Actress Janella Salvador took on her “most challenging role” to date in the newest ABS-CBN teleserye, The Killer Bride, which will also feature ms Maja Salvador, Geoff Eigenmann, and Joshua Garcia. The show aired its pilot last Monday and reportedly gathered a 23.1%- rating in the Kantar Media survey.
Janella’s character Emma, Camila’s (Maja) supposed vessel after she died on her wedding day, will fulfill Camila’s plan of revenge to Vito Dela Cruz (Geoff). And in the course of taking revenge, she will meet the character of Elias (portrayed by Joshua).
During the press conference of the said serye held last Thursday, August 8, the 21-year-old Kapamilya artist shared her preparations with her real-life aunt, Tita Maja.
“Marami preparations actually...nag-workshop din kami ni ate Maja [Salvador] together.” Janella narrated. “S’yempre pag sinasapian niya ako kailangan may makita kayo na piece of Maja sa akin...so ’yon nag-workshop kami, in-observe ko kung paano siya, pinag-usapan namin kung ano ’yong gagawin ng character niya na kailangan pareho ng character ko like mannerisms...”
Among all the projects and roles she has done for the past years, Janella said that she considers Emma as her “most challenging role” yet. So challenging that she felt the huge pressured during the first taping day.
She recalled: “Oo super...noong una. Actually n’ong first taping day namin sobrang na pressure ako kasi laging sinasabi sa akin ni Direk, ‘Janella ’yong character mo very important sa show, very vital. Kung hindi mo gagalingan, hindi magwo-work ’yong show...kaya kailangan talaga galingan mo.’”
Janella admits that such intense pressure on the set on the very girst taping day almost defeated her that she was already psyche-ing herself to quit showbiz after the teleserye.
“Grabe after ng first day na-pressure talaga ako...sabi ko sa handler ko ‘Ayoko na mag-showbiz after nito,’” revealed Janellla. “Natakot talaga ako, pero ngayon okay na ako, mas nag-grow na ako into my character. Pero ’yon nga no’ng una talaga grabe ’yong pressure.”
The Killer Bride cast also include Dominic Ochoa, Loren Burgos, Alexa Ilacad, Eric Nicolas, Keanna Reeves, Eddie Gutierrez, Aurora Sevilla, Cris Villanueva, James Blanco, Lara Quigaman, Ariella Arida and Sam Concepcion. The series, which airs night at 9:15 PM, is directed by Dado Lumibao.
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