Seth and Andrea on Saying Goodbye

Following the success of Huwag Kang Mangamba, Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin bring us another heartwarming story, “Saying Goodbye,” this time peppered with more ‘kilig.’

The digital series is about two best friends, Elise (Andrea) and Ricky (Seth) who met seven years ago, thanks to their common love for Yeng Constantino’s music. Elise discovers Ricky’s rare heart condition and that grows their friendship deeper.

 

 

Portraying a guy with cardiovascular problem, Seth started to imbibe his character at home after asking tips from his father who works as a nurse “Nagtanong ako kung ano ba itsura ng may sakit sa puso. Ayun, bawal kang mapagod. ‘Pag napagod ka, hinihingal ka so pina-practice ko sa bahay. Habang nasa kwarto ako, mag-isa ako, tina-try kong ipasok sa utak ko na may sakit ako,” he said in an episode of Kapamilya Chat. Then, on set, he consulted the creatives to make sure he’s aligned with their vision.

Andrea’s Elise, on the other hand, has two personas – the punk music lover seven years ago and the medical student at present. To prepare, Andrea read and watched “The Fault In Our Stars” and “A Walk to Remember” that are quite reminiscent of their series. “Para mas nararamdaman ko kung paano ba ‘yung magkaroon ng kaibigan na may sakit, kung gaano kahirap sa kanila… Inisip ko paano ‘pag ‘yung crush ko may heart disease, ano ‘yung mararamdaman ko,” she revealed.

The difference between the characters is Ricky has a sunny disposition about his sickness while Elise is more worried. But both of them are huge fanatics. In real life, Andrea is very vocal about her fangirl moments. She was so drawn to showbiz personalities even before she became like them.

She has big admiration for Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Angel Locsin, Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, Bea Alonzo, James Reid and Nadine Lustre, and almost all artists. She even went to Yeng’s concert that was used as a scene in the series, “Nando’n talaga ako! Nakikitili ako, as in kahit hindi na ako kita sa shot, sumama pa rin ako. Kahit kapitbahay ko lang siya, ka-street ko nga lang pala siya.”

Meanwhile, there’s only one actress who made Seth starstruck and that’s Liza Soberano. Further, Andrea revealed that Liza is the only artist in Seth’s gallery.

Saying Goodbye” leaves viewers pondering on “Kapag puso na ang nakataya, lalaban ka pa ba?” Sharing their answers to this question, SethDrea said they’re willing to fight for love. He explained, “Maganda sa buhay ‘yung lumalaban. Kaya tayo nabubuhay para lumaban, hindi sumuko. At the end of the day, hindi mo pagsisisihan.”

 

 

Andrea confessed with ‘hugot,’ “Kapag nagmahal kasi ako, hindi siya napapagod. Kahit, kunwari ubos na siya, lumalaban talaga siya. Para siyang zombie, ‘yung puso ko, kahit ilibing mo, babangon pa rin siya. Wala, matapang ako, eh. Palaban ako lalo na pag mahal ko.”

Catch “Saying Goodbye” streaming every Saturday, 8pm, starting December 4 on iQiyi.