Top-rating drama Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin continues to magnify the Kapamilya Network’s mastery in the art of creating world-class teleseryes. Some of its cast members let us dive deep into the secrets of mounting such a grand series in the middle of the pandemic and other hurdles.
Karl Gabriel, Amy Nobleza, and LA Santos talk about being part of and things they will miss about the groundbreaking series in this edition of Kapamilya Chat.
Apart from honored, these young stars are over the moon. While we can never know how much passion and hard work are extracted from them and everyone involved in the show, they swear it’s literally sweat and tears. LA also mentioned teamwork. After all, it takes a village to produce a teleserye as big as Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin. They’re happy with the outcome, the rave, and every positive feedback thrown on social media.
Karl, the tough guy of the group, was noticeably sentimental as he talked about his newfound family. He said he misses the bond. For him, this project is one for the books – an experience he will always cherish as an actor and as a person. He’s proud of everyone. He’s utterly grateful to work with some of the country’s top-caliber actors.
Amy calls it a blessing, considering last year’s unemployment struggles. Not only she’s given a job but the project she belonged in has been a grand masterpiece. It was also a learning experience, taking notes from the industry’s best. Most of all, she will never forget meeting new people and growing close with them. Karl chimed in and teased her for crushing on LA.
Asked to pick one cast member they will miss the most, Amy mentioned Kira Balinger, her roommate and now one of her best friends in showbiz. The boys, on the other hand, struggled to pick just one. So, they’re asked to name their closest cast member instead.
Karl revealed that his friendship with Iza Calzado is unexpected and he’s amazed by how she exudes wisdom even in their most random conversations. By her example, he learned to draw a line between professional duties and personal issues.
LA found another set of moms in Maricel Soriano and Cheska Inigo. Karl butted in, saying the veterans are generous of their time and guidance, always caring and always there to help.
The Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin cast ensemble is an exciting mix of wisdom and youthful fun. Together with Kira Balinger and Grae Fernandez, now shipped by fans as KiRae, the bunch found their new ‘barkada’ as well. They would vouch for KiRae’s off-cam chemistry, saying they’d get kilig just seeing them hold hands on the set.
LA is proud to compose KiRae’s first official theme song for the series. Karl chimed in again, adding he’s also proud of LA’s work. Listening to these young stars’ stories, it’s worth noting how much they support each other. There are no traces of competition, just plain friendship and teamwork.
The recent episodes showed Kira and Grae’s respective characters, Hope and Jake, trying to elope together. Asked for their opinion about this act which can be relatable to other youngsters, Karl boldly condemned Jake and Hope’s decision. As much as he wishes to understand the depth of their emotional baggage, he believes that trying to escape from the problem will only add fuel to the flames. At the end of the day, one must learn to face his own problem. More importantly, our families are there to support and help. He said we must learn to approach our loved ones instead of running away from them in times of conflict.
LA would acknowledge the need for space so teenagers can sift through their emotions. But that doesn’t grant them the ticket to run away from home. Amy just had to add that she will never wish anyone her age to go through the same dilemma.
Team Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin is done with their last taping cycle. Karl said it’s been a mix of joy and sentimentality. But no matter what happens, he knows they found lasting friendships and a new family. “Hindi lang trabaho, eh. Alam kong may pamilya ako. Kahit madapa ako, matisod ako, alam kong may sasalo sa akin, which is ‘yun talaga ‘yung meron ang ASIAA.” Karl promised that it won’t be their last bonding times and he’s already looking forward to future get-togethers with the cast. Amy added that the ‘sepanx’ is real.
Asked about the lessons youngsters like them can learn from Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, Karl talked about forgiveness and realizing that there are people who love us even in the darkest moments, “Hindi pwedeng puro sama ng loob ang pinangingibabaw. Kailangan din nating matutunan, tingnan din natin na masarap din magmahal kesa magalit.” He added that words cut deeper than actions, so we must be careful not to speak while seething with anger. It’d be better to take a pause first because hurtful words will only leave scars.
For LA, the show is a reminder that love prevails. It remains the most effective antidote to hatred, “Pagmamahal ang nagbibigay sa’yo ng reason. Pagmamahal ang nagbibigay sa’yo ng kaligayahan."
Amy added the importance of forgiveness and keeping it real, relating to Marissa (Jodi Sta. Maria) and Ellice (Iza Calzado)’s choice of actions, “Sobrang taas ng pride nila na hindi nila mapatawad ang isa’t isa, lumaki pa ‘yung problema nila. ‘Yun ang root kung bakit wasak sila –hindi nila kayang magpatawad.”
Karl, Amy, and LA invited viewers to watch Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, created by Dindo C. Perez and Julie Anne R. Benitez and directed by FM Reyes and Avel Sunpongco, airing every Monday to Friday on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.