After working for nine months on Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, KC Concepcion says that she had learned a lot from her co-stars in this ABS-CBN teleserye.
"Working with Ate Juday, parang ayoko mag-end.
"Sabi ko, ang bilis na lang nito once na mag-air ito.
"Parang mami-miss ko masyado si Ate Juday [referring to Judy Ann Santos] pati yung cast," said KC.
How does she feel about being a kontrabida in this teleserye?
"I love it!" she exclaimed. "I love Alexis...first time [ko as kontrabida].
"I'm glad na tinanggap ko itong role."
When asked to describe her character Alexis, KC pointed out:
"Nagpakatotoo lang ako sa sarili ko. Si Alexis totoong tao siya, hindi siya nagsu sugarcoat, hindi siya goody two shoes.
"Kung ano ang nararamdaman niya, ipapakita niya yun."
KC's character becomes the third party in the relationship of Judy Ann Santos and Sam Milby.
KC admits that she had no problems adjusting to her leading man in this show.
"Kumportable naman ako kasi si Sam naman yan.
"Nakapag-work na rin kami on several projects together.
"Si Sam parang buddy-buddy ko na rin si Sam so kumportable ako.
"At the same time, alam ko hindi kami pababayaan ng mga director namin."
How can she relate to her character Alexis?
KC said that doing this role made her realize: "Kung in love ka, nabubulag ka to a lot of things.
"Si Alexis ang type na hinayaan niya ang sarili niya na ma in love ng todo at hinayaan niya ang sarili niya na maramdaman ang lahat ng meron para sa babae na nasa sitwasyon na iyon."
How was it like shooting their slapping scenes in this soap opera?
"Pinaghandaan ko talaga yun," said KC with a wide smile.
"Inaral ko kung paano ba manampal ng tao. Sabi ko talaga, ayoko masaktan si Ate Juday. Kailangan aral na aral ko ang pressure, kailangan dito lang [pointing to her fingers] para hindi masyadong masakit.
"[In the end], ako ang nasaktan. Ang galing kasi ni Ate Juday na manampal."
Working with Judy Ann has taught KC to level up her acting skills to be at par with the "Queen of Teleseryes."
"Natutunan ko na maging aktres. Mararamdaman mo talagang sineseryoso talaga nila ang craft.
"I'm learning from the best.
"Yung sampalan scenes, that's nothing compared sa mga natutunan ko everyday na magkasama kami sa eksena."
KC then quipped: "Napakalaking bagay na marunong na akong manampal ngayon. Gaganti rin ako, Ate Juday."
When Sharon Cuneta and Judy Ann had the chance to work on the movie Magkapatid way back in 2002, this allowed them to forge a frienship that has been by tested by time.
It seems this project, Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, has allowed Sharon's daughter, KC, and Juday to further strengthen their bond as well.
KC says she and Juday treat each other as sisters.
"Pag wala naman kami sa work, normal lang. Minsan nga, hindi na namin pinaguusapan ang trabaho. Nagluluto lang kami, tinuturuan niya ako ng recipes.
"Pag meron akong problema, sa kanya rin ako tatawag."
Juday said in a previous interview that the role of the kontrabida Alexis is suited to KC.
What is KC's reaction to this?
"Bagay siguro kasi confident na ako umarte. Marami kasi sa roles na ginawa ko before pa-tweetums.
"Mas kumportable lang siguro ako ngayon sa role na ito na mas may kagat at mas astig na role."
How daring will KC be in this project?
"Si Alexis kasi is a playful person so pwede siyang daring na playful pa rin.
"Hindi siya daring na X-rated na. I wouldn't do that also.
"Natuto na rin ako na you can be a risktaker, you can be open to trying new things pero you still have to be yourself and stay true to yourself."
KC Concepcion: "Kung in love ka, nabubulag ka to a lot of things."
by Text by Jocelyn Dimaculangan / Interview by Allan Sancon posted on June 11, 2013