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KC Concepcion and Richard Guittierez, closer than ever
By Rachelle Siazon
It seems that there’s something more to KC Concepcion and Richard Guittierez’s "special friendship" than meets the eye. One can’t help noticing the unmistakable chemistry between them during the press conference for their upcoming movie For The First Time. The young actor can hardly keep his hands off KC as he was seen with his arm around KC’s waist all throughout the afternoon gathering (July 31).
As the press con started first, KC recounted how she felt really nervous kissing Richard in front of the camera with lots of tourists ogling them. "Sobrang ninerbyos po talaga ko. Yun bang parang yung camera hindi na naging friendly. Sa isip ko parang chismoso yung camera. Ganun yung naisip ko tuloy. Sobra akong ninerbyos, sobrang naka-ilang take talaga kami," said KC. She even apologized to the film crew for being a cause of delay, "Nahihiya talaga ako sa kanila. Sorry ako ng sorry na, ‘Uy, sorry ha. Nahihiya talaga ko
pero after nito anything na ipagawa niyo okay na ako’," KC recalled.
She eventually warmed up to the difficult scene though by internalizing the romantic feel of shooting in a place overlooking the entire city of Santorino, Greece. Moreover, the experience taught her a great lesson on separating what’s real from reel. "Ang dami ko ring natutunan bilang actress na kelangan ‘wag mahiya, na tandaan mo lang na meron kang ibang buhay na ginagampanan, yung ganun."
Aside from sharing countless onscreen kisses, spending 10 days abroad for their shoot enabled KC and Chard to get to know each other very well, just as Richard claimed, "Siguro kami ni Kace andun kami sa point na sobrang kumportable namin sa isat-isa na
nasasabi na namin yung mga secrets namin [sa isa’t isa]. Siguro may mga nashe-share ako kay KC na mga bagay na walang ibang nakakaalam habang andun kami sa Santorino. At may mga na-share [din] siya sa akin."
The dashing actor further revealed how KC took good care of him while they were in a foreign country. "Maasikaso si KC. There was a point na kami ng kapatid ko—kasama ko kasi kapatid ko—siyempre after a long day shoot ‘pagmay break, kami ng kapatid ko imbis na kakain kami somewhere, bagsak [agad] kami sa kama, tulog kami kahit ‘di pa kami kumakain. Biglang ito si KC kakatok… nagdadala siya ng food for us! Ang sweet ‘di ba?" Richard exclaimed.
Hearing their fun stories together only stresses the depth of their closeness. In fact they even exchanged necklaces and bracelets, their souvenirs from Santorino, with inscribed Greek symbols that they associate with their feelings for each other, "Ibig sabihin nun first time in Greece with a special someone. Tapos very positive yung meaning, optimistic, and adventurous," said Richard who described their gifts to each other for the local media’s knowledge.
At the end of press con, KC—who tried to dodge the tricky questions regarding the real score between her and Chard—finally admitted some of her feelings towards her leading man, "It’s very easy to love someone like Chard. Kayo ba hindi madadala sa mga tingin
niya? Prakitisado na niya yan eh. Of course he's a good friend. Right now kumportable kami sa isa’t-isa talaga and I think that’s important in any friendship in any future relationship naman. Pero hindi talaga namin iiniisip ngayon yun. Pero kung ano nalang po ang manyari, yun nalang po siguro," she lengthily stated.
Richard also agreed that they are taking things one step at a time, "Kung ano man po ang nagyayari ngayon, give us the freedom to indulge in our feelings now. And kung ano man ang mangyari sa amin, we will let you know. Promise.