After its premiere on iWantTFC, "La Vida Lena" is finally set to air tonight, June 28, on television.
During the show's media conference last week, lead star Erich Gonzales talked about her adjustments while filming the teleserye back in 2020 — her first lock-in taping experience during the pandemic.
"Sobrang nakakapanibago talaga," Erich described.
"Before our first taping day kung saan andoon 'yung mga swab test tapos mostly mga Zoom meetings 'yung ginawa namin, briefing, ganyan. Para pagdating dun sa location, mas maka-save ng oras. Para faster sa lahat, latag na 'yan lahat."
"Ang aalahanin mo na lang 'yung lines of your character para pagdating mo sa set ready ka na. Para hindi ka naman abala para sa lahat. Bawas sa kumbaga problema. Para wala ng stress, dire-diretso na,” she narrated.
Since most of the plot revolves around her character Magda seeking revenge, Erich admitted that filming some scenes were very challenging.
"Some scenes naman 'yung very physical hindi naman maiiwasan yan hangga’t hindi sinasabi ng director yung ‘Cut!’. Siyempre rude naman na i-cut mo 'yung scene just because nasaktan ka. Because when you're in the scene, you forget yourself and be the character so kung ano' yung needed, 'yun 'yung gagawin mo. 'Yung mga maliit na galos galos malayo 'yun sa bituka,” she said in jest.
Nonetheless, the whole cast and team were very mindful and helpful of each other throughout.
“Since lock-in taping and kayo-kayo lang 'yung magkakasama, make sure hindi lang sarili mo 'yung iniisip mo kundi 'yung ibang tao din sa paligid mo. Kung ano man 'yung kailangan nila and tulungan," she enthused.
"La Vida Lena" premieres this June 28, 10 PM, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z Channel 11, TV5, iWantTFC, and TFC.
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