As we are all looking forward to see her back on the small screen anew through the much-awaited first digital content made especially for Kapamilya Online Live, Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, ABS-CBN Entertainment caught up with Jodi Sta. Maria via the online show Hotspot Live last Thursday, August 6.
The episode commenced by flashing the full trailer of the aforementioned series, which has now raked millions of views since it was initially shown last March, giving us a peek on the premise of the story and some of its exciting scenes as well.
“Sobra akong nagpapasalamat do’n sa mainit na pagtanggap ng mga Kapamilya natin do’n sa trailer ng Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin. Unang pinalabas ‘yong trailer namin no’ng March e, and in less than 24 hours, ilang milyon ‘yong naging views namin. And siyempre, na-hold ‘yong airing ng program because nga of the pandemic,” she enthused.
Then she continued, “Tapos no’ng itinuloy, nagpalabas ulit sila ng trailer and nakakatuwa kasi kahit sabihin mo na naipalabas na siya before at pinapalabas siya ulit ngayon, millions of views pa rin ag nakukuha natin. So we’re very thankful and we’re excited because nakikita namin, we’re getting comments and feedback na inaabangan din talaga ‘yong teleserye na Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin.”
Host DJ Jhai Ho then went on to quiz Jodi about how she feels on becoming a mom to her now teenage unico hijo Thirdy, who’s already 15 years old, and the usual bonding activities they do together in spite of their busyness in their respective endeavors – Thirdy with his online schooling while Jodi with work.
They proceeded on talking about her latest project, as she enthusiastically introduced her character Marissa Pineda. She disclosed how she prepared for her role, how the creative team and her co-stars were so generous and supportive in helping her effectively portray her role, how she’s able to relate with her character, how it is working with her fellow cast members, and what are the adjustments they did in the midst of the “new normal” at work.
Aside from re-learning how to play the guitar, she imparted being able to formulate her own colognes, essential oils for different ailments, and scented disinfectants that she plans to release in the market someday.
Watch this video to see everything that happened during our fun conversation with Jodi! You may also show your support for her by making sure not to miss an episode of Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, once it began airing on August 17 on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live!