Actress Sue Ramirez recalled her reaction when she found out that she had been cast to play one of the main roles in the highly anticipated ABS-CBN series The Broken Marriage Vow.
"Nung sinabi nila 'yan sa 'kin, umiyak ako," said Sue on Star Magic's Inside News on Tuesday, July 20. "Hindi ako makapaniwala. 'Yung tuhod ko parang hindi na gumagalaw. Tapos 'yung breathing ko talagang 'di ko na alam kung paano. Tanong niyo lahat ng tao sa set na kasama ko. Hindi ako makausap nang tama. Umiiyak ako.
"I think above anything it was gratefulness that took over me, that dawned on me. Na, shocks, andito ako sa trabaho ngayon tapos sinasabi nila na may trabaho na naman akong ulit gagawin. Ang dami dami namang taong naniniwala sa 'kin," she added.
In The Broken Marriage Vow, Sue will play the role of Lexy Lucero, the "other woman" who ruins the family of lead character Dr. Jill Ilustre, portrayed by Jodi Sta. Maria, by having an affair with her husband, Zanjoe Marudo's Dave Ilustre.
"I'm so, so, so, so grateful for this project," said Sue. "And I'm excited to work with everyone na nasa cast, kasi ang gaganda ng mga kasama ko."
When asked how she feels that she is being paired with Zanjoe, who turns out to be her "super crush", a giddy Sue said: "Hindi ako makapaniwala. Sobra. Sabi ko sa 'yo, 'pag cinall out ko sa universe... Anong sabi ko? Magkakatrabaho kami niyan in the future. Magkakatrabaho kami. Ito na!"
Meanwhile, the actress could not help but become emotional after she was told that she had been a popular choice to play the role of Lexy.
"Ngayon ko lang narinig 'to," she said, as she tried to fight back her tears.
The Broken Marriage Vow is a Philippine remake of the BBC award-winning drama Doctor Foster, which follows the story of a trusted doctor whose life is torn apart when she suspects her husband of having an affair.
Directed by Concepcion Macatuno (Glorious, Malaya), the Dreamscape Entertainment production is the sixth international adaptation of Doctor Foster. The British drama has different versions in France, Russia, Turkey, India, and South Korea.
Last year, ABS-CBN aired its South Korean version, locally known as The World of a Married Couple.
Aside from Jodi, Zanjoe, and Sue, other cast members of The Broken Marriage Vow include Zaijian Jaranilla, Jane Oineza, Art Acuña, Angeli Bayani, Ketchup Eusebio, Ronnie Lazaro, Malou Crisologo, Franco Laurel, Sandino Martin, Jojit Lorenzo, Kate Alejandrino, Jie-Anne Armero, Brent Manalo, Migs Almendras, Avery Clyde, and JB Agustin.