Jodi Sta. Maria portrays a headstrong woman who refuses to play the victim following her husband’s betrayal in ABS-CBN’s upcoming drama series “The Broken Marriage Vow,” which finally airs on January 24 on various platforms.
Like in the original BBC series “Doctor Foster,” Jodi’s character, Dra. Jill Ilustre, is defined by her passions, her career, and her personal relationships.
“Dra. Jill Ilustre is a woman whose top priority is her family. She’s a loving mother, an attentive wife, a compassionate person who really cares for her patients. Her personality is anchored on love, which is what makes her character relatable,” shared Jodi.
Jill loves being in-charge of whatever space she’s in, steadfast in her principles, and is always the first one to teach someone a lesson whenever a mistake is made.
“She’s passionate when it comes to fighting for the people she loves and for the things she values,” shared Jodi. “She’s always calm and collected but she wants to show dominance and control over any situation.”
However, Jill’s picture-perfect life comes crashing down when she suspects – and eventually proves – that her husband David (Zanjoe Marudo) is cheating on her with a much younger woman, Lexy (Sue Ramirez).
Rattled by David’s betrayal, Jill behaves in destructive ways that will affect the people close to her, including her son Gio (Zaijian Jaranilla), and becomes increasingly obsessed with revenge as she tries to gain back the dignity that she believes was taken away from her because of the affair.
Jodi’s performance as Jill in “The Broken Marriage Vow” will be seen beginning January 22 on iWantTFC, two days before its TV broadcast, and on January 24 at 8:40 PM on Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, and TFC.
The series, which is entirely shot in Baguio, also stars Jane Oineza, Angeli Bayani, Bianca Manalo, Ketchup Eusebio, Rachel Alejandro, Art Acuña, Empress Schuck, Joem Bascon, Brent Manalo, Malou Crisologo, Franco Laurel, Sandino Martin, Lao Rodriguez, Jet Gaitan, Jie Anne Armero, Migs Almendras, Avery Clyde, and JB Agustin, with the special participation of Susan Africa and Ronnie Lazaro.
Concepcion Macatuno and Andoy Ranay directed the Philippine adaptation of the hit BBC series “Doctor Foster” for ABS-CBN.