JM de Guzman needs a breather after ‘Init Sa Magdamag’ | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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JM de Guzman. Image: Instagram/@1migueldeguzman

Actor JM de Guzman has been playing the role of an abusive husband (Peterson Alvarez) in the TV series “Init Sa Magdamag.” The stress from it has been great that he now feels he needs to take a role to function as a breather after the series ends.

“Na-enjoy ko naman po ‘yung process ng paggawa ko kay Peterson. As an actor, gusto ko po mag-take ng challenges at mas ma-improve pa ang craft ko,” he said during the online press conference yesterday, Sept. 1, for the series’ nearing finale. “Pero siguro after this, medyo breather muna na role, then I’ll go again.”

(I enjoyed the process of creating Peterson. As an actor, I like taking challenges and to further improve my craft. But maybe after this, [I’d go for] a breather role, then I’ll go again.)

The last few episodes of the series can be viewed at TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV and ABS-CBN’s social media platforms. Outside the country, viewers can watch from on The Filipino Channel, while advance episodes can be accessed through iWantTFC and WeTV iFlix.

De Guzman also thinks that the physical abuse committed by his character is something that the production was able to successfully pull off.

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JM de Guzman. Image: Instagram/@1migueldeguzman

“Sobrang risky noong scene at noong issue na ‘yon. Maraming walang boses po para i-voice out na they’re suffering from that,” he said.

(That scene and that issue was too risky. There are many who are voiceless to speak up that they’re suffering from that.)

“For me, para i-portray po ‘yung ganoon ka-sensitive na issue, malaking responsibilidad po as an actor, hindi siya para maging motivation na tama na manakit ng asawa kung sakaling may pagdududa,” he added.

(For me, to portray that sensitive issue, it is a huge responsibility as an actor. Doubts [in a relationship] should not be an excuse to hurt one’s spouse.)

The show made de Guzman learn some lessons too, such as staying away from stressors and valuing his peace of mind more. He also admitted that the process of creating a teleserye stressed him a lot.

“Nahirapan akong mag-recover,” he said. (I found it hard to recover.) JB


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