After being offered the role of a sex positive Gen Z influencer in her latest series The Kangks Show, actress Maris Racal admitted she didn’t expect the project to break a lot of barriers especially in how the topic of sex and love is tackled.
“Grabe, yung reaction nun siguro ang dami kong mura. Parang seryoso ba itong script na ‘to? Parang ganito ba talaga yung mangyayari? Kasi every episode talaga sobrang honest, sobrang in-your-face yung pagkakalagay ng truth about sex, lahat ng problems ng mga tao when it comes to sex, and sobrang tapang talaga ng show na ito. Aside from that, sobrang nakakatawa. As in ibang level. Ganun yung humor ng script niya. Ganun yung humor ng The Kangks Show. As in kanalan,” she confessed.
The 24-year-old actress also said she has always wanted to work alongside Angelica Panganiban who plays the role of a sex guru named Dr. Kara Teo who hosts a long-running midnight sex advice program called The Kangks Show. In the series, ratings are at an all-time low when Gen Z influencer Cassandra (played by Maris) launches a competing advice channel on TikTok. As the network threatens to cancel her show, Doc Kara, with the help of her best friend and producer Nikki (Angeli Bayani), pulls out all the stops to deliver the most outrageous and over-the-top stories.
Maris said that she was drawn to her unconventional character and how it can be a voice for how her generation can change their views on sex being a taboo subject.
“Isa akong influencer, TikToker, vlogger, you name it. Nung um-oo ako as Cassandra, nag-base kasi ako sa progression ng story. She’s very empowering, sobrang sex positive niya, very funny.Thankfully, after ko nabasa yung script, after namin nagawa, na-realize ko na ang normal pala ng view ko sa sex at saka love. Kasi may mga tao na yung sex para sa kanila, for love lang talaga, gusto nila lovemaking. May mga tao rin na for fun, ganyan. Alam mo yung may tao na kayang i-separate yung love at yung sex at saka may mga taong hindi kaya. Para sa akin itong script na ‘to sobrang totoo niya kasi yun na din yung view ko matagal na. So thankful ako na hindi niro-romanticize yung iba’t ibang bagay sa series na ‘to,” she explained.
The Kangks Show premieres exclusively on WeTV on December 17 Friday, 8 pm. With new episodes available every Friday. The Kangks Show stars Angelica Panganiban, Maris Racal, JC De Vera, Kit Thompson, and Angeli Bayani. Written and directed by Antonette Jadaone.