As he says goodbye to his role as Jacob Del Rosario in the drama thriller Flower of Evil, Piolo Pascual looked back on his whole experience working on the Philippine remake of the South Korean drama as a good one. For the lead star, the hardest part of the whole show was working through the public’s high expectations.
“Coming into the show there was too much pressure because this is going to be an adaptation so there’s expectations, there’s going to be bashing of course and there’s going to be judgment, comparison and everything. But the best thing about this was knowing the story. How it was going to start and how it was going to end. So we had a reference. So we kind of had a guide as to how we could do it differently. So that was the advantage of it,” he shared during the Flower of Evil’ finale presscon.
The series also marked the first time Piolo shared scenes with another Kapamilya heartthrob, Paulo Avelino. Piolo admitted they were already comfortable with each other even before their first taping day.
“What’s good about Pau is actually nung nag-wo-workshop pa lang kami before we started, that’s where we broke the ice. And coming into the show, of course there were a lot of expectations but one thing I appreciated about Pau is his commitment. He didn’t watch the show. He didn’t watch the Korean version because he really wanted to do a different take. And the kind of commitment that he gave, talagang matatakot ka sa set. He would isolate himself and he would really prepare for it. So when we were in the scenes, no matter how long it took, wala kang maririnig na complaint. And he’s very supportive. Ma-pu-push ka din sa limits mo which is really good. It’s a collaboration so ang saya ng experience sobra. Nakakabitin,” he explained.
Watch Flower of Evil’s finale episode on October 9, Sunday. 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.