There are many reasons why Pamilya Ko has become popular among Kapamilyas. One of this is the individual performances of its cast. You can really see how dedicated they are, especially whenever Sylvia Sanchez has to slap Joey Marquez.
“Si Nanay Luz laging nasasampal si Fernan kasi mayroon siyang Loida,” she explained. From slapping and shoving to hitting him with a pillow and even her own fist, Sylvia knows exactly how to express her anger. After all, she is a talented actress. Unfortunately for Joey, she might be too talented.
The Kapamilya actress claimed that her slaps were controlled. There is a way to make it look real but painless. By slightly cupping her hand, the palm will not actually make contact with his face. Although, he does not seem to think the technique works. “’Pag tumama sa mukha ‘yan, masakit pa rin ‘yan,” he argued. Even if Sylvia wanted to adjust, it is the director’s instructions to be as authentic as possible. “Binabayaran ako dito para sampalin ka,” she joked.
When Luz found out about Fernan’s affair with Loida (Irma Adlawan), she slapped him up to 14 times in just one scene. Rosanna Roces who portrays Elena also got to throw a few hits and it was worse. “Wala pang ‘action’, nanampal na,” Joey revealed.
After everything, however, the cast genuinely enjoys working together. “Ang sarap niya kaeksena,” Sylvia shared. “I always look forward to this taping. Not because I want to earn. It’s because I want to be with them, all of them, especially Sylvia,” he added. All of them wake up early and excited to get started. This is probably the biggest secret to their success. “Kaya hindi mahirap sa amin na mag-acting na parang isang pamilya kasi on and off the camera pamilya kami,” Joey ended.