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Diether Ocampo is excited about working on his first action series, 'Guns and Roses'

Ocampo admits his role in the upcoming action series 'Guns and Roses' is a big challenge.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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5/22/2011 12:47 AM
Diether Ocampo is excited about working on his first action series, 'Guns and Roses'


052211-diether_main.jpgAs part of the cast of the upcoming Kapamilya action-drama series, Guns and Roses, Diether Ocampo felt very honored to be chosen to go head-to-head with a top action star like Robin Padilla in his very first action series. In the series, Diether plays the role of Marcus Aguilar, a troubled man who is torn between his quest to discover the mystery between his mentor’s disappearance and unrequited feelings for the one woman he truly loves.

Diether says that he enjoys his character’s many layers because it is a new kind of acting challenge for him “Yung character ni Marcus is sobrang demanding. Ang hirap nyang gampanan dahil marami siyang pinagdadaanan and it’s too complex which I like so much dahil it’s something that I haven’t done before. Meron siyang pinaglalaban aside from yung pagmamahal niya dun sa character ni Bea (Alonzo). He was trying to find justice para sa kanyang father figure and mentor. He was trying to unfold kung bakit kailangan mabura sa mundo yung mentor niya. Marami siyang mga nadi-discover about himself kasi yung mga tao sa paligid niya mismo yung nag-ko-conceal nung mga nangyari sa nakaraan and there area lot of things that parang he’s trying to deny sa sarili niya kasi parang hindi niya matanggap na ganito pala talaga yung mundo na ginagalawan niya,” he shared during the Guns and Roses pictorial held last May 19 at the ABS-CBN compound.

Another key point of Diether’s character is his almost obsessive compulsive. Nature. “That’s why I really like the character dahil very challenging. He’s very organized, may pagka-O.C. siya so he’s trying to control himself and hindi niya rin mapigilan yung emotion niya bilang tao. Kahit sino namang may pinagdadaanan, the more mong pigilan, lalong umaalma di ba? So parang ganun yung journey ni Marcus. Yung kinikimkim niya na pagmamahal na nararamdaman niya lang sa isang taong hindi naman siya ang gusto. Kasi yung character ni Bea na si Rain ay nahuhumaling kay Abel which is played by Robin. Maganda yung dynamics nung tatlong characters dahil mature na yung mga roles naming dito. Very solid yung bawat character. Although the challenge there is to be able to convey it in such a way na hindi ganun ka-complicated para maintindihan kaagad ng viewers,” he shared.

The 34-year-old actor said he made sure to be prepared to tackle his role once taping for the soap began. “It’s a very demanding role, that’s why I really had to prepare physically, mentally and psychologically. This is totally different sa mga nagawa ko na dati na teleserye na may mga simpleng eksena. Dito walang simpleng eksena eh, lahat talagang binubusisi talaga ng director. And ang maganda dito we worked closely with the writers dahil ang dami rin nilang mga suggestions na nagagamit din namin sa eksena,” he added.

Diether also admitted that he can totally relate to his character especially when it comes to how they both deal with love. “Yes, somehow I can say na medyo may pagkakahawig kasi ako kapag nagmahal todo kaya ang hirap minsan bumitiw ‘di ba? Siguro ang dapat tanungin niyo diyan yung mga naka-relasyon ko (laughs),” he said.