Yam Concepcion, who is set to play one of the lead characters in the Kim Chiu and Xian Lim-starrer teleserye, shared her excitement to be part of another project less than a year since Halik signed off from television.
“Siyempre saya ‘di ba? At least meron na next project kaagad. Another challenge for me ito. Parang ito’y malaking blessing for me. Na I learn more also about the craft, I get to work with new people, with new artists. T'saka mga batikano ‘yung makakatrabaho ko dito,” she said.
Titled Love Thy Woman, Yam also shared how grateful she is to be working alongside some of the industry’s finest actors for the said project.
“Imagine mo ‘yung Mommy ko si Ms. Eula Valdez, tatay ko si Mr. Christopher de Leon. First time ko din makakasama si Kim Chiu, ‘yung tambalan nila ni [Xian Lim] so exciting siya. Zsa Zsa Padilla is also part of it and a lot more - Sunshine Cruz.”
Asked how her role in Halik is different from Love Thy Woman, she answered: “Dito naman medyo bida-kontrabida siya. Joke. Ayoko naman pangunahan. Kasi ‘di pa naman natin alam kung ano mangyayari dun sa story. Pero so far we’re taping week one and week two na kami ngayon.”
She also revealed that she had to watch Heart Evangelista’s vlogs as she made the A-list star her peg for her character in the upcoming serye.
“’Yun okay naman. ‘Yung preparations ko nalaman ko na nabibigay sa akin ‘yung role nanood ako ng mga vlogs ni Heart kasi siya ‘yung kind of peg ko. Kasi ‘di ba ‘yung role ko dito mayaman, sosyal, bratty. Well, si Heart hindi naman bratty. Pero tinitingnan ko ‘yung mga nuances niya. Like how she talks, ganun,” she stated.
Meanwhile, Yam brushed off speculations that she feels pressured to be the ‘replacement’ of the character, which was originally given to Erich Gonzales.
“Hindi naman. Hindi ako nag-isip ng ganun na baka ma-pressure ako and stuff. Parang more of tiningnan ko as something positive. Kumbaga it’s an opportunity,” she said.
As of writing, the release date for Love Thy Woman has yet to be announced.