The character of Lia Mante will be out of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano soon as Jane De Leon prepares to take flight in “Darna: The TV Series.” Looking forward to this much-awaited transition, the actress talks about her experience working with Team Promdi in this episode of Kapamilya Chat!
Jane is still seen as Lia in the action-drama series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. She’s the Black Ops officer who crossed paths with Cardo Dalisay (Coco Martin) amid the mission to eliminate the Task Force Agila. Asked how she relates to Lia, she said they are both “matapang” and then quipped, “nananapak ng lalaki.” They are both family-oriented as well. But unlike her onscreen persona, she is not “marupok.”
Jane admires Lia for her big heart for the family. She said the female cop will make a stand for the people she loves and the oppressed, hence, worthy of more blessings and strength.
Jane will step out of the taping bubble equipped with some production mastery. Everyone was welcoming and generous of their expertise. On her experience working with Coco, the 22-year-old actress related how brilliant and gifted Coco is. She noticed that he’s hands-on and has a keen eye for details.
To be part of Coco’s teleserye is a huge blessing and responsibility, much more when the role is someone close to him. Albeit happy, Jane was quite hesitant at first. She had to ask her manager and even her mom, “Kaya ko na ba?” But knowing Coco’s reputation as a hands-on, kind, and attentive director, she knew she’s in good hands. “Binigay ko ‘yung tiwala sa kaya at unit-unti kong na-develop ‘yung character ni Lia.”
Jane went on to share her top three memorable scenes, starting off with her first appearance as a Black Ops captain. She said she was told to report for a teaser shoot. To her surprise, she was handed a rifle and was told to go to a structure’s third floor. “Ha?! Wala man lang orientation,” she laughed. If she only knew, she would’ve lost weight earlier.
Her next favorite is the series of scenes where Lia was fighting in the woods wearing a white dress. “Lumuluhod talaga kami sa damo, sa lupa. Habang nakadapa kami, may mga gumagapang na insekto, pumapasok sa dress ko. Siyempre dapat professional ka. Natawid naman.”
Making it to the list is the intense confrontation between Lia and Cardo after the latter attacked the Black Ops Headquarters. Lia stormed to their house fuming with anger and looking for Cardo, who got a taste of her wrath. “Sinampal ko siya. Parang na-stun si CM, so hindi nakapag-eksena ganyan. Tapos tawanan lahat.”
Coco apologized for the slight blooper and asked which part she wants to resume, and her reply was, “Gusto n’yo po ba doon ulit sa sampal?” It took them three to five takes to perfect.
Jane added that she’s wrapping up her remaining scenes. Watch out for more action as Jane and Coco take on a single mission to avenge Audrey (Aya Fernandez)’s death in the upcoming episodes of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.