Yam Concepcion gets hate messages for mistress role in Halik: "Hoy, malandi ka, p*kp*k ka!"

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Yam Concepcion on playing the mistress of Sam Milby in Halik: "Ang dami nagme-message sa akin na 'Hoy, malandi ka, p*kp*k ka!' o 'Alam mo, makita kita lang kita sa daan, baka masabunutan kita!'"


Yam Concepcion admitted that there are times when the comments against her Halik character Jade are becoming too personal.

In this ABS-CBN prime-time series, Jade is the cheating wife of Lino (Jericho Rosales) who is having an affair with Ace (Sam Milby), the husband of Jacky (Yen Santos).

Since her role is not a "lovable character," Yam knows that people will hate Jade.

But then, she told PEP.ph in an interview via Facebook Messenger, "Pero hindi ko akalain na aabot sa ganito na talagang sobra na yung hate na yung iba pinepersonal na!

"But you know, I'm very happy that our show is getting good reviews, maraming sumusubaybay sa show namin at saka natutuwa din ako kasi na-a-appreciate ng tao yung hardwork na binibigay naming lahat para mapaganda yung show.

"Basically lahat ng ito dahil sa teamwork naming lahat as a team sa Halik. And of course kudos also yo the writers kasi dahil sa kanila, sila nakapag isip ng ganitong characters, ng ganitong plot. Even our directors for mounting scenes na talagang napakahirap gawin pero talagang ang galing ng pagkakagawa."

Yesterday, October 22, two of Halik's episode hashtags became top trending topics on Twitter.

The first was #TapatangHalik, which was the real hashtag for the episode, and the second was #HarapangHalik, which was the hashtag for their October 17 episode.

Yam said about this, "Sobrang flattering din kasi yung kahapon, dalawang hashtag namin yung nagtrending sa Twitter.

"Sobrang laking pasasalamat ko sa mga nanunuod at sa sobrang hooked sa show na ito, na talagang naiintindihan ko rin naman yung iba, e, how one can be so hooked sa characters and sa show kasi ganun din ako when it comes to series.

"So kahit may mga ganun silang sinasabi, may mga haters, bashers, I feel them kasi ibig sabihin talagang they're just really into the whole show, talagang nahook na sila and I think that's a good thing, that's an advantage."

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However, there are also times when Yam would receive hurtful comments because of her portrayal as Jade.

"Hay naku talaga, may mga nagse-send sa akin na—hindi naman siguro death threats, di ko alam kung ganon kalala, pero ang dami nagme-message sa akin na 'Hoy, malandi ka, p*kp*k ka!' o 'Alam mo, makita kita lang kita sa daan, baka masabunutan kita!' 

"Basta ang daming mga ganun, nakakatakot siya na parang, wow, talagang ganun sila ka-affected na pati ako, nagugulat.

"At saka ngayon, talagang lahat napapansin na nila, sabi sa akin ng mom ko na may nababasa siya na parang pati ata siya, binabash na rin! Tinatag siya or even if some of my family members, parang tinatag din nila ng kung ano-anong pinagsasabi tungkol sa akin.

"Pero meron din magagandang mga reviews, parang kunyari, 'I hate you, Jade but I love you, Yam!'

"Okay lang sa akin pero yung iba kasi masyado pine-personal, they look for faults sa akin as a person or even as a character, si Jade.

"Parang sobra nila masyadong pine-personal yung ibang bagay, even yung iba, binabalik nila yung mga dati kong nagawa—yung mga movies ko noon, yung Rigodon.

"They're basing my character sa mga nagawa kong characters noon at ngayon na parang, guys, mga character lang yan, that's not my real self, these are just characters that I'm portraying. Nakakatawa kasi talagang ganun!"

HALIK DINNER TABLE SCENE

The October 22 episode of Halik became talked-about on social media because of the scene in the dining table, where the four main characters faced each other.

Lino revealed to everyone that he was able to watch the CCTV footage before Ace got stabbed, and that he and Jade were together before the incident.

