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6 of Jodi Sta. Maria’s most iconic roles on the big screen!

“Dear Other Self”, “Maria Leonora Teresa” + more movies that display Jodi’s acting prowess!

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9/16/2022 in News
6 of Jodi Sta. Maria’s most iconic roles on the big screen!

It may be Jodi Sta. Maria’s classic morena beauty that will make you give her the first look, but it’s definitely the actress’ versatility that will convert you into an avid fan! 

Whether it’s portraying a painfully unfortunate character in a horror flick, like haunted young mother Elisa in “Cinco”, or being quirky middle-aged woman Chinggay torn between two lovers in “The Achy Breaky Hearts”, Jodi shines even on opposite ends of the film spectrum. Kilig with a twist of comic relief? She got it covered! Terrified with endless reasons to scream? That’s definitely Jodi material too! 

Here, we’ve compiled Jodi’s memorable big-screen roles that make us only want to see more of her! 

Faith in “Jologs” (2002) 

Twenty years ago, Jodi made history as part of the ensemble cast in this teen comedy-drama directed by Gilbert Perez! Jodi’s role as Faith, the goody-goody girlfriend of Dino (Patrick Garcia) eventually finds her answers to questions surrounding romance, sexuality, and identity. The film also stars Diether Ocampo, Baron Geisler, John Prats, Assunta de Rossi, and more! 

Elisa in “Cinco” (2010) 

In the film’s segment “Paa”, Jodi’s character Elisa gets bitten by a manic dog while visiting the wake of her daughter’s classmate. This may seem random until the film reveals the real reason why her daughter’s classmate died. Get ready for major goosebumps seeing how the child’s spirit haunts Elisa. 

Stella in “Maria Leonora Teresa” (2014) 

Stella (Jodi Sta. Maria) is one of the three parents, including Faith (Iza Calzado) and Julio (Zanjoe Marudo), who lost their daughters in a bus crash. In dealing with the pain of her daughter’s death, Stella copes by staying close to the pack and getting therapy in the form of creepy-looking dolls as suggested by a psychologist named Manolo (Cris Villanueva).  

Mel in “All You Need Is Pag-Ibig” (2015) 

Looking for an office romance to root for? Jodi’s adorable team-up with Ian Veneracion in this star-studded 2015 Metro Manila Film Fest entry will make you squirm with kilig! 

Chinggay in “The Achy Breaky Hearts” (2016) 

Pressured to find love as a 30-something woman, Chinggay did not expect to find herself in a more confusing dilemma: choosing between an ex-boyfriend she still has sparks with or an entirely new prospect with his own romantic hang-ups. 

Becky in “Dear Other Self” (2017) 

If you’ve once daydreamed about how it would be like to live a different life from the one you do now, you would want to put yourself in the shoes of Jodi’s character, Becky: a woman who finds herself at crossroads of where she is now and where she could be. 

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