We witnessed the hardships they experienced and feel inspired by their determination to keep living in Maalaala Mo Kaya's March 7 episode. Playing the Plazo brothers were Seth Fedelin, Harvey Bautista, and Uno Madrid who all shared in Kapamilya Chat what it was like to be part of this story.
Portraying a real person comes with a lot of pressure. You have to effectively hide your identity and take on their persona. “Kailangan maramdaman ng mga nanunuod na siya mismo ‘yung nakikita nila,” Seth explained. Not to mention, there is a chance of that person seeing your performance. “So, as much as possible, gusto mong tama ‘yung paano sila gumalaw, paano sila magsalita,” Harvey added.
Research is one way of preparing for the role. Once in front of the cameras, there is a lot of back and forth between the actors. This collaboration is what will allow the scene to be as close to perfect as it can. For #MMKPlazoBrothersStory, the three Kapamilya actors also had to wear prosthetics. It usually took them over an hour to put on and then even longer to remove.
The prosthetics made shooting the scenes extra challenging because it was hot, and they would get really sweaty underneath all the latex. At the end of the day, however, their struggles were only a small fraction of what the Plazo Brothers experience in real life. This is why the biggest lesson that the actors learned is to not be ashamed of physical appearances. Instead, we should all be proud of our differences because we all have different identities. “Ang importante diyan kung anong nasa loob mo, anong klase kang tao,” Seth said.
Aside from all these insights, Seth, Harvey and Uno also played the Kapamilya Chat's Yes Or No Challenge with a Twist! So, check out this video to watch them have fun!