Sue Ramirez almost didn't pull off an important scene in The Broken Marriage Vow. The scene? To hit co-star Jodi Sta. Maria's head during a confrontation.
In a media conference for The Broken Marriage Vow on January 12, Sue admitted to feeling uneasy about hitting Jodi in the head, even if it is needed in the scene. She exclaimed, “Ang laki ng pressure sa akin. Batok talaga? Nakakaloka!”
Sue then revealed that although she hesitated, it was Jodi herself who gave the go signal. She narrated, “I was really hesitant to do it. I wanted na i-jerk. Kaya naman siguro naming i-acting na lang ni Ate Jodi."
“E, pero she told me na, 'Sue, gawin mo. Gawin mo talaga. Okay lang ako.’ I was really scared. Ang liit kaya ng ulo ni Ate Jodi! Ga-munggo po siya. Kaunting pagkakamali, ulo iyon!" explained the actress. “Bawal nga masahihin iyong batok 'tapos mambabatok pa ako.”
The Broken Marriage Vow is ABS-CBN’s upcoming adaptation of the hit BBC series Doctor Foster. Sue stars as Lexy Lucero, the mistress of David Ilustre (Zanjoe Marudo), the husband of Dr. Jill Ilustre (Jodi Sta. Maria).
The scene in question is present in all versions of Doctor Foster, including the most recent Korean version The World of the Married. A big confrontation ensues when Jill reveals to Lexy's parents (played by Rachel Alejandro and Art Acuna) that their daughter is having an affair with David, and that she went to the States to have their baby aborted. Upon hearing Jill, Lexy completely loses it and hits Jill on the head before walking out of the family dinner.
In the end, Sue was able to nail the scene in just one take. She said, “Kailangan ko siya gawin kasi ginawa siya sa lahat ng versions ng Doctor Foster, so bongga iyong eksena na iyon. Crucial siya. Nakuha namin in one take. Tinotoo talaga na batok. May alalay nang malala pero kinailangan talaga dumikit para maganda rin iyong pagkahulog ng ulo ni Ate Jodi.”
Aside from Sue, Jodi, and Zanjoe, The Broken Marriage Vow also features Jane Oineza, Empress Schuck, Joem Bascon, and Zaijian Jaranilla.
It is set to premiere on January 24, 2022 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida, simulcast on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, TV5, and A2Z Channel 11.
*This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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