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EXCLUSIVE: Sunshine Garcia talks about her different role in ‘Ipaglaban Mo’

Sunshine Garcia plays a ‘perfect wife’ to a much older man.

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Gary Ann Lastrilla

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03/12/2016 08:17 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Sunshine Garcia talks about her different role in ‘Ipaglaban Mo’
031216-sunshine_main.jpgKapamilya actress and dancer Sunshine Garcia will star in her third Ipaglaban Mo episode this Saturday, March 12. 

Talking about her role in an exclusive interview with PUSH.com.ph, Sunshine said, “Ako ‘yung batang asawa ni Sir Dante Rivero dito. ‘Yung character ko dito parang mapagmahal na asawa, hindi siya ‘yung ibang iniisip nila na parang pera lang ‘yung gusto kay Dante Rivero. Hindi, sobrang mapagmahal siyang asawa, sobrang maalaga siya. Para siya ‘yung sasabihin mong perfect wife.”

Things get complicated when a young man falls in love with her and tries to interfere in her marriage. “Sa character ko, may nagkagusto sa akin na medyo batang lalaki so dun na nagkaroon na medyo hindi magandang pangyayari, ng komplikasyon simula ng may magkagusto sa akin,” she shared, however adding that her character will remain honest and loyal to her husband. 

According to Sunshine, viewers will have two lessons to take home from this episode. Elaborating on her first realization that age does not matter, she said, “Kasi minsan, parang ako rin iniisip ko, normal ba talaga na magkagusto ang isang batang babae sa isang matandang lalaki na ang age gap nila 50 years? Pero siguro minsan, alam mo ‘yung ‘pag nagmahal ka, hindi mo minsan maiisip na mas matanda ‘to sa’kin, bata ako eh… Dun makikita ng mga manonood na age doesn’t matter talaga na may mga tao at may mga babae na mamahalin ka hindi ‘yun pera mo kundi ikaw mismo kahit matanda ka na.

Second, the Banana Sundae mainstay said, “’Pag alam na natin na siguro ‘pag may asawa na, medyo distansya na rin tayo. Although syempre minsan talagang darating din tayo sa time na magkakamali ka lalo na ‘pag puso ‘yung umiral. Minsan hindi ka na nag-iisip na kahit may asawa o may girlfriend, may boyfriend. Once, ‘yung puso ‘yung gustong masunod, willing kang magtake ng risk kung anuman ‘yung posibleng mangyari.”

How did she prepare for this heavy drama?

Ang hirap para din sa akin na ang magiging kapartner ko talaga as in, sobrang mas matanda sa akin dahil ang iisipin ko kaagad ay para ko na ‘tong tatay,” she said, revealing that they will have bed scenes and sweet moments in the episode.

Sunshine said that she had to empathize with her character. “Kailangan kong ilagay ‘yung sarili ko doon sa character. Hindi pwede ‘yun iisipin ko na mas matanda ‘to sa akin, hindi pwede kasi hindi makikita ng viewers na (para kaming mag-asawa) kasi makikita nilang naiilang ako.”

As a mainstay of the Sunday comedy show Banana Sundae, does Sunshine, who did three Ipaglaban Mo episodes already including this one, prefer doing drama or comedy roles?

Parehas kong love eh,” she said, although adding that she was first trained to do dramatic roles in the former afternoon teleserye Daisy Syete. However, she said that doing comedy roles also can be very challenging because of the timing. “Mahirap din magpatawa dahil may timing ‘yan, hindi lahat ng tao mapapatawa mo which is mahirap. Parang sa drama din. Kahit umiyak ka, hindi naman lahat ng taong nanunuod sa’yo mapapaiyak mo,” she said. 

Nonetheless, she said what she likes about doing comedy shows, “’Pagpasok mo pa lang, pagsampa mo pa lang ng stage, ‘pag magkakasama na kayo, wala kayong iniisip na problema. As in wala. Puro lang kayo laro, puro kayo tawanan. Sa drama naman kasi, once na ginawa mo na ‘tong eksena na ‘to, ang bigat na kaagad ng loob mo kasi minsan may mga hinuhugot ka na emosyon na nakatago na so bumabalik ‘yun. So after ng mga eksenang ‘yun, okay ka na tapos may mga eksena ulit na iiyak ka. Alam mo ‘yung matatapos ‘yung araw mo na haggard ka na, pagod ka na.”

When asked if she still has roles she aspires to do, Sunshine answered yes, preferring challenging characters. “Marami pa pwera lang sa mga ano, kunwari galing sa ibang bansa… (Kung) mag-Eenglish ako, no. Aminado ako do’n. Ano lang, kumbaga ‘yung talagang sobrang sama ‘nung character o kaya parang nasisiraan ng ulo or may ginawa na ako dati sa Daisy (Syete) na autistic ako so ‘yung mga gano’ng character, ‘yung hindi siya normal para naman kahit papaano, mapag-aralan ko pero sure ako na mahihirapan ako do’n.”