FAMOUS: Sylvia Sanchez explores single mom's role in 'Misis Piggy'

Sylvia Sanchez

Award-winning actress Sylvia Sanchez plays the role of a single mother named Marivic who is working hard to support her three grown children.

Sylvia said she can easily relate to the role being a working mom to four children in real life, including her second child and "Misis Piggy" co-star Ria who plays her eldest daughter on the show.

“Nakaka-relate ako kasi yung pagiging hardworking, na sobra gagawin lahat ng klase ng trabaho para maitaguyod yung mga anak ko. Ginawa ko naman talaga sa totoong buhay yun. And very close din sa akin ito dahil meron akong Lani which is si Ria sa totoong buhay. Kasi pag wala ako sa bahay, pag artista ako, pag hindi ako nagiging nanay sa bahay, may sumasalo na isang Ria which is siya talaga,” she revealed.

Sylvia also revealed her experience working for the first time with Carlo Catu, the writer and director of the project.

“First day pa lang, importante kasi sa akin yung collaboration, palaging aktor at director. First day, first time naming nagkita. Sinabi ko sa kanya kung hindi niya magustuhan ang take one, i-take two natin, hangga’t gusto mo, hanggang kaya mo. Kasi hindi ka puwede magyabang na ikaw yung artista dito. At the same time hindi siya puwede magyabang na siya yung director siya yung masusunod. Collaboration yun para maging okay,” she said. 

Last year, Sylvia revealed her plans to take a break from showbiz after doing the popular drama series “Huwag Kang Mangamba” where she played the role of Barang, a differently abled beggar. The veteran actress said nothing has changed with her plans, even with the addition of her current series "Misis Piggy" to her portfolio this year.

“Kaklaruhin ko lang ‘to, after ko maramdaman yung pagka-drain dun, grateful ako sa 'Huwag Kang Mangamba' ha dun kay Barang. Sobrang ganda ng role pero very tiring lang yun...sobra. Habang ginagawa yung pa-ending, nagsabi ako na after nito, what’s next na serye? So sabi ko pahinga muna ako sa serye. Pero bago ako nagpahinga sa serye natanggap ko na ‘to eh at in-offer na sa akin. Eh naka-oo ako. Kaya mas nauna ako na mag-de-decide ako na magpahinga muna sa serye,” she admitted.


KC Concepcion

As KC Concepcion marked a new milestone in her career as an actress, her mega mom Sharon Cuneta reposted a video that features a montage of old photos and clips of KC. 

In the caption, Sharon shared how proud she is of KC for being part of “an all-Asian, mostly Pinoy Hollywood movie.”

"My eldest @kristinaconcepcion now doing an all-Asian, mostly Pinoy Hollywood movie. Tina, I am proud of you! Show the world what you’ve got!” she said. 

It was April 2021 when it was confirmed that KC was taking on the leading actress role in the romantic-comedy film. Toni Gonzaga-Soriano was originally set to play the lead character, but had to drop out due to “schedule conflicts.” 

KC, who is set to star alongside Dante Basco, confirmed the news through a post on Instagram. 'Thank you for joining us on this new journey. Grateful to be part of this Asian-American project, with our amazing cast and crew,” KC said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.

“I’m very happy na nung binasa ko pa lang yung script, na feel ko agad na this is for me. It was the perfect role for a romantic-comedy na matagal ko nang gustong gawin. It was so perfect and to come back with this project..nakaka-proud,” KC added.