Do you want to know how life is in show business?
TV5 offers to televiewers its new drama series Hush Hush, which will take them to the world of celebrities and showbiz personalities every Wednesday night.
With the help of the famous directors like Jay Abello (2008 Cinemalaya best cinematography winner for Brutus), Jade Castro (critically-acclaimed director of Endo), and veteran director and award-winning director Laurice Guillen, the actors will be guided to properly portray the lives of showbiz personalities in general.
Initially called Doble Kara, the show's title was changed to Hush Hush to give it a juicier taste.
Inah Feleo, one of the actors in the show, further explains, "Simula po, ang working title namin Doble Kara kasi kumbaga, ine-explore 'yong konsepto nang showbiz personality na mayroong dalawang mukha. Kumbaga, 'yong pinapakita niya sa labas or sa screen at 'yong sa bahay, 'yong totoong pagkatao ng artista. Parang ganun nga po, gusto naming maipakita sa tao 'yong both sides.
"Pero noong bine-brainstorm 'yong buong concept, 'yong buong istorya, parang sabi nila, medyo parang iba daw ang dating ng title, parang medyo matanda at saka medyo parang negative. So, naghanap sila na mala-tsismis ang dating. Kaya naisip 'yong Hush Hush kasi parang ‘atin-atin lang 'to.'"
The story of Hush Hush follows the lives of young celebrities as they experience the ups and downs of the entertainment business. It will also feature how aspiring celebrities struggle to attain the dream of becoming famous, their battle with their detractors, and their attempts to survive in the industry.
GENERAL CHARACTERS. The creative team of Hush Hush took extra care to avoid the characters in the show from being identified with a certain celebrity.
Inah tells the media, "'yong pagbuo po ng bawat character doon sa loob ng show, matagal na proseso siya. Talagang bumuo ang lahat ng creative writers, kumbaga, sa unang-unang set, bumuo ng stereotyped na character. For example, artista na nag-talent search, so very general talaga. Kunyari galing sa mahirap na pamilya, galling sa may dugong artista, parang ganun po. Siyempre kailangan may direktor, mga producer.
"After that, kumbaga, malaki din ang effort ng team na after
gawin yung pinaka-root, 'yong stereotype na 'yon, binabali siya para sa much as
possible wala sanang masyadong patterned na ganung tao."
Inah adds: "Very common ang bawat character. Walang bida, walang kontrabida doon sa show. Parang lahat ay bida-kontrabida in a way."
Seven actors are chosen to give life to Hush Hush and they are: Dominic Ochoa, Bernard Palanca, Inah Feleo, Anna Feleo, Krista Ranillo, Joem Bascon, Valeen Montenegro, and Bruno Folster.
Dominic plays the role of Gabby, a talk show host who has a say in the casting of the various shows in the network. This married guy is so influential that he can instantly give a job to Kate (played by Krista), with whom he is having an affair. Kate is a newbie celebrity who is a product of a reality show.
Bernard, on the other hand, is a young director in this series. He falls in love with a young actress named Roxy. Played by Valeen, Roxy is considered as the "IT" girl in showbiz who practically has everything.
The show also features the half-Brazilian, half-Italian model Bruno who plays that character of Jinno. He is a long-time actor who never got the chance to be noticed because of the lack of roles for someone who has an accent.
Jinno and the other celebrities in the story are under the Spotlight talent agency, which is owned by Vivian (played by Ana Feleo).
Joem is an aspiring celebrity named Andy who came from province. He will be paired with Inah Feleo who plays a kontrabida role as Sarah.
Watch the colorful lives of these
characters starting tonight, August 20, at 7 p.m. on TV5. Click HERE to view photos of Hush Hush cast members.