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The lead characters of Halik face each other in a dining table confrontation scene.
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However, Ace and Jade were able to hide their affair by accusing Lino and Jacky of having their own affair.

Yam divulged some details that happened behind the scenes while shooting the confrontation scene.

"Of course, una, bago kami magshoot ng eksena, si Direk Cathy [Camarillo], kasi mahilig siya magdiscuss muna noong scene para mas lalo naming maintindihan dun sa kalalabasan ng eksena.

"But in terms of our own characters, we have the responsibility, alam namin yun, e. At saka siguro also, parang kaya nagwork din yun kasi talagang ipifeel mo yung moment as your character, talagang ilalagay mo yung sarili mo sa sitwasyon na ganun, how would your character feel pag talagang nangyari yun.

"So ayun, also siyempre, nandoon din yung pakiramdaman. Kailangan marunong kang makiramdam sa mga co-actors mo kung ano yung binibigay nilang emosyon, kasi wala masyadong dialogue, e. It's more of just the feels, sa tingin ko ha, noong dinner table.

Yam Concepcion as Jade
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Jericho Rosales as Lino
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"So mata mata, pakiramdam, at yun, mukha namang natuwa yung mga tao sa mga kaganapan doon sa dinner table.

"At saka feeling ko, yung sa dinner table, it's more of a challenge sa bawat character na nandoon kasi very internal lahat, e. Lahat ng emosyon, nasa loob.

"Katulad sa akin as Jade, hindi ako makapagsalita, di ba? Lahat ng gusto kong ilabas na emosyon, ang hirap ilabas kasi wala akong dialogue noong time na yun. It's all just internal, nasa loob.

"So ngayon, ang challenge doon, paano ko maipapakita sa mga tao na, 'Oh My God, kinakabahan ako. Oh my God, ano sasabihin ni Lino? Nabuking na 'ata ako, may alam na 'ata sila, nakakapraning.' Alam mo yun?

"So yun yung challenging, e, paano mo maipapakita yung lahat ng emosyon na yun just by sitting down there and just having your eyes as the tool to show that and for the audience to feel that, di ba?"

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Yen Santos as Jacky
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Sam Milby as Ace
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After the dinner scene, Jade and Lino ran away and had their own confrontation scene at a street.

According to Yam, she could not have pulled off the scene if not for Jericho.

"Siguro what helped me also siguro, kasi si Jericho Rosales, sa sobrang galing niyang aktor, talagang mararamdaman mo yung emosyon niya, totoo at saka iba yung vibe, yung energy na nire-release niya, so nahahawa din ako doon.

"So siguro, yung nangyari kaya nagwork yung eksena is I was really into deep in the character as Jade, plus Jericho's reactions, plus yung mga dialogue niya sa akin, yung tinginan niya sa akin, so dahil doon, nagtrigger lahat, bigla na lang lumabas yung emosyon na gusto ng direktor.

"Natutuwa nga ako for that confrontation scene, e. Si Direk Cathy, pinabayaan na lang kami, sabi niya, 'Kayo nang bahala dito. I trust you guys as actors, alam ko thinking actors kayo.'

"Nagtulungan lang kami ni Echo, na sobrang sarap katarabaho kasi sarap niyang ka-eksena, talagang madadala ka."

MISTRESS ROLE

Yam admits that portraying a mistress role is not easy, especially since she didn't actually expect that Jade's actions would go this far.

"Sa totoo lang, grabe talaga, napakahirap ng character ni Jade kasi in the beginning, hindi ko naman talaga alam na aabot sa ganito kasama.

"Kasi parang in the beginning, noong pilot... well, noong tinanggap ko yung role na ito, hindi ko naman akalain na magiging this evil si Jade kasi based on sa character study ko about her, nung si Direk FM [Reyes] pa yung director, ang sabi niya sa akin, may history kasi si Jade, e.

"May pinanggagalingan lahat ng ito, e, which kunyari, si Jade, she's an orphan, may orphan mentality siya na she longs for love, parang very selfish siya, kumbaga wala siyang sarili niyang pamilya, wala siyang backbone.

