The Broken Marriage Vow stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Zanjoe Marudo, and Sue Ramirez landed the cover of the latest issue of Metro.
"From the moment it was announced #TheBrokenMarriageVow—the Philippine adaptation of the UK’s #DoctorFoster—quickly became one of #ABSCBN’s most anticipated releases of 2022. With a powerhouse cast led by Jodi Sta. Maria as Dr. Jill Ilustre, Zanjoe Marudo as David Ilustre, and Sue Ramirez as Lexy Lucero, the Connie Macatuno and Andoy Ranay-directed Dreamscape Entertainment series has continuously excelled both in ratings and social media engagement since its pilot week in January. It remarkably has riveted and seething viewers tuning in night after night," Metro posted on social media as they revealed the magazine cover of the show's lead stars.
"This adaptation has a lot to live up to especially with the success of the South Korean version, #TheWorldOfTheMarried, in the Philippines. But thankfully, it lives up to the hype and then some. In our exclusive conversations with the series’ three lead stars, we learn more about their characters, the stories during the making of this project, and their post-release thoughts," the magazine added.
It was in May 2021, when the main cast members of the show were revealed by ABS-CBN.
In an interview during the press conference of the show last January, Jodi admitted that she was surprised when she first received the offer for her to play the role of Dr. Jill Ilustre.
“I clearly remember nung nakatanggap ako ng tawag from the management, nung in-offer nga nila si The Broken Marriage Vow, siyempre hindi ako makapaniwala. Kasi nung time na ’yun halos kakatapos ko pa lang panoorin ’yung Korean adaptation, and kakagaling ko lang din sa isang serye so parang ang tumakbo lang sa isip ko na, ‘Ha? Bakit ako?...’ Siyempre nakaka-pressure na hindi ko alam kung paano ko siya gagawin, kung paano ko siya lalaruin, and alam ko nga na sobrang hit nung Korean series, so I really didn’t know kung ano ’yung mararamdaman ko. Siyempre nagulat ako, na-surprise ako," she said.
On what makes The Broken Marriage Vow different from Doctor Foster and World of the Married, she relayed, “Hindi lang siya serye na basta nanood ka ng storya pero pinakita dito ’yung kultura natin, and I think ’yun din ang pinagkaiba niya dun sa ibang mga adaptations. Kumbaga sariling atin ito, kung paano ang buhay ng Pilipino. ’Di ba kung paano tayo makasalimuha sa isa’t-isa, makisama sa isa’t-isa… bakit may pagkain? Kasi ’di ba ang Pinoy mahilig laging magsalo-salo eh, mahilig tayong kumain.”
She also pointed out that their wardrobe on the show also put the spotlight on Filipino designs.
“‘Yung sa wardrobe naman, of course, siyempre, tama na we wanted to highlight local products and kung mapapansin niyo, may ibang mga suot kami dun na colorful, parang sobra siyang nag-add ng kulay doon sa blue sky and green environment ng Baguio. Parang may bigla kang pop of color dun and ’pag nakita mo siya sa kabuuan, ang ganda-ganda ng visual, bumagay siya dun sa lugar,” she stated.