The use of dual characterization or split personality has long been used in narratives of various mediums. This is especially true for literary classics like Shakespeare's Othello and Dostoyevsky's Roskolnikov in Crime and Publishment. In the world of movies and television, one actor plays the role of two to for a number of reasons: it may be the case of long-lost identical twins that are usually opposite in nature, father and son who look exactly alike, or a result of a lost memory.
This technique has also been beautifully executed by some of our industry's best in the Philippine's top-rating teleseryes. Here are some of them:
1) Andi Eigenmann in Agua Bendita
2) Bea Alonzo in Sana Bukas Pa ang Kahapon
Launched in 2014, Sana Bukas Pa ang Kahapon revolves around two different women—Rose Buenavista-Salvador and Atty. Emmanuelle Gaspar-Romero. Heiress of the Buena Criollo chocolate company, kindhearted Rose was wrongfully accused of a crime she did not commit.
3) Angelica Panganiban in Apoy sa Dagat
The story is a tale of Serena Mirasol and Rebecca del Sol. Serena was swept off to an island and had no memory about her real identity.
4) Coco Martin in Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin
Separated at birth, Alexander Del Tierro and Javier grew up in completely different households. Alexander, like his well-respected military family, became a soldier while Javier's adoptive family is at the rebels' side.
5) Julia Montes in Doble Kara
The upcoming primetime drama is to be directed by Erick Salud, who also brought "Rubi," "Aryana," and "Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo" to our TV screens. Julia Montes will be starred alongside with Edgar Allan Guzman & Anjo Damiles.
Claudine Barretto in Saan Ka Man Naroroon
Claudine played the three contrasting roles of Rosario, Rosenda, and Rosemarie in the 1999 teleserye which led to the rise of her acting career. The story follows the lives of the triplets separated at birth and their play on love, lies, ambition, and deceit.