With everyone excited to see her newest series The Broken Marriage Vow which premieres on January 24, Jodi Sta. Maria said her latest character is a far cry from other iconic roles she has been known for in the past like Maya in Be Careful With My Heart and Amor Powers in Pangako Sa ‘Yo.
“Sobrang iba. Kasi halos lahat ng nangyayari kay Jill internal eh. Minsan may sasabihin siya pero yung words hindi exactly yung nararamdaman niya. Sabi ko nga minsan she would always speak in riddles. Ang hirap nung galit ka pero nakangiti ka. Siguro yun yung ipinagkakaiba ni Jill kay Maya, kay Amor, kay Marissa, at sa iba ko pang mga roles na nagampanan in the past. I’m thankful din na yung mga roles na nabibigay sa akin kahit papaano yung magkakaiba talaga sila. So ang daming puwedeng gawin, ang dami mong puwedeng laruin,” she shared.
In the series, Jodi is Dr. Jill Ilustre, a loving wife to her husband David (Zanjoe Marudo) and a caring mother to their only son Gio (Zaijian Jaranilla). Their life is ideal until she discovers her husband’s affair with a younger woman.
“What happened to Jill is she has this picture perfect life. Ang ganda ng trabaho niya, may mabait at matalino siyang anak, may mapagmahal siyang asawa and gumuho lahat yun nung nalaman niya yung tungkol sa affair. Nagsuspetsa muna siya hanggang sa naging obsessed siya dun sa pag-alam kung totoo nga ba itong affair na ‘to. And she was able to do things out of that obsession. Naging obsessed siya sa revenge eh. Kasi ang gusto lang naman niya maibalik ang dignidad na nawala sa kanya.
“Siguro maaaring posible kasi pagka napunta ka sa point ng betrayal, sometimes hindi ka na talaga logical mag-isip eh. You are suddenly hijacked by your emotions and when you are emotional about something you cannot think logically. Siguro out of yung hurt niya and pain niya, nakagawa siya ng mga bagay na hindi mo iisipin na gagawin ng isang doktor na katulad niya,” she explained.
If there was an important lesson Jodi can share with women after doing the series, she said it is to always try and make well thought-out decisions.
“Siguro to be fair, isang bagay na natutunan ko hindi lang sa character ko kundi sa serye na ginawa namin, is that our lives are moving in the direction of our decisions. So whether babae ka or lalake ka, kung ano yung mga decisions na ginagawa mo sa buhay mo, may direct effect yan sa ‘yo, sa asawa mo, sa pamilya mo and it can even go as far as your friends and the people around you. We have to be wise in making choices and decisions sa life natin. And siguro isang natutunan ko kay doktora Jill is that there is always life after a heartbreak,” she said.
The Broken Marriage Vow stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Zanjoe Marudo, Zaijian Jaranilla, Sue Ramirez, Jane Oineza, Angeli Bayani, Bianca Manalo, Ketchup Eusebio, Rachel Alejandro, Art Acuña, Empress Schuck, Joem Bascon, Brent Manalo, Malou Crisologo, Franco Laurel, Sandino Martin, Lao Rodriguez, Jet Gaitan, Jie-Ann Armero, Migs Almendras, Avery Clyde, and JB Agustin, with the special participation of Susan Africa and Ronnie Lazaro. Directed by Concepcion Macatuno and Andoy Ranay.
The ABS-CBN series is the Philippine adaptation of the hit BBC series Doctor Foster and will premiere first on the iWantTFC app (iOS and Android) and on iwanttfc.com on January 22, two days ahead of its TV broadcast. Watch it also on January 24 at 8:40 pm on Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, iWantTFC, and TFC.