"I'm a nurse major in healing a broken heart," says Jennica Garcia about her role as Bianca in Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka.
She plays a dangerous game of being found out by her sister Erika, played by Jackie Rice, that she is seeing Jake (Geoff Eigenmann).
Bianca is unaware, though, that Jake is just using her to get back at Erika, who sought help from Don Jaime (Michael de Mesa) when she got ill.
As the story goes now, it seems to be priming Bianca for a showdown with Erika.
During our set visit on July 7, Jennica looked quite comfortable, even switching to "Beki"-speak when we interviewed her.
"Kumakayod na parang kabayo para kumita," she said.
The 23-year-old actress is happy that her hard work is starting to pay off. The Grandia car she started paying three years ago will be fully paid this September, leaving her with just a condo unit to pay for.
Does she plan to leave the family home now that she has her own condo?
"Wala pa yun, pero next year, gawa na siya. Sabi ko kay mommy na puwede siya sumama."
Interestingly, the condo Jennica is buying has only one room. How will she fit her mom in the condo?
"Puwede naman kami sama-sama, kami nga ng kapatid ko nagsama-sama sa isang kuwarto.
"Knowing my mom, dadalaw at dadalaw 'yan at siguro two weeks siya mag-stay doon," Jennica explained.
She described Jean as "clingy, malambing..."
"Nung kumuha ako ng condo, siya [Jean] nag-insist na kumuha ako."
Her mom also got a condo, but, according to Jennica, "Mas mura 'eto kaysa doon sa kinukuha niya. Gusto niya doon din ako kukuha. Sagot ko, 'Kung ako ay isang Jean Garcia, diyan din ako kukuha.' Isang Jennica lang ako, kaya dito-dito lang ako.
Mom Jean offered to split the payment with her but she refused.
"Ayoko naman ng ganoon, may trabaho na ako... Ako nga dapat tumutulong."
Back then, Jean wanted Jennica to get a condo on the same floor, beside hers.
"Di ko pa kasi kaya, at di ko rin nakikita sarili ko na naglalabas ng ganoon kalaking pera para sa condo, siguro kung bahay."