Kathryn Bernardo wishes to be tough like Malia in La Luna Sangre

by Nerisa Almo
Mar 2, 2018
Kathryn Bernardo (right) will miss playing the role of strong-willed Malia. "Sana ma-take ko siya hanggang sa matapos." It was revealed that Angel Locsin's Jacintha (left) was the future self of Malia in La Luna Sangre.

After almost nine months, ABS-CBN will air the finale of La Luna Sangre this 2018.

This fantaserye is the third installment of the “Moonstone” trilogy that was preceded by Lobo (2008) and Imortal (2010).

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla learned a lot while portraying their characters Malia and Tristan, respectively.

The 21-year-old Kapamilya actress said the strong-willed Malia has greatly influenced her as a woman.

She pointed out, “Siguro yung makukuha ko kay Malia kahit matapos na itong La Luna is yung pagiging tough niya.

“Kasi, kilala naman ako na very girly. Hindi ko ine-expect na okay din pala.

“Okay din yung pagiging tough ni Malia.

“Feeling ko, nagustuhan ko yung kung paano siya magsalita, kung paano siya kumilos, very warrior-like.

“Sana ma-take ko siya hanggang sa matapos.”

To achieve what's need for her character in this fantasy series, Kathryn admitted, “Inalis ko yung pagkababae ko, ang pagka-Kathryn ko.”

Daniel, on the other hand, enjoyed the first part of the show, where Tristan was still seen as an ordinary young man.

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The 22-year-old actor recalled, “Na-enjoy ko yung buhay ni Tristan noong hindi pa bampira.

“Kasi, noong simula, isa akong jeepney driver doon.

“Doon kami nagsho-shoot sa Quiapo and talagang na-enjoy ko yung pagbibiyahe ko, nakikita ko yung mga tao.

“Ang saya lang gawin, parang very humbling experience din.”

Aside from this, Daniel also had fun doing the action scenes for La Luna Sangre.

He even commended their fight director, Wang Yan Bin, who is from Singapore.

“Grabe yung director namin, hindi nauubusan talaga ng energy. Ang husay niya, isa sa mga pinakamahusay na direktor.

“Ayun ang isa sa mga pinagpapasalamat namin, na ibinigay dito sa La Luna Sangre.”

Meanwhile, Richard Gutierrez wishes for some kind of redemption for his character Sandrino, the main antagonist in the series.

“Minsan itong si Sandrino talagang dahas ang gusto, e,” he said with a laugh.

“Pero sana lang sa ending ay maintindihan ng audience ang core ni Sandrino, kung bakit niya ginagawa yun and kung bakit siya ganung klaseng bampira.

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“Kasi, lahat naman ng ginagawa ni Sandrino, na makuha ang kapangyarihan o masakop ang mundo, lahat naman yun front lang niya yun to fulfill his ego.

“Pero deeper than may rason kung bakit niya ginagawa yun.”

In the final week of La Luna Sangre, Sandrino discovers that Tristan has betrayed him and has sided with Malia once more.

Supremo is now left exhausting every possible way to stop his brother from putting all his efforts in vain. Meanwhile, Tristan remains confident that he will emerge victorious, albeit scathed with the death of his grandparents, together with his love Malia in the end.

Malia always has had the heart to love and serve as the "bagong itinakda" (the chosen one), where she fights for justice and peace for the welfare of her family and her kind. She has also continued to defy fate when she chooses to love and be with Tristan again and again, even if the prophecy said that he will become her arch enemy.

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Meantime, Tristan may have once have succumbed to bitterness and hate, but love still prevails in his heart. He has been sacrificing everything, even to the extent of joining the Moonchasers and entering the world of werewolves and vampires, to protect his family and give justice to his father and other loved ones’ death.

This week, the werewolves suffered a blow as Baristo (Joross Gamboa) dies in the hands of Sandrino, further fueling Malia’s hatred and desire to end the antagonist’s rule.

Tonight, March 2, viewers will find out if the love between Tristan and Malia could be their ultimate weapon to defeat Sandrino (Richard Gutierrez) in the upcoming finale “The Apocalypse.”

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Kathryn Bernardo (right) will miss playing the role of strong-willed Malia. "Sana ma-take ko siya hanggang sa matapos." It was revealed that Angel Locsin's Jacintha (left) was the future self of Malia in La Luna Sangre.
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