ABS-CBN actor Dominic Roque is happy that his villain role in Pangako Sa ‘Yo has been getting good reviews as the series reaches its conclusion this Friday, February 12.
In the teleserye, he plays Mark, the former right-hand man of Governor Eduardo Buenavista (Ian Veneracion) who is secretly working as a spy for Amor (Jodi Sta. Maria).
He later on developed romantic feelings for Amor only to be turned down by her. For this reason, he decided to side with Claudia (Angelica Panganiban).
One of his key scenes on the show was his revelation to Claudia that Yna (Kathryn Bernardo) is Maria Amor, the long lost daughter of Amor.
Dominic told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the Thanksgiving press conference of Pangako Sa ‘Yo that he found his role challenging, especially since this is his first time to play a villain in a soap opera.
“Actually itong project na ito is hindi ko naisip na kontrabida iyong ibibigay sa akin, so challenging siya sa akin noong ibinigay.
“And until now, binibigyan ko pa rin ng todong focus iyong pag-arte ko kasi yun nga, hindi ako sanay na kontrabida and first time ko tumanggap ng kontrabida.
I’m happy na happy [yung audience], actually di sila happy, galit sila.
“So happy ako na galit sila kasi at least, nalalaman kong effective yung ginagawa ko.”
What made him decide to accept the kontrabida role?
“Actually kasi, itong project na ito, isang malaking project ng ABS, and barkada ko si DJ [Daniel Padilla], si Kath, happy ako na naging part ako.
“So noong sinabihan ako ng production na kung puwede akong maging part nito, sabi ko, game ako kasi mga kaibigan ko yung kasama and may mga bago akong nakilala.”
According to Dominic, after Pangako Sa ‘Yo, he will be doing another TV show.
He also revealed that he will be doing a new movie soon. On his Twitter account, it was disclosed that he will be doing a movie with Alex Gonzaga and Edgar Allan Guzman.
KATHRYN AND DANIEL ON THE SET. Since Dominic is friends with the KathNiel love team, he bonded with them while shooting Pangako Sa ‘Yo.
During the press conference, the sweetness between Kathryn and Daniel was noticed by the press.
Their co-star Amy Austria also revealed that they are indeed sweet on the set.
Dominic also affirmed this observation.
“Oo naman, sweet naman talaga sila, e, as always.
“Siyempre lagi namang magkasama 'yan, and lagi kami nagkukulitan sa set.
“Kapag nakikita naming happy sila, happy rin kami."
He also revealed that he was a fan of the Daniel-Kathryn tandem before he became friends with them.
“Fan din kasi ako nga KathNiel before ko pa sila makilala.
“So happy ako na naging barkada ko sila, happy ako na nakikita kong happy sila sa set and isang family kami sa set.”