Set to be the newest primetime bida antagonist, actress Ayen Laurel is making a showbiz comeback and will play the mother of Elmo Magalona’s character in the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye, Born For You.
During the show’s Red String Premiere at the Trinoma Cinema 7 last Saturday, June 11, the first few episodes revealed that Ayen’s character Marge will commit a crime that will prompt change in the course of the main characters’ lives.
Given the antagonistic nature of her character, is Ayen ready for the possible negative comments of viewers?
According to her, her role is not the typical stereotyped kontrabida, “With a heart ‘yung pagiging kontrabida ko and the more they watch it, the more they understand why I’m doing or why I did what I did.”
During the premiere night, which fans also attended, Ayen admitted cheering alongside the crowd when kilig scenes were shown.
When asked what she is excited to show people in the teleserye, Ayen answered, “Of course I’m excited for them to see Japan. Konti pa lang ‘yung nakita nila, marami pa silang makikita.”
She also revealed that the scenes shown during the premiere night were shortened, hence, viewers should not miss the full version when the show officially airs on Monday, June 20.
She also praised their director Onat Diaz for helping them play their roles well
“The way he wants us to do it is really something special. I love Onat Diaz because he respects the actors,” she said.
What makes Born For You standout?
“I think… Of course, it’s a light drama and the story is quite unique. It’s about the (entertainment) industry and it’s not just a teleserye na gusto lang umiyak, gusto lang mag-away, you know.
“Lahat ng artista dito, pinag-aralan ‘yung ginagawa nila. Hindi lang ‘to ‘yung tipong action and then iyak ka na out of nowhere so I think isa sa mga asset or one of the focus of this teleserye is not just the loveteam but I think the ensemble, kaming lahat. We all work hard. Magaan katrabaho lahat. We have a very good director,” she shared.