SUNSHINE Dizon became the queen of GMA-7’s Afternoon Prime for “Ika-6 na Utos” which ran for one year after “Eat Bulaga”. She’s now back on that time slot, Monday to Saturday, in the Kapuso network’s newest dramatic thunderbolt, “Magkaagaw”. In ‘Ika-6 na Utos’, she was the legal wife of Gabby Concepcion. Now in “Magkaagaw”, she plays the “kabit” or other woman of Alfred Vargas. Doesn’t she hate “kabits” because of her own experience in real life? How come she’s now playing the role of a “kabit”?
“Yes, I hate kabits, and it’s true, kabit ‘yung character ko rito, si Laura, but in fairness to her, hindi niya alam na siya pala ang kabit kasi pinakasalan siya sa simbahan ng naging husband niya, si Alfred nga,” she says. “Alfred didn’t tell her that he’s been married before kay Sheryl Cruz as Veron, who left him and went abroad. Nang bumalik si Sheryl, she wants to get her husband back at doon nagkaroon ng gulo sa story.”
She adds that viewers will still sympathize with her. “Kasi nga, iba ang naging sitwasyon ni Laura. Hindi niya alam na previously married na si Alfred kaya wala siyang kalaban-laban kay Sheryl. Ngayon, kung alam mo nang may asawa pala ang lalaking pakakasalan at sumige ka pa rin, then that’s wrong. Maling-mali po ‘yun at hindi naman ganun si Laura.”
Sunshine will have a daughter with Alfred, who’ll grow up to be Klea Pineda as Clarisse. She will work with Sheryl who has become a rich executive. And when Sheryl finds out that she is the daughter of Sunshine, who she considers as her mortal enemy, she will do everything in her power to seduce Klea’s husband, played by Jeric Gonzales as Jio. Because of these complications in the plot, Sunshine and Sheryl will be crossing paths again, resulting into many dramatic and physical confrontation scenes.
“Yes, marami kaming eksena rito na nagkakapisikalan kami ni Sheryl,” Sunshine adds. “Nagsisimula pa lang ang show, nakakarami na kami ng sampalan and sabunutan scenes that will surely delight afternoon viewers na mahilig sa ganitong violent encounters in the soaps they watch. Buti na lang, sanay na kami ni Sheryl sa isa’t isa since we’ve worked together several times na before, starting with ‘Bakekang’, and alam na namin, nagkakaintindihan na kami agad kung ano ang gagawin namin sa mga eksenang nagbabanatan kami.”
Sunshine is also happy to be reunited with Polo Ravales, her first ka-love team in showbiz, on and off cam, when they were still teenagers in the youth-oriented show, “Anna Karenina”. “Yes, I’m glad to work with a friend like Polo again. And also our director, Gil Tejada, who was also our director then in ‘Anna Karenina’. Lumaki kami sa kanya, so bale reunion naming tatlo itong ‘Magkaagaw’, pero hindi na kami teenyboppers dito ni Polo kundi we play more mature roles. Polo plays a businessman na inutusan ni Sheryl para paibigin ako and to break my heart, but the problem is na-in love talaga siya sa akin.”