After a highly successful run this year, the family drama series The Broken Marriage Vow is set to air its final episode on June 24, Friday. Zaijian Jaranilla, who plays the role of Gio Ilustre, the son of Jill and David (played by Jodi Sta. Maria and Zanjoe Marudo), said he was proud of how he portrayed his role.
“Thankful and proud ako kay Gio kasi despite ng lahat ng nangyari sa kanya at sa family niya, naging matapang at naging matatag siya. At saka hindi siya natakot na mag-explore, na okay lang na hindi mo alam lahat ng sagot sa lahat ng tanong,” he said during The Broken Marriage Vow finale presscon held earlier this month.
The 20-year-old actor, whose showbiz career has already spanned more than a decade, admitted he has learned a lot from the show.
“As Gio ang natutunan ko yung self-love, self-worth, at yung pakikinig talaga at yung pagiging mature. Kasi si Gio parang bini-blame niya lagi yung sarili niya kung bakit yun nangyari sa family niya. Kaya parang maging open-minded siya. Yun yung natutunan ko kay Gio. Lalong lalo na yung pag-control ng emotions,” he explained.
Even though he knew that expectations were high when he accepted a role in the high profile project, Zaijian shared that he had no regrets with his performance.
“Sa akin naman, nandun naman lagi ang pressure at kaba. Nung una, nag-da-doubt pa ako sa sarili ko kung kaya ko bang gawin yun, kaya ko bang i-portray. Kung paano ko iibahin, kung paano ko gagayahin.
“Pero na-realize ko na hindi ko siya dapat ibahin or gayahin. Mas more on gawin kong akin, gawin kong sarili kong atake. At siyempre sa tulong din nila direk, lahat ng co-actors ko napagtagumpayan namin at naayos namin lahat ng dapat ayusin para makagawa kami ng ganito kagandang show na ipapakita namin sa mga tao,” he said.