Pangako Sa 'Yo stars Angelica Panganiban and Jodi Sta. Maria made it a point to make their slapping scenes as real as possible to avoid doing them again for the cameras.
They are co-stars of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo in ABS-CBN's remake of the iconic teleserye originally topbilled by Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa.
Angelica is cast as Claudia Buenavista while Jodi is tapped to play Amor Powers.
In the original soap, Jean Garcia was cast as Claudia while Eula Valdes played Amor Powers.
When the teaser came out, viewers got to see the striking slapping scene between Angelica and Jodi as they brought life to the roles of their predecessors.
When asked to comment about the slap given to her by Jodi, Angelica pointed out, “Nasampal na ako ni Cherie Gil, Maricel [Soriano] pero nung sinampal niya ako, ang sakit nun ha.”
Jodi also felt that the scene was very intense. “Grabe yun agad….feeling namin, first scene [parang] love scene.
"Awkward talaga. Di namin alam gagawin. Paano, totoo kaagad na sampalan.”
Angelica jokingly added, “Ako yung unang nanampal. Ay ang lakas, good take na. Di na makabawi [kay Jodi].”
For two years, Jodi was associated with the bubbly character of Maya in the now defunct daytime teleserye Be Careful With My Heart.
How does she feel about being tapped for a kontrabida role this time?
She replied, “Di ko rin naman first time kong gumawa ng isang character, nakagawa naman ako ng mga kontrabida roles. Nandun nga yung challenge.”
Angelica who is a “veteran” when it comes to portraying a villain onscreen admitted, “Mas nakaka-pressure. Kumbaga nakita nila ako na kung paano maging kontrabida. Siyempre, kailangan mong magpakita ng bagong flavor, texture para naman di nila sabihing 'ay napanood ko na 'yan.'”
Did both actresses agree that they will not be “pikon” or take it personally?
Angelica pointed out, "Naniniwala kami sa trabaho namin. At saka mas gusto ko 'yon bilang artista kung talagang sinasaktan ka, hindi ba? Mas matutulungan ka talaga."