PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
For the past 4 months, viewers were glued to their TV screens as they followed the highly-stimulating and thought-provoking drama series Rhodora X, topbilled by Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Mark Herras and Yasmien Kurdi.
Rhodora X captivated the hearts of Kapuso viewers as it showcased an edgy theme, never been tackled in Philippine TV- Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and its effects on the victims' lives and those around them.
Jennylyn, Yasmien, Mark, Mark Anthony, and Kapuso newcomer Martin del Rosario shared their unforgettable experiences while doing the series. For Jennylyn, it was a new and challenging assignment as she played the role of Rhodora, the woman who suffered from DID. “For me, most unforgettable is portraying 3 different roles in one scene [Rhodora, Roxanne and Rowena]. Very challenging siya at hindi ko talaga ito makakalimutan,” she said.
It was also quite a change for Mark portraying the role of Joaquin Vasquez, “ito ang pinakachallenging na role na ginawa ko. Naportray ko yung character na Joaquin Vasquez. Usually kasi sa mga roles na ginampanan ko hindi ko nahihiwalay yung Mark Herras, dito nagawa ko,” Mark shared.
For Mark Anthony, who portrays the role of Nico, he is very thankful to GMA for giving him this role, adding that he grew closer with his co-stars Jennylyn, Mark and Yasmien, and felt like he is already part of Starstruck.
On the other hand, Yasmien is thankful for the opportunity to be part of a cast whose work experience brought them even closer as colleagues. A memorable celebration capped the show's production as the whole cast and crew were treated by the owner of the house on their last taping day. “Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the real owners of the mansion themselves cooked and served us all those special sausages, patties, meats and vegetables which they got abroad. It became a huge barbecue party and we were all so touched with their generosity and kindness. Never have I encountered any owner of a house/location whose hospitality extended to crew and staff.”
Meanwhile, Martin, coming in the latter part of the series also had his fair share of memories. “Rhodora X was indeed an unforgettable experience especially for me who just transferred to GMA. I always feel welcomed by everybody and I will miss everyone for sure.”
And now as Rhodora X is down to its final week, viewers can still expect twists and turns in the lives of Rhodora, Angela, Joaquin, Nico, and Martin.
Will Rhodora overcome her illness? Will there be reconciliation between her and Angela? Will their families find peace once and for all?
Rhodora X airs its final episode this Friday, May 30, after Kambal Sirena on GMA Telebabad.
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