In this episode of Kapamilya React, Jane de Leon enthusiastically revisited her previous teleserye appearances and reacted on her performances, as well as imparted some of her most memorable experiences and fun trivia while doing those projects.
First off, her TV debut via the iconic hit TV series Be Careful With My Heart wherein she played the role of a maid. It might only be a short stint, but it was already enough for her to feel overwhelmed as she didn’t only have her first on-cam moment, yet had the chance to interact with Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo as well!
“Overwhelmed talaga ako and super excited. Siyempre no’ng time na ‘yon, KathNiel and first-ever TV appearance ko no’n. And then, ‘di ba no’ng panahon na ‘yon sobrang maingay ‘yong Be Careful With My Heart? Kaya feeling ko, wow. Thank you, thank you so much sa opportunity,” she related.
She also recalled being asked to dye her blonde hair then black for that cameo, which she obviously did. But she got shocked upon seeing that the scene was actually filmed in black and white.
Next was her remarkable portrayal of rape victim Kate Dollente in the “Bayad” episode of Ipaglaban Mo in 2018, which according to Jane was extremely tough for her.
“Hindi lang emosyon ang kailangan kong ibigay dito e. Kalaban ko rin dito mentally lalo na physically, ‘yong katawan ko kasi bugbog talaga. Kung ‘yong ibang scene napanood n’yo, grabe ‘yong hatak talaga nila sa akin, ‘yong buhat, ‘yong hila. And then kinabukasan, puro pasa talaga ako,” she recalled.
Although doing it was exhausting for her – crying most of the time from 9 in the morning up to 12 midnight and being bruised, but it was actually more favorable for her as an artist as it allowed her to feel the real emotions and hardships of the character.
“So, grabe. Parang no’ng mga panahon na ‘yon, parang totoo talaga. Feeling ko ‘di ako nagta-taping. Pero happy ako na naka-survive ako and happy ako na maganda ‘yong kinalabasan ng Ipaglaban Mo,” she said.
Jane then went on to react in one of her scenes as Maggie Bartolome in the controversial 2018 primetime series Halik, wherein she was able to exhibit a bit of her chops as a kontrabida opposite Yam Concepcion.
Although one of the intense confrontations between the characters of Yam and Daisy Carino gave her a lump on the head after being forcibly pushed by the former on the floor, she still had a great time working on it. She expressed how she misses her character Maggie and her bonding with her on-screen brother Jericho Rosales in between takes and behind-the-scenes.
Last, but definitely not the least, was her first-ever starring stint on MMK as Filipina champion boxer Nesthy Petecio in the “Pangarap At Kamao” episode aired last January.
When asked regarding the changes from her very first acting gig up to her latest appearance on MMK, the newest Darna proudly said that she’s happy with her improvement and how she takes pride in every character that she had portrayed.
“Siyempre, meron pong development. Unti-unti naman po ‘yan e. Ako naman, until now, hindi ako humihinto sa craft ko kasi I really, really love my craft. Kahit ‘yong role ko maliit man ‘yan o malaki, importante ‘yon sa akin at importante sa kwento ‘yon. Kaya ngayon naghahanap pa rin ako ng paraan to learn even though lockdown nga,” she replied.
Join Jane as she shares her career milestone as a certified Kapamilya on Dec 4, 2020, 2PM. Watch it live on Star Magic and ABS-CBN’s Official YouTube and Facebook accounts, TFC IPTV, iWant TFC app and ktx.ph. Star Magic Shines On will also be seen on TFC Cable and Satellite on December 05, Saturday, TFC IPTV VOD beginning December 5, Saturday at 7:45pm Pacific Time.