After a month of playing as Jane, the latest character to join its powerhouse cast, actress Judy Ann Santos has officially exited "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano".
In the August 19 episode of the longest-running series, the multi-personalities of Jane was finally revealed to Cardo Dalisay (Coco Martin), including her "Kuya" alter ego who was responsible for the serial killings that he had been investigating.
Cardo, who had been oblivious to her multiple personality disorder, was in disbelief as Jane switched personalities thrice before his eyes during their emotional confrontation. Soon enough, Jane, whose trauma from being sexually abused as a child triggered her condition, was overwhelmed by the overprotective "Kuya", who then tried to kill Cardo.
However, she was stopped by Amir (Arron Villaflor), who, in an attempt to protect Cardo, executed Jane with multiple gun shots. As she took her last breath, she thanked Cardo and wished for his forgiveness.
On Instagram on Tuesday, the seasoned actress, otherwise known as the Teleserye Queen, extended her gratitude to the show for embracing her into the family and entrusting her with such a heavy role.
"Salamat sa opportunity na mapabilang sa pamilya ninyo... na mayakap at makakwentuhan ang mga tinuring kong tatay-tatayan sa industriya, ang makasama uli ang nag-iisang reyna ng pelikulang pilipino, makatrabaho uli ang mga staff and crew na nakasama ko noon. Ang sarap sa pakiramdam," she said.
"To my Dreamscape family, thank you for trusting me to play a charcter with multiple personality disorder. Hindi sya madali ah. (Ilang gabi akong hindi makatulog kakaisip kung kaya ko ba 'to at kung paano ko 'to gagawin.) I took on the challenge, inakap ko ng buong puso para makatulong magbigay ng karagdagang impormasyon sa mga ganitong klaseng cases ng mental health problem. Sana sa maiksing pagganap ko, sama sama nating tulungan ang mga taong may pinagdadaanan sa ganitong klaseng aspeto. Let’s not judge, instead we listen and help," she added.
She also wrote a personal message for Coco, whom she thanked for giving her the chance and trust to portray the character of Jane.
She went on: "Your passion and love for your craft is undeniable. Kahit tawa ka ng tawa sa mga eksena natin, nakita ko kung gaano ka importante sayo ang trabaho mo at pamilya mo.
"Sana nabigyang buhay ko ang papel na binigay mo sa akin. 'Til our next project. Sana by then na experience mo ng makapagpahinga at enjoyin ang mga naipundar mo. Bilang ate ng apat na linggo sayo, masaya ko at proud ako sayo. Maraming salamat, Cardo Dalisay."