The upcoming teleserye Unbreak My Heart tagged as a milestone in the local TV industry will soon start airing.
It is the first-ever major collaboration of long-time rivals ABS-CBN and GMA-7, together with the streaming platform Viu.
The dramatic story focuses on Rose (Jodi), a woman with a painful past desperate to atone for his previous sins by trying to rebuild the family she lost.
THE WORK RELATIONSHIP AMONG Joshua, Gabbi, and Jodi
In the TV series, Joshua, Gabbi, and Jodi portray characters entangled in a love story.
The three talked about their preparations for their roles at the press conference held in Seda Vertis North in Quezon City on May 25, 2023.
(L-R) Joshua Garcia, Jodi Sta. Maria, and Gabbi Garcia at the Unbreak My Heart presscon.
Playing characters caught in a steamy May-December affair, Jodi, 40, and Joshua, 25, are called to do intimate scenes.
By way of preparation, both attended a sensuality workshop before they flew to Europe, where some of the scenes were shot.
Jodi remarked at the presscon, “I’m just glad that Josh is very respectful, and he made the scene bearable.
“Nakatulong yung discussion about boundaries, and what you’re comfortable and not so comfortable doing during the scenes.”
It was explained to her, “you are not doing this as you, you are doing it as your character.”
Jodi and Joshua seen talking and laughing during the presscon.
On the other hand, Gabbi and Josh, together for the first time in one project, have been known to each other even before.
Gabbi said, “Komportable na kami sa isa’t isa prior to this project, and mas nakilala pa namin ang isat-isa when we did this project.
“Josh is very respectful and maalagain na leading man sa amin ni Ate Jodi.
“Very, very sincere and he makes sure you’re comfortable in every scene.”
Joshua, for his part, described Gabbi as giving and professional.
Meanwhile, the Kapuso leading lady was thankful to Jodi for making an effort to put her at ease on the set.
Gabbi said, “At first, kinakabahan talaga ako maka-work kasi nga, siyempre, you’re an award-winning actress, and I haven’t met you ever.
“So parang andami kong questions in my head na, shocks, sana maging okay ang koneksiyon naming dalawa.”
She was relieved to discover that working with the seasoned actress was a breeze.
Gabbi said, “I’m just really honored to work with her.”
Jodi and Gabbi chitchatting during the presscon.
Joshua, chiming in, said that being away for five weeks and missing home, he was glad for the company of his leading ladies.
He said, “Nagshoot kami abroad, malayo kami sa Pilipinas, syempre, hindi mo maiiwasan ma-miss mo yung pamilya mo.
“Gabbi and Ate Jodi, sila yung nandidiyan para makinig ng mga kung anu-anong istorya ko.”
The cast of Unbreak My Heart: (L-R) Will Ashley, Bianca de Vera, Nikki Valdez, Eula Valdez, Joshua Garcia, Jodi Sta. Maria, Gabbi Garcia, and Sunshine Cruz
Unbreak My Heart will premiere on GMA Telebabad, Pinoy Hits, and I Heart Movies on May 29, Monday, at 9:35 p.m., 11:25 on GTV.
Viewers can also stream it 48 hours before its TV broadcast on May 29 at GMANetwork.com, iWantTFC, and Viu.
The series is also available on GMA Pinoy TV and TFC.