Kapamilya Young Stars Take on Challenge of Doing Scenes with Veteran Actors in ‘Dugong Buhay’

The young cast of “Dugong Buhay” Ejay Falcon, Arjo Atayde, Yam Concepcion, Jed Montero, and Ketchup Eusebio have taken their performances in the action-drama series to a different level as they are inspired by their veteran co-stars to explore more about the art of acting.

Yam Concepcion, Arjo Atayde, Ejay Falcon, Ketchup Eusebio and Jed Montero

According to Ejay, aside from his long preparation for his role’s action scenes, the pieces of advice of his senior co-stars are a huge factor for his portrayal of the revengeful Victor in the series. “Dahil sa ‘Dugong Buhay’ mas lalo pong lumawak ang kaalaman ko bilang aktor at natutunan ko rin po na mas maging seryoso sa craft na pinili ko,” he said.

While he admits that he feels pressured in executing his scenes, Arjo shared that he uses the pressure as a motivation to play the character of the spoiled rich kid Rafael better. “Kapag nakakaramdam po ako ng pressure, nagtatanong na lang po ako sa kanila ng advice kung ano ang dapat kong gawin. Nakakawala po kasi iyon ng pressure dahil parang pamilya lang po kami na nagtutulungan sa set,” he shared.

Ketchup, who plays the childhood friend of Ejay in the teleserye, said that it is a huge honor for him to be able to work with veteran actors such as Nonie Buencamino, Christian Vasquez and Sunshine Cruz. He said, “It’s more of a privilege than pressure para sa akin tuwing nakakaeksena ko ang mga premyadong aktor sa industriya dahil sobrang dami ko talagang natututunan sa kanila.”

On the other hand, the two leading ladies of “Dugong Buhay” are both overwhelmed with the positive feedback that they’ve been getting about their performances in the show, which they consider as their biggest break in showbiz.

After taking on sexy roles in mainstream and indie films, Yam said that she still cannot believe that the network entrusted her with Sandy’s role. “First ever teleserye ko ito sa ABS-CBN kaya mas lalo kong pinagbubuti ang sarili ko sa bawat eksena na ginagawa ko,” she said.

Like Yam, Jed admitted that the Kapamilya Gold teleserye has changed a lot about her as an artist. “Ang dami-dami ko talagang natututunan sa role ko bilang si Trisha. Dahil po sa mga kasama naming bigating artista, mas lalong nakaka-motivate para sa akin na patunayan ang sarili ko sa role na ibinigay nila sa akin,” she said.

As a support to their idols, the fans of “Dugong Buhay” lead stars flooded the social networking site Twitter with positive tweets such as“@xtian_delacruz: Yes na yes sa ganda ang story ng #DugongBuhay. Buhay na buhay ang bawat eksena. Ang galing ng buong cast;” “@butfulmoon: Nakaka-adik panoorin ang Dugong Buhay from 4pm & 10pm California time. Ang galing ni Ejay Falcon;” “@tetRtan: @arjoatayde Hi Rafael. You’re so promising. Galing ng acting. Claim it, malayo mararating mo. #DugongBuhay;” at “@margharhette: Malakas talaga ‘yung potential nito nina @yamconcepcion at @jedmontero sa pag-arte. Go lang girls!”

From the creation of Carlo J. Caparas, “Dugong Buhay” has consistently ruled its timeslot since it aired on April 8. It is under the direction of Toto Natividad and Mikey del Rosario.

Continue to follow the thrilling and intensifying twists and turns in the lives of the characters in “Dugong Buhay” and discover how Victor plans to get back at the De Laras now that he finally got the trust of Rafael. Can Victor still push through with his mission in destroying the De Laras? Or will his anger begin to fade as he gets closer to the family he grew up hating?

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