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Dominic Ochoa considers his role in 100 Days to Heaven as a more realistic kontrabida

Dominic Ochoa doesn't want to see gory elements with his villain role in '100 Days to Heaven.'

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

6/4/2011 1:17 AM
Dominic Ochoa considers his role in 100 Days to Heaven as a more realistic kontrabida


060411-dominic-main.jpgDominic Ochoa was very much thankful to everyone who made the primetime teleserye 100 Days to Heaven a consistent winner in the ratings. The actor said he feels this was a big blessing from the Lord since the show espouses positive moral values. “Ramdam ko pa rin ang pagpapala ni Lord. Lagi naman akong nagpe-pray na ang ibigay Niyang projects sa akin e ‘yung makapagbigay aral at inspirasyon. Bilang artista naman ang responsibility natin sa public is to entertain, but of course dapat may aral din. We’re living in a world na medyo nagkukulang na tayo sa disiplina, direksyon sa buhay. Sana maibalik ‘yun.

Dominic was also thankful to the ABS-CBN executives for taking notice of his role in 2009’s May Bukas Pa which was why he was entrusted with another portrayal this time in 100 Days. But unlike his priest character in May Bukas Pa, the 36-year actor is now a villain in 100 Days, a job he describes as fun but challenging at the same time. “Gusto ko rin ang kontrabida roles. Nakaka-challenge talaga. Nakakapagod nga lang ‘yung role ko ngayon kasi laging makakapal ‘yung damit, mainit talaga. Puro rin technical ang mga dialogues. But that’s part of learning as an actor.”

The thing that Dominic said he feels proud about his role in 100 Days is that it’s kontrabida role that is more human and realistic. “Thankful ako sa directors ko na sina Direk Malou (Sevilla) and Manny (Palo). We want kasi to make true to life characters, even the villains. Kadalasan kasi ang mga kontrabida sa teleserye extreme. My role as Bobby, kontrabida siya pero may puso pa rin. Like may mga eksena akong lambingan with Valerie (Concepcion) who plays my wife. That happens in real life, sa mga mag-asawa.

He added that he hopes as the story of 100 Days progresses in the coming months, his character won’t resort to more serious villain acts. “I hope walang nang patayan o kidnap. Para naman maiba. Pwede ka naman maging kontrabida in a realistic way. For a change sana wala nang patayan. But I trust the production team kung saan nila dadalhin ‘yung character ko.

Studying his character, Dominic admitted that there would be times that he would feel a bit of sympathy for Bobby. “Kasi he feels na he’s always the second best. Everybody feels that way sometimes. As an actor there are times that I have given my best pero parang kulang pa para sa ibang tao. Accepted ko na hanggang dito lang ang maibibigay ko. Ang hirap kasi sa iba hindi nila tanggap. Hindi mo ako pwedeng sumbatan kapag alam kong nagawa ko na ‘yung best ko.