Meg Imperial and Debbie Garcia take on the challenging roles of sex workers on “Maalaala Mo Kaya” which will air this Saturday, August 13.
Meg says that the episode focuses on the friendship of Julia (Meg) and Denise (Valerie Concepcion) who stayed by each other’s side through all the hardships and trials they encountered. Debbie, who plays Roxanne, adds that the show also tackles the issue of trafficking and how young girls are tricked into becoming sex workers. Meg explains that her character keeps her feelings to herself especially those of neglect from her parents. She looks for love from other people instead and only after going through her painful experience did she realize that her parents do love her as well. What’s challenging about this, according to Meg, is that in real life she loves her mom dearly and she just couldn’t imagine going through something like this with her. Debbie, on the other hand, shares that her character is a very strong woman who entered this kind of trade because she felt that there was no other way to earn money since she was not able to finish school at all. But behind her strength is an anger caused by her insecurities which, Debbie says, is something to watch out for.
What scenes did they find most challenging and what lessons did they glean from the story? Find out from Meg and Debbie in this installment of Kapamilya Chat.