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Kim Molina on getting her first lead role in MMK: ‘Ang daming tinik na nabunot’

‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ actress Kim Molina gets emotional while shooting her episode with Pepe Herrera.

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Rhea Manila Santos

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06/03/2021 10:48 AM
Kim Molina on getting her first lead role in MMK: ‘Ang daming tinik na nabunot’
Photo Credit: @kimsmolina Instagram

After being cast to star in Maalaala Mo Kaya’s 14 Years of Love episode this month, Kim Molina said she did not have a hard time taping during the pandemic because of her fellow cast members.

“Sobrang gaan ng loob ko kasi most of the cast, kahit yung mga support namin sa episode, mga kasama namin sa teatro. Like nandun si Teetin Villanueva, tapos si Acey Aguilar. Tapos si Pepe Herrera pa yung kasama ko. So basically, mga kasama ko sa teatro na hindi ko pa rin nakakausap during the pandemic dahil hindi rin nila alam yung gagawin nila kasi wala tayong live performances sa theater eh. So kahit paano nakatulong din sa kanila na makapag-perform ulit at magkaroon ng trabaho. So nakaka-ease yun personally sa sarili ko na at least may trabaho ngayon si Teetin, at least okay tayo, at least nagkita tayo. Yung moment na yun na nakasama ko yung friends ko na matagal kong hindi nakasama, nakakagaan ng loob,” she shared during the MMK mediacon. 

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With her first lead role in a MMK episode, Kim admitted there is pressure on her to deliver. The 29-year-old actress gave credit to her stage background for preparing her for showbiz.

“Suwerte na lang din ako na galing ako sa theater so iba iba rin yung nagagampanan namin sa teatro tapos yung proseso din namin na-i-incorporate ko rin sa trabaho namin sa TV or sa films. This time around, merdyo may pressure lang din kasi first namin Pepe (Herrera) na mag-lead. So I think na-pressure lang ako ngayon dahil as an actor nag mag-po-portray ng isang episode sa MMK, we all have a responsibility to portray the role accordingly. So kailangan kung ano talaga yung letter sender, gampanan namin ng maayos kasi nakakahiya naman. So yun lang, this time yun lang yung naramdaman ako. Masuwerte na lang din ako siguro kasi napapaligiran ako ng magagaling na aktor kahit sa set, mga kaibigan ko,” she said.

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After getting the role, Kim said one of the first people who found out was her good friend Dimples Romana. “Isa sa unang nakaalam si ate Dimples (Romana). So binigyan niya ako ng mga tips at saka kung ano yung dapat i-expect ko at ano yung dapat ko gawin. So yun na lang din,” she said.

Even during rehearsals, Kim said she was already giving her full emotion to the script. “Sobrang taas ng tingin ko sa mga artista na nakakakuha from personal experience kasi nako-control nila na huwag masyado umiyak. Like si Maris (Racal) nako-control niya. Ako kailangan ko pa siya aralin. But then this time around nagkaroon ng moment sa shoot na sabi ni direk Raz (dela Torre), rehearsal pa lang bumuhos na. Dumating sa point na kinailangan ko magpalit ng shirt kasi basa na siya talaga. So I think it’s all of the emotions na naipon at kinailangan ko i-control while we were shooting. So ang daming tinik na nabunot while we were doing it. So I am thankful for the MMK team kasi honestly naging therapy din siya para sa akin while we were doing it (laughs),” she added.