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"Alam mo yun, hindi normal childhood yung pinanggalingan niya, e, so uhaw siya sa pag-ibig, uhaw siya sa mga bagay na wala siya, katulad na lang ng love, material things na parang ang dream niya, gusto ko rin magkaroon ng sariling ganito, ganyan."

For her research, Yam asked women about cheating on their husbands and partners.

"Marami din akong mga tinanong na mga ibang tao, mga ibang babae tungkol sa mga ganyan, if they ever cheated on somebody and sa totoo lang, marami, hindi lang napag-uusapan.

"Maraming babae ang nakakarelate kay Jade na nagche-cheat sa kanilang mga asawa, sa kanilang mga jowa.

"And it's harder for the society to accept women cheating more than men cheating. Sabi nila kasi, ang babae nagche-cheat din daw 'yan pero mas magaling lang daw magtago ang babae kaysa sa lalaki.

"But yung issue na ganyan, cheating, I believe na whether you're a woman or a man, cheating is still cheating. Yung gravity ng kasalanan na yun, parehas lang. 

"So portraying Jade na alam natin na hindi pa rin matanggap ng society natin pag ang babae ang nagche-cheat, parang mas mabigat yung issue na yun, now with me portraying that character, nanlalalaki, parang sobrang hirap niyang gawin, such a hard role to play especially yung mga ginagawa kong eksena sa Halik.

"But you know, as they say na parang you have to do things that challenge you because it means na pag hindi ka comfortable sa isang bagay, it means na it will help you grow as a person, as an actress also in doing uncomfrotable scenes.

"Also, on the positive side, I'm actually having fun playing the role of Jade kasi ang sarap sarap sarap niyang laruin as a character.

"Kumbaga talagang noong una, shocks, this is so uncomfrotable kasi sobrang hated na talaga. But you know, parang lalong tumatagal, I'm enjoying talaga portraying her, nakakatuwa, sobrang complex ng character niya.

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"I enjoy it kasi yung pambubuwsit ko, talagang nabubuwsit talaga yung mga tao so mukha namang effective yung pagganap ko bilang Jade, so all the hardwork, it's all paying off."


PEP.ph also asked Yam if she has any message to her character Jade.

She said, "Naku, alam mo Jade,  napakaswerte mo talaga kay Lino. Ang kulang sa 'yo siguro, e, pasensya. Hindi lahat ng bagay nakukuha ng ganun kadali. You have to have patience sa iyong asawa kasi yung mga pangako niya sa 'yo, just wait for the right time and maibibigay naman niya yun sa 'yo, yung gusto mong bahay—hintay hintay lang, hinay hinay lang.

"At siyempre, Jade, hindi rin kita mabe-blame kung na in love ka doon kay Ace kasi napakagwapo naman talaga at mayaman, nabibigay yung mga gusto mo, mga luho mo.

"Sana malaman mo yung value, malaman mo kung ano ang importante talaga sa buhay at sana malaman mo Jade, ma-realize mo kung ano talaga yung mahalaga sa buhay, kung ano talaga yung magpapasaya sayo.

"So Jade, ang masasabi ko rin din sa 'yo, lahat ng mga bagay na ginagawa mo ay may consequences, at nakalimutan ko rin nga pala sabihin sayo Jade, ha, pinalagpas lang nila.

"Ang pinakauna nangyari kaya nagsimula lahat ng ito, kasi drinug rape ka ni Ace, hindi mo ba alam 'yon?

"Naku, dapat you should stand up for yourself, feeling ko nadumihan ka na sa sarili mo dahil sa nangyari sa inyo ni Ace pero ang hindi nila alam, hindi mo alam na na-drug rape ka at feeling mo, gumawa ka ng isang kasalanan na hindi mo naman talaga ginusto at feeling mo, nabahiran ka na sa katawan mo na hindi ka na deserving sa love ni Lino.

"Pero sana, one day you'll realize what matters in life, what will make you happy at sana tama na yung mga kalandian mo, ha? Alam ko masaya lumandi pero tama na, sumosobra ka na talaga Jade!"


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