Before she became “The Legal Wife,” award-winning actress Angel Locsin prepared for her role as Monica by talking to women with cheating husbands, as well as to men who left their wives for another woman.
“I spoke to women who have the same story as my character, to married men who have had extramarital affairs, and to mistresses,” Angel shares with in an interview on “Tapatan Ni Tunying” in 2014.
As a supporter of Gabriela, an organization that advocates women and children’s issues, Angel has mingled with and talked to wives who suffered from domestic disputes and violence even before she began working on the said drama series.
“Every time I join counseling, I know that I am not in the right place to judge and give advice. I'm there to support and empower them as women, and also to learn from their stories,” she explained.
For Angel, who advocates women empowerment, counseling helped her not only in effectively portraying her television roles, but also in expanding her understanding of women’s issues.
Angel has since been extending her help by preparing and distributing relief goods to victims of natural disasters and armed conflict through the years. She has been recognized as one of the Annual Heroes of Philantropy in 2019, called “Altruists in the Asia Pacific Region.”
Catch Angel in the re-airing of her 2014 drama The Legal Wife weekdays on Kapamilya Gold.