Sam Milby felt uncomfortable shooting violent scenes with Judy Ann Santos for ABS-CBN's teleserye Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.
Sam's character, Eros Diomedes, is a rich young man who grows up with a temper because of his domineering family. He falls in love with a mag-aasin or salt harvester named Anessa (played by Judy Ann) whom he met while on a business trip in the province.
Eros and Anessa get married but soon, the husband resorts to physically abusing his wife.
In the June 25 episode of Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, Eros forces himself upon on Anessa and this prompts the wife to confront her husband and leave the Diomedes mansion.
“Eto yung first time na pinaka-intense na role na ginawa ko, medyo violent yung character ko," said Sam about his character.
"First time na hindi ako yung tipong good guy, grey character siya. I mean, makikita naman na may topak siya.
“Ito yung first time na may role na may ginagawa akong bugbog sa babae. First time ko sa mga eksenang ganun."
The Kapamilya actor admits that he initially hesitated becoming too physical with Judy Ann but she encouraged him to make his performance as authentic as possible.
"Parang nahihiya ako sa kanya [Judy Ann] kasi minsan pag nadala ako sa eksena, ang hirap para sa akin na ingatan yung paghawak ko na parang malambot lang pero mukhang madiin.
"Hindi, e, malakas [mahigpit] talaga yung hawak ko. And she lets me [do it]."
(Read: Sam Milby talks about his dark character in Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala)