Fresh from the success of their first ever soap You’re My Home, rising tandem Jessy Mendiola and JC de Vera are giving more “kilig” vibes this time in Wansapanataym Presents: Just Got Laki.
JC and Jessy happily welcomed the opportunity to work on something the young ones and the young-at-heart through the award-winning fantasy-drama anthology show.
“Siyempre different ‘yung pagiging light, siyempre may romantic side siya. Siyempre may ligawan and mga things na very different from You’re My Home kasi nga ‘yun heavy drama ito very light lang. May konting kilig and light romance,” JC said.
“It’s something different from what we usually do and siyempre given our personal life,” said Jessy.
JC points out that their newest project is a welcome deviation from their already established and accepted roles.
“Mas wider lang ‘yung range na makikita. Siyempre hindi lang sa isang angle na heavy drama and comedy like sa Banana Sundae. Very far from sexy very far from the different genres that we are used to,” he said.
JC takes the role of Macky, a young boy who transformed into an adult overnight after munching on a magic candy. Jessy, meanwhile, will be taking on the role of Sophia, the gracious daughter of the candy store owner where Macky’s mother played by Angel Aquino happens to work.
The show’s romance angle will center on Macky’s longstanding admiration of Sophia, which transcended even though he transformed into an adult.
Instead of getting “too mechanical” with their acting, Jessy shared that their approach was “not to prepare for” the show in order to make their performances and approach as natural as possible.
Meanwhile, still overwhelmed by the amount of support that they are getting from their followers, Jessy and JC are hoping for the best for their Wansapanataym episode.
“Habang ginagawa namin ito parang sinasabi namin ‘Sana ‘yung next natin light lang, light lang,” said Jessy.
The first of six episodes earned 26.8 ratings last Sunday. Watch more “kilig” episodes of JC and Jessy in Wansapanataym Presents: Just Got Laki on Sundays directed by Jojo Saguin and Allan Chanliongco.
‘Barbarians Rising’ premieres June 7
History revealed the cast and contributors for the global eight-part docu-drama Barbarians Rising. The cast portrays the legendary warriors as they’re engaged in one of mankind’s most timeless struggles – the fight for freedom.
The docu-drama features the true stories of nine of history’s greatest warriors. The cast includes Nicholas Pinnock (Captain America: The First Avenger; Fortitude) as Hannibal, who vowed a blood oath at the age of nine to destroy Rome; Ben Batt (The Edge of Love; Shameless (UK)) as Spartacus, the slave-turned-rebel who led a barbarian revolt; Kirsty Mitchell (The Royal Today; River City) as Boudica, the avenging Celtic warrior Queen; Tom Hopper (Black Sails; Merlin) as Arminius; Emil Hostina (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts I and II) as Attila, scourge of the east; Gavin Drea (What Richard Did; Love/Hate) as Alaric, the king of the Goths; Steven Waddington (The Imitation Game) as Fritigern, the warrior who took down an Emperor; Richard Brake (Batman Begins;Game of Thrones) as Geiseric, the last barbarian standing; and Jefferson Hall (Vikings; Game of Thrones) as Viriathus, the shepherd-turned-rebel leader.
Barbarians Rising tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the barbarian rebel leaders. It is a visceral journey into the heart of a wave of rebellions against absolute power. The Roman Empire called them “barbarians” – tribes the Romans viewed beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and violent existence. However, these were also men and women who launched epic struggles that shaped the world to come.
The eight-part docu-drama reveals the true story of the 700-year battle to bring down one of strongest empires the world has ever known.
Barbarians Rising is a global co-production for History in the US and internationally. This limited event series is slated to premiere on June 7 and airs 9 p.m. Tuesdays.
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