With his drama series Flower of Evil all set to end its four months run this weekend, Piolo Pascual admitted he couldn’t have been any prouder of all the hard work he put in the Philippine remake of the hit 2020 South Korean series of the same name.
“Ang sarap niya panuorin eh. Of course the effort that everyone put in, yun yung ma-a-appreciate mo. I’m just really happy and honored that I became part of this wonderful show,” he shared during the Flower of Evil finale presscon last October 4.
Doing a teleserye during the pandemic also had its advantages to the Flower of Evil star because it gave him a chance to forge a stronger connection with his cast mates.
“The lock-in really helped a lot with yung bond ng group eh kasi it was a big advantage sa actors kasi hindi mo kailangan umalis sa character mo. And what everyone was giving, nakakahiya if you‘re not going to step up to the plate and give it your best. Pag pinapanuod ko nakaka-miss talaga yung grupo eh. It’s something na talagang babalik balikan mo with a smile on your face, with fond memories. Because just wanted to really make it work and everyone was eager to just do something. To work and just be part of a beautiful team,” he admitted.
Working with actress Lovi Poe for the first time was also easy for Piolo who appreciated her professionalism on the set.
“One thing I really, really enjoyed about her is being a chameleon. Coming into the show, siya yung bago eh. She was always scared, she was always fearful kasi ang laki ng scope ng character niya. But siguro one thing that made it easy chemistry-wise was she was really there. Yung innate talent, her skills. I was floored. We just draw from each other’s emotions and it was easy for us because we both wanted to just make it work and make it more beautiful.
“So we were on the same page the whole time. She was supporting me and I was supporting her through and through kaya nga nakakabitin kasi alam mong puwede pa eh, alam mong meron pa kayong puwedeng gawin.
“And watching her do different scenes, especially yung mga action scenes niya, it was a delight to watch kasi wala siyang pakialam kahit maaksidente, binato ni Joko Diaz, tumama yung likod niya. She was okay. She was always game to do anything just to make it work so nakaka-miss yung ganun. Sobra sobrang nakaka-appreciate pag napanuod mo,” he shared.
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.