The madlang people know her as a member of It’s Showtime’s GirlTrends. Others might have heard of her last October, when the announcement of her engagement to RnB artist Jay R was made. Before all of this, however, she was already making a name for herself in the music industry. Now, get ready to meet Mica Javier as the fierce and seductive Lupita on Precious Hearts Romances Presents Los Bastardos.
“Kahit pagulong-gulungin n’yo ko sa bundok, kakayanin ko ‘yun.”
Not many actresses get to dive into the world of action and stunts, but Mica is ready for anything. Portraying Lupita involves doing intense fight sequences and daring scenes which is exactly what makes the character different. The fact that Mica was entrusted with the role makes her feel grateful towards the management. She sees this is an opportunity to learn and experience unique personas, “Hinahanap-hanap mo ‘yung mga adrenaline rush na ganoon.”
The actress considers herself adventurous and independent—qualities that she thinks are necessary to take on someone like Lupita. Mica shared that there are instances when the directors would choose to shoot harder parts of a fight scene later to avoid exhausting them. Yet, she and co-star Joshua Colet feel otherwise, “Gusto namin ‘yung pagod kami.”
“Kontrabida pero feeling ko likeable siya na kontrabida.”
There is no doubt that Lupita stands out on her own, but her tandem with Connor is one of the main reasons as to why viewers have grown to love her. They first met at an event where they attempted to steal the same object, the blue diamond ring. This is where their partnership started.
Being both con artists, there is more than just passionate love between them. There is drama and friction that brings out their chemistry, separating them from other every other tandem. “Every time na pupunta kami sa set, hindi namin alam kung ano ‘yung i-e-expect namin,” Mica revealed. Twitterverse must agree because they are now being shipped as “CoTa” or “CoPita”.
“Alam na niya ‘yung mga ganap na ganito.”
Fans are not the only one excited to see Lupita and Connor’s heated interactions. According to Mica, her fiancé is also in full support of her performance. “At first, parehas kaming nanibago na napapanuod akong gumagawa ng eksenang ganito,” she admitted. However, Jay R has been part of the industry for 15 years which is why understands, “At the end of the day, it’s acting. It’s just work.” Mica also shared that her beau has visited the set. He even met the cast and crew during the Christmas party. “It’s all good vibes,” she described.
With such a powerful character in her hands, the sky’s the limit for Mica to unleash her full potential. What do you think of her performance as Lupita?