With a directing career that has spanned almost three decades, veteran director Jerry Sineneng shared why his latest teleserye La Vida Lena is a very memorable project.
“Months and months din ang preparation ng show na ito eh. Hindi siya nabuo in two months’ time. Matagal yung proseso kasi nga we wanted to give the audience a different revenge story. So talagang binusisi talaga.
“I think this is my 25th teleserye with ABS-CBN. What makes it different siguro is first project ko ito na revenge story and ganito ka-in-your-face yung revenge niya. Pangit na inapi na idu-dunk sa putik at bumangon ulit. Tapos also yung ensemble cast, yung nakita niyo naman yung lineup ng mga artista. We have the best in their generation. The best of the best. Parang mahirap, madalang ka mabigyan ng project na ganito kagagaling yung cast at down to the minor support ang gagaling pa rin, yung mga ganun,” he said during the La Vida Lena mediacon.
Unlike the version of La Vida Lena that was released online last year, direk Jerry said that old and new fans of the series will enjoy watching the latest season.
“Yung napanuod sa TFC last year was a trimmed version. Parang patikim lang siya ng La Vida Lena. So makikita natin ngayon starting June 28 ay yung bung buong storya, napakadaming bagong eksena na hindi ipinakita sa TFC at makikita na sa TV,” he revealed.
Another reason why this project will be memorable to direk Jerry is the experience of shooting during the pandemic.
“Ang sobrang ibang iba sa akin dito ay yung sitwasyon ng pag-shu-shoot dahil ginawa namin during a pandemic. Sa 25 na teleseryes na ginawa ko, first time ko ito. First time ko maranasan yung lock-in taping and first time to experience the difficulties and the hardships of a lock-in taping. Hindi siya madali gawin. Limited number of hours ang trabaho, ang daming kailangan makunan. Tapos I think the hardest part there is being away from your family and your loved ones.
“Buti na lang nakapag-form kami ng family among ourselves with the cast and the staff and the crew. So nabawasan yung pagkaka-miss mo sa family mo. Napakalaking tulong nun. Sa akin ibang iba ito sa mga nagawa ko,” he said.
Watch La Vida Lena starting June 28 on the Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, Kapamilya Online Live YouTube channel and the ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page. You can also watch episodes on iWantTFC and the The Filipino Channel (TFC) on cable and IPTV for viewers outside the Philippines.