It's a fact: those who have watched "La Vida Lena" would all agree that Erich Gonzales' portrayal as Lena is really worth a round of applause.
But if there's anyone who is also worth commending in the series, it would be the characters of Janice De Belen and Agot Isidro, Ramona and Vanessa.
Now that the show is nearing its end, the stars recalled some of their most unforgettable memories on the set, including the funny behind-the-scenes while filming the intense scenes in the series.
During the finale media conference of the show, Agot recalled one particular scene where she was caught off guard by Janice's sudden outburst. She was referring to this scene where Janice poured red wine all over her because of anger:
"Siguro yung sinabuyan mo ako ng red wine [yung pinaka nakakatawa]. Kasi naman, yung pinasuot sa'kin noon puti tapos meron siyang double. So noong una, si Janice, parang iniiwasan pa 'yung mukha ko," Agot recalled.
After holding back on the first take, Janice then went all out for the scene. "Todo 'yun, nakita ko talaga 'yung red wine napunta sa mukha ko," said Agot. "Tapos siyempre wala na, gagawin mo na 'yung eksena 'di ba. Tapos after noon, yung false eyelashes ko andito na sa baba, tapos 'yung buhok ko tigas-tigas. Eh may mga eksena pa. Sabi ko guys, kailangan kong maligo. Kasi hindi naman 'yun wine, grape juice 'yun eh so malagkit."
Janice also still remembers the scene vividly, even remembering how their director Jojo Saguin "encouraged" her to go all out.
"Kasi iisipin mo malagkit, mahirap tanggalin, tapos may mga eksena pa kami [after nun]. Tapos sabi ni Direk Jojo, 'Hindi ano ka ba. Sabuyan mo talaga.' So noong second take, hinagis ko talaga. Talagang, 'oh my god!'" Janice shared.
In the end, the two veteran actresses know that everything they do is just for work and that they will never take things personally.
"It was fun to do scenes like this with people you're comfortable with. Kasi hindi ka magwo-worry that they might take it the wrong way if mapalakas 'yung bato ng wine, kung may sampalan man...we will not take this personally. This is a part of our job, this is what we're supposed to do, so we'll do it how people want us to do it," Janice said.
Agreeing with Janice, Agot added: "Masaya ring ginagawa kapag hindi ka nagho-hold back kasi maganda 'yung kinalalabasan. Kumbaga hindi ka nagpipigil."
Catch the last few episodes of "La Vida Lena" on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, and Kapamilya Online Live via ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
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