Shaina, who plays the title role, said viewers should watch out if her character will be able to regain her life back after finally finding her way back to Rancho Del Carmen.
“Finally, maaalala ni Alyna ang tungkol kay Dominic (Jason Abalos) at Baby Nico. Pero hindi magiging madali ang mga bagay para sa kaniya dahil may iba na ring buhay si Dominic kasama si Lilet (Kaye Abad),” she said.
Just like her character, Shaina admits to being a fighter herself. “Lahat ng tao, marunong lumaban pag kailangan na. Dahil sa mga pinagdaanan ko these past few years, natuto na rin akong lumaban para sa sarili ko at para sa mga taong mahal ko.”
Meanwhile, with the approaching finale of the show, none of the “Alyna” cast are walking away empty-handed because of the great impact “Alyna” has made to their careers.
Apart from getting to work with top-tier directors in F.M. Reyes, Cathy Garcia-Molina and Neil Del Rosario, Jason Abalos said he got his meatiest role to date in “Alyna.”
“Sa Alyna kasi, buo yung character ko. Kilala ko yung character mula umpisa hanggang dulo. Ang pagiging Dominic, hindi lang basta-basta pagganap sa isang papel. Kailangan alagaan ang simula o pagbuo sa character niya. Alam ko kung paano kikilos at magsasalita,” explained Jason.
The same can be said by Shaina, who counts Alyna as her most daring and most challenging role ever. “Alam ng lahat kung gaano ka mature ang material namin, may lalim talaga. Ang dami kong paghihirap, sakit na naramdaman for the first time na hindi ko ma-associate sa buhay ko, na kailangan kong ramdamin as Alyna,” she shared.
Kaye Abad, who’s used to playing the heroine, said she enjoys playing an antagonist. She said she likes it that her character is not purely evil, and is actually someone any person can relate to. “Parang sa totoong buhay lang. tayo rin naman nagiging kontrabida, pero hindi naman pumapatay ng tao. Mas real siya. Hindi sya yung tipong kontrabida na purong masasamang salita o may pinapalanong masama.”
Meanwhile, JM De Guzman, a seasoned theater and indie film actor, takes with him many lessons on TV acting. “ Hindi nako masyado nangangapa sa TV. Sa TV, ‘yung processing time mo maliit lang compared sa theater at indie films. You have to be focused. Dapat preparado.”
Showbiz newcomers Paul Jake Castillo and Beauty Gonzalez also gained confidence through the support of their co-stars and director. “Hindi mahirap katrabaho sila Jason at Sid. Kahit na award-winning actors sila, sobrang relaxed. Binibigyan nila ako ng tip sa acting. Sabi nila, “understand the scene, at kung saan galing ang character.”
Beauty, who also had to show some skin in the show, said “Dahil sa pagganap ko kay Lisa, mas comfortable na ako sa katawan ko. Pagdating sa sexier roles, gusto ko rin naman i-push yung sarili ko. Tingnan natin kung ano ang darating at kung kaya ko na.”
“Alyna,” which was only supposed to run for two to three months was extended to until February due to its stellar performance in the national TV ratings. With a quality that rivals primetime programs, “Alyna” didn’t only raise the bar of afternoon dramas but also heightened the competitiveness of the whole afternoon block.
Fans of the show who have followed the love stories of Rex (Sid Lucero), Alyna, Dominic and Lilet, as well as that of Yael (JM De Guzman) and Jerry (Charee Pineda), and Patrick (Paul Jake Castillo) and Lisa (Beauty Gonzalez) should definitely not miss any episode to find out how the 13th installment of ABS-CBN’s “Precious Hearts Romances Presents” series will end.
Catch the last week of “Precious Hearts Romances Presents Alyna” after “Shoutout” on ABS-CBN.