GABBI Garcia portrays one of the most challenging roles she has ever played in this Saturday’s unforgettable episode of the real life drama anthology, “Magpakailanman or MPK”.
“(Sa story) ako po si Pia, anak po ako ni Ms. Cherie Gil who plays Magda,” she says. “It’s an honor po na makatrabaho ko si Ms. Cherie as I really respect her calibre as one of our most intense actresses in the business. I had to make sure I’m always on my toes and give my best in all our scenes together nang hindi niya ako basta mapag-iwanan dahil sa husay niya.”
In the story, Cherie and Gabbi are both mired and suffering in utter poverty. Cherie is up to her neck with debts and her creditors are all running after her. In her desire to earn some money, she makes a Gabbi a prostitute who she offers to different men.
“Isa mga naging costumer ko is Sir Leo Martinez as Don Ramon, a rich man,” says Gabby. “He’ll offer na igagarahe niya ako at pumayag naman kami ng mother ko kasi he is very nice to our family. He sends me and ang mga kapatid ko to school para maipagpatuloy ang pag-aaral na namin. Hindi na namin pinoproblema pa kunsaan kukunin ang food on our table.”
With Leo as Don Ramon helping her, Gabbi as Pia tries her best to finish her studies as she knows it will be her best investment for a brighter future. But things get very complicated when she gets pregnant and Don Ramon wants her to have the baby aborted because he already has a legitimate wife and kids and he doesn’t want his family to know about him impregnating a much younger girl.
“It will be a big dilemma for me as Pia,” says Gabbi. “Papayag ba ako sa gusto ni Don Ramon na ipalaglag ang bata? Kasi ang feeling ko, kung ipapalaglag ko ang baby ko, magagaya ako sa mismong mother ko na ipinahamak ako, ang sarili niyang anak. Hindi ko nga siya mapatawad dahil sa ginawa niyang iyon sa akin and now, I’m placed in a delicate situation bilang expectant mother. Abangan nyo kung ano ang magiging decision ko kasi ang ganda ng pagkakasulat ng script. Tiyak na madudurog ang puso ng viewers. Maghanda kayo ng tissue dahil tiyak na tutulo ang luha nyo, lalo na when we think na ang nangyari sa akin really happened to an innocent girl in real life.”
The title of their episode is very intriguing, “Ina Ko, Bugaw Ko”. Also starring are Phytos Ramirez, Lindsay de Vera, Gilleth Sandico, Kenneth Paul Cruz, Sean Rose, Citadel Mariano and Mimi Juareza. “MPK” is hosted by Mel Tiangco and seen Saturdays on GMA-7 at 8 PM. Don’t miss it.
Two Korean superstars work together for the first time
TWO Korean superstars are working together for the first time in the sci-fi action film, “Seo Bok”, Gong Yoo and Park Bo Gum, directed by Lee Young Ju. Gong plays Gi-heon, a former agent who used to work with the Korean Intelligence Agency. Park plays the title role of Seo Bok, the first human clone through stem cell cloning and genetic engineering.
]The film was originally supposed to be released in December 2020, but it was postponed due to the resurgence of the covid virus. Finally the film is scheduled to be released simultaneously in theatres and via streaming. Here in the Philippines, it will be shown on Viva Max.
Several forces are after Seo Bok as he holds the secret to eternal life. Together with Gong Yoo, they get entangle in various dangerous situations to evade the quarters out to get hold of Seo Bok. Together, they combine forces in a race against time to save humanity from some greedy and evil forces.
Gong Yoo says he loves his role as an ex-intelligence agent who lives a secluded life as a result of something traumatic that happened in his past. He is entrusted by his former boss with a secret mission to transfer humanity’s first cloned human called Seo Bok to a safe location. However, the mission goes haywire when the convoy is ambushed by unknown attackers.
Gi-heon and Seo Bok manage to escape together, but danger awaits them around every corner as Seo Bok has spent his entire life in a lab and is fascinated by the outside world while Gi-Heon only wants to complete his mission as soon as possible.
Various groups with conflicting agendas chase after Seo Bok, who is humanity’s greatest salvation but also its greatest threat. When their enemies finally close in on them, Gi-heon and Seo Bok are forced to make a final stand to protect themselves.
Gong Yoo made a name for himself with his stunning performance in the popular TV Show, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (also known as Goblin) and in films such as Kim Ji-young: Born 1982, The Age of Shadows and Train to Busan. While Park Bo Gum left a lasting impression with his acting in TV Shows such as Record of Youth and Reply 1988; and in movies such as Coin Locker Girl and Roaring Currents.
Knowing how big and special the movie is, they prepared well for their roles. Gong Yoo lost a lot of weight to prepare for his role as a neurotic man on the edge, suffering from trauma and fearing his looming death. All these emotional changes Gong Yoo is able to capture and still deliver great action sequences as an ex-agent.
Meanwhile, Park Bo Gum will reveal another side of him as an actor, as he tackles the challenging role of a human clone, which required showing the innocence of a child as well as an animal-like rage with passion and focus.
Presented by VIVA International Pictures and MVP Entertainment, watch the unique on-screen chemistry of Gong Yoo and Park Bo Gum in SEOBOK. Join the global premiere of SEOBOK on April 15. Watch it on multimedia platforms: ktx.ph, iWantTFC, SKY PPV for P250, and on Vivamax. Vivamax is available online at web.vivamax.net. You can also download the app and subscribe via Google Play Store and App Store or get your Vivamax vouchers on Shopee and Lazada. Watch all you can on Vivamax for only P149/month. Vivamax, atin ‘to!