Jodi Sta. Maria, Richard Yap, Gabbi Garcia, and Joshua Garcia push the bounds of forbidden love that may break the hearts of those they hold dear in “Unbreak My Heart,” the first collaboration of GMA Network and ABS-CBN Corporation with an ensemble cast led by their formidable stars.
Jodi Sta. Maria and Joshua Garcia talk about intimate scenes in latest series 'Unbreak My Heart'
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Joshua Garcia and Jodi Sta. Maria
Award-winning actors Jodi Sta. Maria and Joshua Garcia recently disclosed that they were both tasked to do intimate scenes for the highly anticipated series "Unbreak My Heart." This marks the first-ever collaboration between GMA Network and ABS-CBN Corporation, featuring an all-star cast led by the two actors.
The official trailer of the series caused quite a stir among Jodi and Joshua's followers when the stars locked lips on screen. It was a moment that took many by surprise and had everyone talking.
In a recent interview at the Seda Hotel in Quezon City, Jodi and Joshua shared that they flawlessly accomplished their task, thanks in part to the production team who provided them with sensuality workshops to aid them.
"For me, as actors, we have agreed on what's required from us. So kung ano ang requirement as actors, we will deliver. If I feel uncomfortable with something, then we should do something about it," said Jodi, 40, when asked about intimate scene in the latest series. "I'm just thankful for the production team for providing us with sensuality workshops because it really helped me get through a difficult scene like that."
Joshua, 25, said: "Katulad ng sinabi ni Ate Jodie, yun kasi ang nire-require sa story so as actors, you have to deliver talaga. Gusto ko rin na challenged ako sa ginagawa ko. So it's another challenge for me na nagagawa namin yun kasama ang mga director."
(Like Ate Jodie said, that's what is required in the story so as actors, you really have to deliver. I also like to be challenged in what I do. So it's another challenge for me with the directors.)
Jodi added: "Sabi ko nga, paiyakin na lang ninyo ako ng buong araw pero pag ganitong scenes kinakabahan pa rin ako masanay sanay but then yung mga ganung klaseng difficult and challenging scenes would require you a lot of trust not only from your co-actors but from your co-director. That you also have to trust in their vision na alam mo na they will take care of you, hindi ka nila pababayaan sa scenes. And they will make sure that it will artistically done. Ang ganda naman ng kinalabasan ng eksena."
(I said, just let me cry all day long but with scenes like this, I'm still nervous. I'm still not used to those kinds of difficult and challenging scenes which would require you a lot of trust not only from your co-actors but from your co-director. You also have to trust in their vision and you know that they will take care of you, they will not leave you behind in the scenes. And they will make sure that it will be artistically done. The outcome of the scene is beautiful.)
Joshua and Jodi
Jodi, Joshua, Richard Yap, and Gabbi Garcia push the bounds of forbidden love that may break the hearts of those they hold dear in “Unbreak My Heart."
The romantic-drama series premieres this May 29 on GMA Telebabad, Pinoy Hits, and I Heart Movies at 9:35 PM from Mondays to Thursdays, 11:25 PM on GTV, and it is also available on GMA Pinoy TV and TFC. It will also stream 48 hours before its TV broadcast in the Philippines on GMANetwork.com and iWantTFC, as well as in 16 territories outside of the Philippines on Viu beginning on May 27.
“Unbreak My Heart” follows the compelling story of Rose (Jodi), a woman who is desperate to heal her shattered heart and atone for her sins by rebuilding the family that she has lost. In her journey, she falls in love and gets entangled in a May-September love affair with the charming Renz (Joshua), an equally wounded soul who helps Rose fill the void in her heart.
Later on, Renz falls in love with a young and beautiful girl named Alex (Gabbi), who sees Renz as her knight in shining armor and is willing to fight for her love for him.
As Rose, Renz, and Alex get caught in a love triangle, their relationships will be thwarted with even more pain and suffering as their lives take a darker turn when Matt (Richard) meddles with their affairs in order to protect his family.
Will Rose fight for Renz even if Alex is already in his life? Will Rose get the forgiveness she’s been longing for or will Matt make her face the consequences of her sins?
“Unbreak My Heart,” which was shot in the scenic locations of Switzerland, Italy, and the Philippines, is directed by Emmanuel Q. Palo and Dolly Dulu and produced by Dreamscape Entertainment. The series also stars industry veterans Laurice Guillen, Eula Valdes, Sunshine Cruz, Nikki Valdez, Romnick Sarmenta, and Victor Neri, with Dionne Monsanto, PJ Endrinal, Maey Bautista, Marvin Yap, and Mark Rivera, and up-and-coming young actors Will Ashley, Jeremiah Lisbo, and Bianca de Vera.