Angelica Panganiban got some entertainment reporters worried when she showed up at the Unmarried Wife grand presscon with noticeable bruises on her knees.
But the Kapamilya actress explained to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that she actually got it while shooting some of the physically strenuous scenes in her movie with Dingdong Dantes and Paulo Avelino.
“Nakuha ko sa pagtatrabaho, sa mga bugbugan…
“May pagka-lampa rin naman ako. Kaya kapag may eksenang bugbugan sa pelikula ay ako ang unang nasasaktan.”
Angelica, who was wearing a knee-length dress during the interview, added, “Hirap na hirap nga akong itago. Pasensiya na ang dami kong sugat.”
PEP was able to interview Angelica after the presscon of The Unmarried Wife at ABS-CBN’s 9501 restaurant last November 3.
One of the interesting revelations from the presscon proper was Angelica’s anecdote about her confrontation scene with Dingdong.
The Kapamilya actress revealed that she was thinking of an ex-boyfriend when she slapped Dingdong hard on the face.
“Siguro yung relationship very relatable siya. Hindi ko naman naitago yung mga naging karelasyon ko.
“Naging open book naman na nagkaroon ako ng mga boyfriends, heartaches, happiness, breakups, rainbows, unicorns.
“But then again, yun nga, doon naman po papasok yung lahat ng sakit na nangyari sa past ay nagamit ko naman.
“Ngayon may chance ako sampalin yung character ni Geoff [Dingdong’s character], nasampal ko.
“Nagso-sorry nga ako sa kanya. Sabi ko, ‘Sorry, ha? Hindi ko kasi nalabas dati, e,” Angelica laughingly narrated.
Dingdong, for his part, didn’t mind getting slapped for real because it made his confrontation with Angelica more authentic.
“Siguro klarong-klaro yung hugot ng karakter sa sobrang lakas ng sampalan niya.
“Nagpapasalamat ako na ganun kasi siyempre minsan ko lang maranasan na hindi makarinig.
“May konting [ringing sound sa tainga ko].”
In The Unmarried Wife, Angelica plays the role of Anne, a woman with a seemingly fairy tale kind of marriage to a man who completely adores her.
But their life takes a drastic change when Anne discovers the infidelity of her husband Bryan (played by Dingdong).
Amid her depression, Anne meets Bryan (played by Paulo) who will bring back joy to her life.