THEA Tolentino has finally appeared in “Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko” as Venus, the former Nathan played by Jason Abalos who is the closet queen husband of Kris Bernal as Rachel. Jason staged his own death, taking his daughter with Rachel along with him. Rachel (Kris) then almost became mad thinking that both her husband and daughter have died and was inconsolable for a while.
Nathan goes abroad and has a sex reassignment operation to become Venus. As a woman, she is staying in a hotel abroad when her daughter goes missing and she thought that Rayver Cruz as Gavin has kidnapped her daughter but it turned out the girl only got lost and it’s Rayver who found her.
It was a case of love at first sight for both of them, without Rayver knowing that Venus is actually a former married man. They start going out on dates and Venus, for a while, is bothered by her conscience and can’t decide if she’d reveal to Rayver that she’s actually a transwoman. She gets so scared that she might lose him if she’d ever do this, so she decides not to anymore reveal the truth and just continue lying to him.
So how does Thea feel portraying the role of a former man? “At first, I thought, mahihirapan ako kasi baka hindi ko ma-approximate 'yung movements ni Jason Abalos as Nathan. But I watched him in his past episodes and I think nakuha ko naman 'yung core ng personality at character niya. I just have to speak lower kasi, sa mga nagpaopera raw, 'yung voice ang hindi nagagawang baguhin. And so far, wala pa naman akong natatanggap na negative comments sa performance ko kaya okay lang.”