In the Ipaglaban Mo “Impostor” episode, which marked the end of the month-long special celebration of the drama anthology’s fifth anniversary, we witnessed a remarkable tale about two brothers who bore exactly the same identity.
Due to his jealousy and desperation, Cedric stole the identity of his brother Markus and used his school credentials to enter law school. When Cedric eventually became a lawyer, he used his profession to commit crimes, which took a toll not only on him but also to the real Markus. Thus, despite how painful it was for him, Markus helped bring his brother to justice.
This impressive Ipaglaban Mo episode would not be that incredible if the cast and crew of the said show did not prepare well for this.
As seen in this gallery, JM De Guzman who portrayed Cedric and Rafael Rosell who played Markus worked meticulously with fellow cast members and production staff to put together those well-crafted scenes.
JM and Rafael revealed how they prepared for the Ipaglaban Mo episode in the days leading to its airing. Rafael, who made his comeback Kapamilya appearance in “Impostor,” made sure to get enough sleep before the taping to keep his focus and meditated on his character to acquire the proper personality as Markus.
Meanwhile, JM, who already appeared in Ipaglaban Mo several times, shared that he did extra research to effectively portray his character. Because Cedric is the convicted criminal in the story, he watched documentaries about notorious criminals then studied meticulously how those people give their sly reactions and utter lies.
WATCH: JM de Guzman at Rafael Rosell, gaganap na magkapatid sa Ipaglaban Mo “Impostor”