It’s been nine years after he first entered showbiz as a teen housemate in Pinoy Big Brother and actor Kit Thompson has come a long way in the industry. Even after taking a brief hiatus from acting, Kit was recently recognized for his performance in the 2019 film Belle Douleur when he won best actor at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival last April.
In his latest role as one of men in Erich Gonzales’s life in the teleserye La Vida Lena, Kit shared the evolution of his role as Miguel Villarica.
“Magkakagusto talaga ako kay Lena (played by Erich Gonzales). May redemption din dito si Miguel. Actually sa bandang dulo na yun, yung talagang ma-ri-realize niya yung mga ginawa niya sa buhay niya at saka yung mga sinaktan niya. Everything’s that he’s done, makaka-redemption siya. So yes magugustuhan niya si Magda pero tingnan na lang natin kung magkakatuluyan ba ito,” he relayed.
With the project being his first working experience with Erich, Kit said he really makes an effort to help build their chemistry even before the cameras started rolling.
“With having a new partner, I always try to know ano ba yung magugustuhan ko dito sa tao na ‘to. Sobrang dali niya katrabaho. Super supportive as a co-actress. Kasi may tension ako nung una. Medyo tense talaga ako nung una pero nung pinakita niya sa akin na it’s going to be okay, we worked from there and dun nag-build yung trust namin sa isa’t isa during taping for the show,” he said.
As a revenge-themed series, Kit said that viewers can still learn a lot from La Vida Lena which has Erich playing dual roles of Magda who will transform into Lena when she gets her revenge.
“Makikita nila dito to what extent ba ang kaya mong gawin para protektahan yung pamilya mo? That question, yun yung pinagdaanan ni Magda. Dun siya na-trigger na lumaban, to fight for what’s right or what she thinks is right. To protect her family, to protect herself, to prove herself. Pero more than that, I think it is to protect her family,” he explained.
WatchLa Vida Lena by rescanning any digital TV box at home, such as the TVplus box and to watch fresh episodes of La Vida Lena, tune in to A2Z and TV5 starting on Monday (June 28) at 10 PM. You can also watch episodes on iWantTFC and the The Filipino Channel (TFC) on cable and IPTV for viewers outside the Philippines.