For the very first time, real-life couple Tommy Esguerra and Miho Nishida will star in the #IMpangako episode of Ipaglaban Mo this October 1.
In the pocket presscon for the legal drama series, Miho expressed her joy for the opportunity of starring in their first Ipaglaban Mo episode. The actress admitted that she had some difficulties with her role. According to her, it was particularly challenging to portray the life story of another person, but she definitely learned a lot from it. Tommy agreed with Miho that doing Ipaglaban Mo was a little more difficult compared to when they did a Maalaala Mo Kaya episode. The actor explained that with MMK, it was their own stories, so it’s not so much as acting as it is reliving their stories; whereas with Ipaglaban Mo, they were actually acting out a story with different characters and different lives. But, he too, insisted that Ipaglaban Mo was an interesting experience that taught him a lot.
Another challenge that ToMiho faced was that, this time, they did not appear as a couple on Ipaglaban Mo. Tommy actually plays a manager in a restaurant who has a secret crush on Miho who works there as a waitress. Miho revealed that to avoid their real-life relationship from coming out in this episode, they agreed not to talk with each other while on the set. She also stopped thinking of herself as Miho, but as Bessy. She did this to help her through the scenes where she had a different partner, Clint Bondad. Tommy, on the other hand, shared his reaction to seeing Miho with another actor. He admitted that, at first, it did feel a little off knowing that Miho and Clint would have a love scene, a kissing scene together, but he told himself that he and Miho can do this. He joked that he just went out and got himself a burger while Miho and Clint did their thing. But ultimately, Tommy reiterated that they are both professionals before anything else, so they are able to put personal things aside. He just takes everything in stride and reminds himself that it’s simply acting and that that’s how it is in showbiz.
Find out from how Miho was able to relate to her role and what she and Tommy consider as their dream project in this Kapamilya Chat special.