Having accepted the offer to play Eva’s adoptive mother Adessa in the recently concluded series Ngayon at Kailanman turned out to be a turning point in Ina Raymundo’s longtime career as an actress.
As she herself revealed on Instagram last Saturday, her character came at a time where she was starting to doubt her acting capabilities — thus making Adessa the most significant out of the many roles she has portrayed in the past.
“It’ll be a first for me to get sentimental over a character I portrayed on TV. It’s bittersweet that our series has ended.
“For my character Adessa, I’ll never forget her. She gave me hope. To be honest, I am my worst critic (I can’t stand watching myself act on TV). Adessa came at a time when I was doubting my capabilities as an actor,” she said.
With a word of gratitude to Star Creatives and the whole production team of Ngayon at Kailanman, Ina said that the project has inspired her to “start believing in myself but to also know that I can never be [too] complacent."
“Each compliment I received for portraying a troubled Adessa was never taken for granted,” she said.
The hit Kapamilya primetime series, which stars Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia, aired their final episode last Friday after nearly five months since it debuted in August 2018, replacing fantasy show Bagani.