doing them, including the mortal guise of Josephine.
Co-stars Sam Milby and Luis Manzano also have their favorites among Anne’s Dyosa Tierra, Dyosa Cielo, and Dyosa Agua personas. Like most people, Sam chose Dyosa Cielo or the bird since Anne looks really stunning with her colorful wings. Luis, ever the sweet-talker, answered differently. "Ako siguro wala sa tatlo. For me it's really Josephine lang. Kasi for me, Anne's beauty ever since na nakilala ko siya, 60% yung physical, 40% yung personality niya. ‘Pag lumalabas yung tunay niyang ugali, dun siya mas nagiging dyosa para sa akin."
Brace yourselves as Dyosa lands in the Primetime Bida slot this coming August 11 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.
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