With her drama series La Vida Lena finally available on free TV, Erich Gonzales shared what viewers can watch in the revenge-themed series which had ten episodes first released through iWant TFC last year.
“Sa totoo lang, hindi naman talaga siya iba. Kasi yun talaga yung core natin, yun ang gusto rin mapanuod ng mga viewers natin so kini-cater lang din natin what they want to watch. And us being Filipinos, yun talaga yung heart natin, yung family. That’s why dun umiikot yung story. Meant for free TV talaga itong La Vida Lena so yung ung kailangan nilang abangan sa June 28 kung paano magsisimula yung story. Pero in a way continuation siya pero mas marami pang details na hindi pinakita sa iWant TFC. Dito lang nila mapapanuod,” she said.
In the series, Erich’s character Magda undergoes a transformation to become Lena when she takes revenge on the people who did her wrong. For her transformation, Erich had to have prosthetics applied to her face before taping which was not an easy process.
“I think yun din yung isa sa naging challenge for me. Siyempre sa mga eksena mainit so natatanggal talaga siya so kailangan idikit na naman. Yung paglagay ng prosthetics it takes long talaga and yung pagtanggal din. Medyo sensitive yung skin natin so hindi naiwasan yung nagkaroon siya ng irritation pero okay lang para sa ikagaganda ng story lang din. Kasi super mainit yung weather natin, pag namuo yung pawis sa loob, kasi may option na tanggalin pero kakain na naman sa oras natin yun. Basta yung entire duration ng taping nakadikit lang siya. So yung pawis nag-stay dun. Pero okay lang. No complaints,” she declared.
Although the story shows her character Lena as a beautiful woman who gains more power after her transformation, Erich wanted to remind viewers that having beauty in order to get ahead in the world is not the message they want to share in La Vida Lena.
“Nasa sa tao din naman yan kung ano yung maganda para sa kanya o hindi maganda. Basta more than anything, just always be kind. Choose kindness in every situation. God knows everything,, he sees everything, he knows what’s in your heart. So kahit mahirap, piliin mo na lang maging mabuting tao. You can never go wrong with that,” she said
Follow Magda’s (Erich Gonzales) transformation into Lena by rescanning any digital TV box at home, such as the TVplus box, to watch fresh episodes of La Vida Lena on A2Z and TV5 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.