As we reach the finale of The General’s Daughter, the cast of our beloved show are here to say that just like how we feel, they will also sorely miss being part of our weeknight primetime viewing. Saying goodbye to their characters during their show’s finale press conference, they recount the most memorable scenes they had throughout their journey in the said action-drama series.
Young stars Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte or the LoiNie tandem, who play as Claire Del Fierro and Ivan Cañega respectively, tell us that their entire journey was truly memorable for them. Meanwhile, Arjo Atayde, who played Elijah "Elai" Sarmiento discloses how special the pilot episodes has been for him.
Ryza Cenon, who portrayed 2nd Lt. Jessica "Jessie" De Leon - Del Fierro, enumerated three of her most memorable scenes. First was the revelation scene of Angel’s character, second was when Eula’s character slapped her, and third was her character’s outburst being a “replacement” daughter in the family.
Albert Martinez who plays as Brigadier Gen. Marcial De Leon, revealed that his most memorable scenes were the fight scenes they shot for the finale. “Ang pinakamahihirap po na fight scenes na na-experience ko in my life, sa pagiging artista. Kasama ko po si Paulo do’n. From 7am hanggang 6pm, nakikipagsuntukan kami,” he shared.
Tirso Cruz III who plays as Santiago "Heneral Tiago" Guerrero, said that his most memorable experience was their behind the scene collaborations with the cast and the directors of the show. Aside from that, he says that he will never forget the scene where Maricel’s character slapped him and that famous “Nasaan si Rhian?” scene.
Veteran actresses of the show namely Janice, Maricel and Eula tell us that their most memorable scenes happened with the children of their characters in the show. Janice de Belen who took on the character Amelia Montemayor-Guerrero, says that her character shifting confrontation scene with Angel’s character about her son is the most memorable for her. Maricel Soriano, who played Isabel "Nanay Sabel" Sarmiento, shared that she will never forget what happened when Elai was kidnapped. Finally, Eula Valdes who portrayed Corazon De Leon, said that her “lukso ng dugo” scene and reunion scene with Angel’s character were the most unforgettable moments for her.
Like Ryza and Tirso, JC de Vera who played Maj. Ethan Del Fierro recalled having three unforgettable scenes in the show. First was the breakdown scene of Arjo’s character at the hospital, second was the “naabutan pero pinakawalan” scene, and third was the “May nakasunod ba sa’yo?” scene with Paulo. Meanwhile, Paulo Avelino, who personified Franco "Dos" Segismundo, shared that jumping off the cliff with Angel’s character was the most unforgettable experience for him.
As the lead character 2nd Lt. Rhian "Uno" Bonifacio/Dianna Guerrero/Arabella De Leon, Angel Locsin divulged that the whole show is memorable for her. Nevertheless, she said that the revelation scene at the cemetery, their boat race at the barrio and her father-daughter fight scenes are just a few of the most striking moments she had in doing the show.
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In their statements, we can see how close the cast members were while doing the show. In their interview for the finale, they further described how they all have worked as one family throughout the making of their teleserye.
“Masaya ‘yong show namin. Hindi ko ine-expect na mag-eenjoy ako nang ganito dahil napakahirap nga gawin ng The General’s Daughter. Pero sa tulong ng mga lahat ng tao sa likod at harap ng kamera, ginawa namin [ng isang] pamilya kasi talaga ‘e,” Angel said.
“Nagkaroon kami ng team building na I believe importante para sa isang soap. Malaking tulong ang nagawa no’n. Naging close kami ng isang buong araw na hindi namin namalayan,” Eula Valdes shared.
“On the set, tawanan lang kami but when they say take, everyone is so serious. Nagta-transform lahat ng artista, and I learned everyday… Not only about acting but about life,” Arjo Atayde says.
One of their directors named Mervyn Brondial also spoke of how they appreciate one another on set. “Lahat ng actors kilala lahat nila ang crew and they call them by their names. ‘Yon ‘yong best part sa’kin,” he noted.
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Indeed, The General’s Daughter has certainly made an indelible mark in our hearts and minds. As we part ways with this unforgettable program, witness what transpired during their last taping day here in this gallery.