The ABS-CBN drama series “Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon” has captured audiences with its riveting storyline.
Though the story is quite familiar, particularly to avid teleserye watchers, directors Trina Dayrit and Jerome Pobocan have made it interesting to watch utilizing clever twists.
Of course, there are also the effective portrayals by lead stars Bea Alonzo and Paulo Avelino.
Before the story ends on Oct. 10, Bea and Paulo shared the challenges in doing the show.
Portraying two characters
On the series, Bea plays the dual roles of Emmanuelle Gaspar-Romero, a feisty lawyer; and Rose Buenavista-Salvador, the kindhearted heiress of the Buena Criollo chocolate company.
Bea admits there were times when she would get lost between characters.
“‘Yung mga panahon na galit ako kay Patrick (Paulo’s character) sa story, masyado akong nagiging Emmanuelle, masyadong palaban. Kino-control ako nila direk. Sinasabi nila, ‘We need to see Rose kasi parag nakakalimutan na siya ng mga tao,’” she recalls.
She is thankful for the input, admitting that “hindi mo naman nache-check ‘yung sarili mo all the time kung tama ba (ginagawa mo).”
Another tricky aspect in her portrayal of Rose is how she interacts with her leading men.
“Marami kang dapat i-consider sa bawat salita na sasabihin at reaksyon (na bibitawan niya). Mahirap kung paano mo titimplahin na hindi magmu-mukhang malandi si Rose especially since may dalawang lalaki sa buhay niya, si Patrick at si Leo (portrayed by Albert Martinez),” she shares.
Paulo considers Rose’s transformation into Emmannuelle as an exciting part of the series. At that point, his character has already remarried: to Sasha Syquia-Salvador, played by Maricar Reyes.
“Ang hirap kasi hindi mo alam (ano ang dapat gawin) kasi may asawa si Patrick, may anak. Hindi mo alam kung mali ba na ipakita na may nararamdaman siya kay Rose or sa viewer naman, parang, paano nila makikita na hindi nangangaliwa itong lalaking ito,” he says.
One of the most talked-about moments in the series is Bea and Paolo’s love scene, which apparently landed the 26-year-old heartthrob among Twitter’s worldwide trending topics a few hours after it aired.
Avelino maintains it was a difficult task. “Mahirap kasi mainit tapos siyempre iisipin mo rin si Bea, may sinusunod kang script, may sinusunod kang instruction habang ginagawa.”
Kasabay ng pagtatapos ng 'Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon' nina Bea Alonzo at Paulo Avelino ang isyung nag-'the end' ang rumored romance sa pagitan nina Paulo at KC Concepcion.