Seasoned actress that she is, Maricel Soriano is often asked how to go about certain scenes by her co-actors.
On the set of “Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin” (What’s Yours is Mine), the likes of Jodi Sta. Maria and Iza Calzado admitted having asked Soriano about acting.
“Alam mo, ang sarap kasi ng feeling kapag sinabi nila sa iyo, ”Nay, paano ba ang ganito ?'” Soriano shared during the mediacon of the forthcoming soap opera through Zoom on Friday, Aug. 7.
(You know, it feels good when they tell you, “‘Nay, how do you do this?”)
“Natuto na ako, eh,” Soriano said. (I’ve already learned.)
The veteran actress said she only gives acting tips when she’s asked.
“Kapag tinanong ako ay sasagutin ko talaga at tutulungan ko talaga. Pero kapag hindi ako tinatanong, NR din ako, no reaction,” she said.
(When I am asked, I will really answer and I will really help. But when I am not being asked, I am NR, no reaction.)
“Pero kapag tinanong ako ay ibibigay ko talaga ang sagot at talagang walang pagod ko silang tuturuan kasi nagtatanong ‘yung mga bata,” she said.
“Bakit hindi ko naman sila tuturuan, ‘di ba? Ang babait ng mga bata, ang gagaling, paano naman ako bilang nanay nila, na hindi ko sila tuturuan? Siyempre tuturuan ko sila.”
(But when I am asked, I will readily give an answer and I will tirelessly teach them because they are asking for it. Why would I not teach them? These kids are kind, they’re good [actors], why would I as their “mom” not teach them? Of course, I will teach them.)
It was Soriano’s first time working with Iza, Jodi and Sam Milby, and she raved at the three’s professionalism on set.
“Eh, suwerte naman ako talaga kasi napakabait ng mga batang ito at saka ibang klase sila sa kanilang propesyon; napaka-punctual, napaka-professional at napakagaling,” she said.
(I am lucky because these kids are so nice and they’re different in their profession; they’re very punctual, very professional and are great [actors].)
In the series, Soriano plays mom to Jodi’s character who is best friends with the character of Iza. They may be friends but compete in romance, wealth and just about everything in between. It will premiere Aug. 17 on the Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live. NVG