As one of the lead stars of The Broken Marriage Vow, Zaijian Jaranilla admitted that there is a lot of pressure taking on a major role. Zaijian plays the role of a high school student named Gio Ilustre whose life falls apart once he finds out about his father’s affair with a yoga instructor.
“Siyempre meron. Hindi nawawala yung pressure dun. Kasi pag nawala yung kaba parang hindi ka na na-cha-challenge eh. Parang hindi ka na naghahanap ng bago. So para sa akin pag may ginagawa akong bago, pinag-iigihan ko at nandun pa rin yung pressure. Pero pag nakita mo na maganda yung resulta ng gawa mong trabaho, mas magiging smooth na yung work,” he said.
The young actor said he made sure to watch a foreign counterpart of their series called The World of the Married which was the most watched series in South Korea in 2020.
“Pinanuod ko din yung Korean version and feeling ko dito sa Philippine adaptation and mas napakita ko kung saan nanggagaling yung bata, yung side niya, kesa dun sa Korean version na sobrang tahimik lang nung bata. Pero dito mas nakikita talaga ng tao kung saan nanggagling si Gio. Pinanuod ko siya hindi dahil required kami panuorin, pinanuod ko siya para alam ko yung takbo ng storya. Kung saan nagsisimula and saan magtatapos, ganun. Pero wala naman akong ginaya, lalo na dun sa role ng kid. Parang wala akong ginaya kahit ano. Para maging authentic rin at may originality yung role ko,” he explained.
Zaijian said he is confident with the series after all the work they put in shooting entirely in Baguio City starting last year.
“Sobrang kinakabahan at saka na-pe-pressure kasi ang dami na ngang nakagawa nito tapos siyempre kailangan mo maghanda ng bago sa kanila kasi baka sabihin nila, ‘Ay napanuod na namin yan.’ Kaya pinaghandaan ko talaga siya ng maigi. At sa tulong din ng buong cast namin napaganda namin. Sobrang ganda,” he added.
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.