Surely, avid viewers of Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin found themselves crying and brokenhearted after witnessing the tragic death of its lovable character Gelo Marasigan, impressively played by Paulo Angeles, in the November 10 episode.
And the same went for the actor himself and his on-screen loveteam partner Michelle Vito, who weren't able to hold back their emotions while watching the tear-jerking and heart-rending scene as seen on their appearances on the "Ang Reaksyon Mo Ay Akin" segment facilitated by their colleague Aya Fernandez on that evening.
Paulo, who expressed his sadness over not being able to see the drama’s ensemble cast again in the next tapings, recalled how he felt and how he prepared prior to shooting the death scene.
"Actually, before no'ng eksena, sobra akong ninerbiyos kasi first time kong mag-shoot ng death scene so ‘di ko talaga alam," he disclosed.
Then he added, "Actually, tinuturuan ako do'n ni Direk. As in hinimay-himay ni Direk 'yon noong nakahiga na ako sa sahig. Sinasabi niya, 'isipin mo ganyan, isipin mo ganito, isipin mo 'yong last moments with Heidi. Parang mas more on humuhugot ako ng emotions pagdating sa scene na 'yon sa mismong character kasi wala talaga akong maisip."
At the same time, he also couldn't help but laugh on the morgue scene wherein Heidi was wailing as she saw Gelo's lifeless body, as he got squeezed by Michelle that made it hard for him to breathe.
Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin's unbelievably young and brilliant writers -- Hannah Cruz, Jann Mendoza, and Jasper Paras – talked about Gelo’s death scene in the latest Creative Room episode streamed live on JRB Creative Production's official Facebook page last Wednesday, November 11.
As Jasper revealed that they were all actually emotional while writing Gelo's death scene.
Hannah, who was assigned to write that particular scene, recalled being reluctant and having a difficult time while taking on the task since that week had been heavy for them due to the slew of deaths among the characters, not to mention that killing off Gelo felt like murdering an innocent person.
Jasper further imparted that the love story of Gelo and Heidi was actually a "special assignment" to them by their higher ups since they knew that the three of them would be able to relate more because they're on the same age range. He noted as well how they made sure that Gelo would die a noble way and not just for nothing.
Jann also revealed naming Gelo Marasigan after her and Hannah's college classmate during their student days in the University of Sto. Tomas, who apparently possessed the same personality as him.
Aside from the writers, the musical scoring team led by musical director Francis Concio graced the Creative Room, too!
Joined by his teammates Eduardo Jimenez and John Lopez Angeles, they discussed the process on how they come up with the music and determine the scoring needed in every scene.
As storytellers themselves through music, they initially make sure to know the flow of the story, watch the scenes that were already shot, and put themselves in the shoes of the character. Doing so helps them visualize what track is appropriate in a certain scene by determining what emotion it elicited to them, as well as the proper transition of music.
When asked what particular scene thrilled them the most, it's the elevator scene of Ellice (Iza Calzado) and Marissa (Jodi Sta. Maria) for John, while it was the suspense death scene of Gelo for Eduardo.
Watch out for more exciting scenes of JRB Creative Production’s Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, created by Dindo C. Perez and Julie Ann Benitez and directed by FM Reyes and Avel Sunpongco, weeknights after FPJ's Ang Probinsyano on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z and iWant TFC!