Fans have seen him go through all sorts of experiences as his different characters on teleseryes. But what about in real life? From googling himself to falling in love with his on-screen partner, RK Bagatsing if finally sharing what he has and has not done after all these years in show business.
As Michael on Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, he has shown Kapamilyas what a loving father looks like. There is no doubt that his portrayal is effortless, but apparently achieving this can sometimes require up to five takes. “Maramiraming beses kami nare-retake ng eksena ‘pag hindi namin makuha ‘yung tamang atake,” he revealed. Often times they also have to fight exhaustion from lack of sleep and the pressure to deliver. “Lutang na lutang na, minsan hindi na namin alam kung ano ‘yung sinasabi namin,” he described the cast on set at one or two in the morning. “Lalo na ‘pag may iyakan tapos hinihintay ka [na umiyak],” he continued.
Still, RK is a talented actor. So much so that he has managed to make not only the viewers cry but himself as well. In Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, the scene that got him reaching for the tissues was when Ella (Kaye Abad) visited Michael in his dreams. Even before actually shooting this moment, he was already emotional, especially since he has been playing Mikmik’s (Sophia Reola) father for months now. “Na-imbibe ko na ‘yung mga motivations niya, ‘yung pagmamahal niya sa family nya, ‘yung longing nila for Ella,” he explained. The worst part was probably the goodbye between the former lovers. “Hindi n’yo ba nararamdaman ‘yun? Parang ‘pag mayroon kayong mahal pero kailangan na nilang umalis, parang nagmamakaawa ka na ‘wag muna,” he expressed his emotions.
You saw how Michael handled the news of Ella’s passing. In real life, RK admitted to drinking his heartbreak away. “Lahat naman tayo dumadaan dyan,” he defended. Somehow, getting drunk during painful times is like being in a movie or a music video. Not to mention, some songs could take on a different feel. “’Pag may pinagdadaanan ka parang ‘yung DJ alam na alam,” he added.
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