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Edu Manzano reveals why he almost didn’t accept his role in ‘Flower of Evil’: ‘It felt dark to me from the very beginning’

‘Flower of Evil’ actor Edu Manzano explains why he is happy to be part of unconventional dramas.

Edu Manzano reveals why he almost didn’t accept his role in ‘Flower of Evil’: ‘It felt dark to me from the very beginning’-Rhea Manila Santos
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10/05/2022 06:59 PM
Edu Manzano reveals why he almost didn’t accept his role in ‘Flower of Evil’: ‘It felt dark to me from the very beginning’
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As part of the talented cast of actors in Flower of Evil, Edu Manzano shared that one of the biggest challenges for him with the project was giving a fresh performance.

“I think all of them, lahat ng mga artista involved, na ako siguro yung may pinakamadaming years in service. Ang dami ko ring nagawang telebisyon, mga shows and movies for that matter. Kaya minsan umaabot talaga sa technique, yung mga nakasanayan to show the audience more or less kung anong hinahanap o na-a-appreciate at kung ano na siguro yung hindi na dapat gawin.

“That was the biggest challenge for me. Because I had to work with some very, very gifted actors younger than I was. And at the same time, adaptation ng isang foreign teleserye. Buti na lang talaga lahat sila naging supportive. So kahit papaano, hinahawakan pa rin yung kamay ko as we were all holding each other’s hands, para lang makalabas ng isang magandang produkto,” he shared. 


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When he was first offered the role of Henry Del Rosario in Flower of Evil,  the veteran actor admitted he had to think it over after being in the industry for more than four decades.

“To be honest, I was very unsure because I had also talked to them in the beginning and I said I haven’t done something like this. It felt dark to me from the very beginning. Everyone knows me naman na yung character ko very wholesome. So ito bago and to be able to put all these elements together at the same time, made me feel that I was not going down into hell, na maaring masalba ko pa rin yung sarili ko na it wouldn’t be a totally bad character. But because of the support of our directors and of course the producers at yung tiyaga ng lahat ng mga artista, I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far,” he admitted. 

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Edu shared how happy he was to be given the freedom to explore and expand his role with the help of his director and co-stars.

“I think yun ang isa sa mga kinagulat ko, was the fact na wala silang hiningi na kung anong pagkakilala sa ‘yo, yun ay dapat. So I went with the feel kung ano yung ibinigay sa akin ni Paulo (Avelino) or ni Piolo (Pascual) or even Lovi (Poe). With Agot (Isidro) consistent kasi it wasn’t hard because we’re friends. Pero with Piolo kasi, hindi ko naman kasi siya barkada pero kaibigang matalik. Pero ang kagandahan nag-uusap kami,” he explained. 

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With Flower of Evil’s unique storyline, Edu hopes the Filipino viewers can also be open to more interesting stories in the future.

“Ang isang napansin namin is yung materyal is not what our viewers have gotten used to through the years. So there was a certain element within this story na I’m sure, for the first couple of episodes, mag-iisip din sila at magtataka. But at least it gives them a chance to appreciate a lot of better stories, of a greater variety themes and genres, that would lead to all the Filipino actors eventually getting involved in other types of films and TV shows,” he said.

Flower of Evil’s finale episodes will come out on October 8 and 9 and is available via Viu, the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z. The Philippine remake of the hit South Korean series is directed by by Darnel Villaflor and Richard Arellano It also stars Joross Gamboa, Agot Isidro, Joem Bascon, Denise Laurel, Epy Quizon, Rita Avila, Jett Pangan, Pinky Amador, and Joko Diaz.