Now that the phenomenal series that brought her into stardom is already bound to take its final bow, Yam Concepcion looks back on the moment she was tapped to portray the role of Jade Flores-Bartolome in Halik. Yam reveals that Jade’s character was still grey at first. She did not have yet the idea whether Jade would really evolve as the show’s female antagonist or will Jade remain as just a mistress. The creative team simply saw how Jade shall become hit to the viewers and this has made Yam grow as an actress in return.
Yam was recently hailed as the Primetime Drama TV Actress of the Year Award at the Guillermo Box Office Entertainment Awards. The recognition, along with the praises and hate she gets from the viewers of Halik, are all validation of her sterling performance in the teleserye. Tito Boy asks her to react about her showbiz title as the newest “Pambansang Kontrabida”. While Yam quite expected to receive such branding, she is also amused that others call her “Pambansang Kabit” instead due to the role she portrays.
In a span of eight months of being the Primetime block’s most hated kontrabida, Yam’s list of accolades has tremendously grown. Yam has received a total of four acting trophies through her stint in Halik.
Yam feels contented and grateful as she reaps the reward of the hard work she has poured on the project. Taking lessons from her on-screen persona, Yam learned the importance of admitting one’s mistakes and using them to make better choices the next time around.
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