Kapamilya actor Iñigo Pascual admitted that he shed tears upon seeing his very own trailer while shooting for the series “Monarch.”
“Ang unang takot ko, wala akong RM (road manager) na sasama sa akin. I am on my own. First day ko sa set and hindi ko alam kung saan ako tatambay. Hindi ko alam kung saan ako pupunta. Nahihiya akong magtanong,” he said during the virtual media conference for the series yesterday, Sept. 12.
(My initial fear was I don’t have a road manager who would come with me. I am on my own. On my first day on set, I did not know where I will stay. I did not know what to do. I was shy to ask.)
After his makeup was done, Pascual asked where the comfort room was. He was told by a makeup artist that he has a trailer and that there’s a comfort room in there.
“Natulala ako tapos sabi ko, ‘trailer?’ Lumabas na ako. Ang dami talagang trailer sa set namin. Naghanap ako. Hinanap ko ang pangalan ko, either Ace or Iñigo. And then I found Ace. Iisa lang naman siguro ang Ace sa project na ito,” he recalled.
(I was stunned and then I said, “Trailer?” I went out. There were so many trailers in our set. I searched. I looked for my name, either Ace or Iñigo. And then I found Ace. I thought maybe there’s only one Ace in this project.)
Then, upon entering his trailer, Pascual cried.
“Hindi ko in-expect na I would have my own trailer. As soon as [you] come to this na bago kang artista, hindi ka anak ni Piolo, wala akong expectations na may sarili akong trailer. In-expect ko na siguro may shared standby kami,” he said.
(I did not expect that I would have my own trailer. As soon as you come to this as a new actor, you’re not the son of Piolo, I had no expectations that I would have my own trailer. I just maybe expected that we would have a shared standby.)
The trailer came complete with a TV set, microwave, fridge, couch and a comfort room.
“Umiyak talaga ako and I called my manager. Sabi ko, ‘meron akong tailer and I can’t believe this,’” he said.
(I really cried and I called my manager. I said, “I got a trailer and I can’t believe this.”)
In the series, Iñigo is Ace, the cute and talented adopted son of Emmy award-winner Anna Friel, who plays the role of Nicky. Aside from the star-studded cast — composed of Anna, Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon, Trace Adkins, Beth Ditto and Joshua Sasse — the series will feature original and compelling covers of renowned pop and country songs per episode.
The series, distributed by Sony Pictures Television, will be available for free for iWantTFC subscribers in the Philippines starting today, Sept. 13, and later on ABS-CBN’s platforms at a date which will be revealed soon. JB