Why Piolo's relationship with Inigo, at the beginning, wasn't smooth-sailing
By Regina Tabora
They might be the picture of closeness these days, but Piolo Pascual and son Inigo weren’t always comfortable with each other. Like all relationships, a lot of time had to pass in order for them to build a strong one.
During the bloggers conference for “Northern Lights: A Journey to Love” last March 14, Piolo related that the adjustment period that he had to go through with Inigo was similar to his character’s problem in the film.
“Hindi mo alam kung saan ka lulugar, hindi mo alam how to act in front of him kasi you have to be an adult. Kailangan mong maging mature para sa kanya kasi hindi mo naman pwedeng sabihin na siya ‘yung mag-level sa’yo. Ikaw ‘yung mag-a-adjust for him kasi he’s just a kid,” he said.
Piolo further mentioned that when he first met Inigo, he wasn’t sure how to accept him in his life.
“Wala kasing lukso ng dugo, eh,” he said. “But down the line, there is this one day that I realized kamukha ko talaga ‘yung anak ko… Hindi pupuwedeng ipagkait sa bata ‘yung ganoong karapatan na magkaroon ng magulang.”
“Hindi ko inisip kung ano mangyayari sa career ko [noong nakasama ko na si Inigo]. Hindi ko inisip kung anong mangyayari sa buhay ko. I just had to give him that right to have a father,” he said.
“Northern Lights: A Journey to Love,” directed by Dondon Santos, is a story about love, forgiveness, and acceptance.
Charlie Sr. (Piolo) is a free-spirited bachelor living the life underneath the majestic northern lights of Alaska. When his estranged son Charlie Jr. (Raikko Mateo) comes into his life, he is forced to face his past, atone for his mistakes, and learn to love again.
Helping him in his journey for redemption is Angel (Yen Santos), who went to Alaska to look for her mother and eventually discover who she really is.
In their search to find themselves, will Charlie Sr. and Angel be able to get not just what they want, but what they need as well? Would they find the strength to forgive and love again?
Find out when “Northern Lights” opens in cinemas on March 29!