A self-confessed fan of Korean dramas in real life, Sue Ramirez said she considered it a privilege to be able to represent K-drama fans in her new Viu series K-Love.
“I’m aware of how big the K-drama craze is here in our country and it would be a big honor to be playing a person who’s mirroring the person who’s watching also. So it’s the concept, the script of course, and the people I worked with. A lot of factors to consider pero siguro isa sa malalaking selling point was getting to work with Corinna (Vistan, series creator) and Ian (Takahashi). We knew that we were in really good hands. We really gave it our best,” she shared during the K-Love presscon.
Playing the role of Val, a young Fil-Am fashionista-slash-entrepreneur whose mission is to take on the male-dominated tech world, Sue explained why she enjoyed playing her new role.
“When I first read it, si Val kasi wala siyang background. Hindi niya naiintindihan yung (K-drama) craze. Eh ako as Sue, I’m on the craze, I’m on the bus. Pero this time it’s nice naman to portray someone na different perspective, na parang ano bang nararamdaman ng mga taong hindi nakakaintindi kung bakit maraming may gusto ng K-drama? At ano ba yung journey nila? Sino ba yung nag-iimpluwensiya sa kanila. So it’s nice to portray something from a different perspective from what I really actually have,” she admitted.
Coming from another successful Viu series The Broken Marriage Vow earlier this year, Sue revealed how working on K-Love helped her move on from her role as the headstrong Lexy in another Philippine remake of a hit South Korean series.
“I just came from a very, very heavy K-drama adaptation also which was The Broken Marriage Vow which I also worked with on Viu. So to be working na hindi na ganun kabigat yung dala mo pag dumadating ka sa set, parang it’s a breather. It made me more relaxed again coming from a very heavy role.
“Siyempre kabit ako sa The Broken Marriage Vow di ba? So to do something light na parang nakakahinga ka, hindi ka nag-wo-worry na pagdating mo sa set paiiyakin ka. Walang ganun. So dito talagang excited kaming pumunta sa set because we were excited to work with each other, we were excited na gawin yung mga roles namin at kung ano pa ang puwede namin gawin para sa kanila. And this time on a lighter note naman. Actually parang diretso ako from The Broken Marriage Vow to this set kaya parang na-cleanse talaga ako ni Lexy. Parang ito yung nakapagpatanggal sa akin kay Lexy sa sistema ko,” she explained.
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