After playing the role of Dana Wong in last year’s Love Thy Woman, Yam Concepcion returns to teleseryes in the sexy drama Init Sa Magdamag along with leading men Gerald Anderson and JM De Guzman. In this new series, Yam plays another independent woman with a colorful past.
“I play the role of Rita Macatangay Alvarez. Laki siyang mahirap. Breadwinner siya sa pamilya niya kaya bata pa lang natuto na siya sa buhay. So maabilidad siya. Kaya parang lahat ng raket kaya niyang pasukan. She grew up not knowing her father and even without a father yung pangarap niyang maging nurse, kahit wala silang pera, hindi yun nag-hinder sa kanya na tuparin yung pangarap niya na maging nurse to serve people. And she found ways and every [way para] matupad yung pangarap niya.
“Ganun siya ka-determined so very inspirational talaga yung kuwento niya. And pati sa love life niya ayaw niya magka-boyfriend kasi para siyang kabayo. Ganun siya ka-determined and focused to reach their dreams until love finds her,” she shared during the WeTV iflix x ABS-CBN Partnership Launch.
In Init Sa Magdamag, Yam’s character is caught between two men she was fated to love.
“Si Tupe, yun yung kanyang first love. And then siyempre pag tinamaan ka ng pag-ibig hindi mo alam, medyo bobo bobo ka na (laughs). You know in life sometimes may mga darating sa atin that will test our morals, our character. Basta sa atin na yung road na pipiliin natin.
“And sa journey ni Rita, she meets a guy who will completely change her life. Itong lalake na ’to, tinanggap tapos inako lahat ng mga baggages niya. And a guy who asked her hand in marriage and that is Peterson Alvarez played by JM de Guzman. And then mag-i-intertwine yung tatlong characters, si Tupe which is my first love played by Gerald Anderson and my present love. Makikita natin yung dynamics nung tatlo and what would you give up or what would you do for love when you are put in this situation?” she explained.
Aside from Gerald and JM, the series also includes a stellar cast of actors from television and theater like Joey Marquez, Mickey Ferriols, Lovely Rivero, Albie Casino, Alexa Ilacad, Jeric Raval, and Rafa Siguion-Reyna.
“Marami pa kaming makakasama. Kasama namin dito si Mark Oblea, si Aleck Bovic, she’s going to be my mother in the show which is very exciting. Napakagaling niyang actress I would say. Marami pa. Marami ring mga theater actors na pumasok sa show,” she added.