MANILA – “It was one hell of a ride.”
This was how Angel Locsin described her role as Jacintha, who bowed out of “La Luna Sangre” during its Tuesday episode.
Contrary to fan speculations, Locsin insisted that her series exit is already final.
“Actually na-delay na nga nang na-delay pero kailangan na talagang gawin. It was one hell of a ride to play Jacintha. Kahit ako kasi hinuhulaan ko pa rin kung sino si Jacintha. Na-enjoy ko rin siya. Natutuwa din naman ako sa mga reactions ng tao kasi first time ko din mag-play ng ganun, na medyo antagonist 'yung dating,” she said.
The actress said she will definitely miss her role, as it was one of the most challenging characters she ever portrayed.
“Gusto ko 'yung hindi mo siya mabasa kung good or bad. For me kasi Jacintha is a hero. Handa siyang i-sacritice 'yung buhay niya para sa ikabubuti ng nakakarami,” she said.
Having helped Kathryn Bernardo's Malia put an end to Sandrino's reign of terror, Locsin's Jacintha disappears without revealing who she really is. Locsin, however, teased that viewers should continue to watch the series to know who her character was.
“Abangan niyo na lang kung ano ba ang revelation doon, kung sino ba talaga si Jacintha,” she said. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng sumuporta sa moonstone trilogy, especially dito sa 'La Luna Sangre,' sa story nila Kath and DJ. Suportahan niyo po kasi marami pang magagandang mangyayari.”
Currently, Locsin is busy with “Pilipinas Got Talent” where she is one of the judges. Aside from the talent show, Locsin revealed that she will have another series, as well as a movie with Richard Gutierrez this year.
“Hindi ko alam kung allowed na ako [magkuwento tungkol sa project]. Medyo nagha-haggle pa ako sa [genre para] balanse. Para pahinga muna sa drama,” she said.
Locsin said she is grateful because “La Luna Sangre” paved the way for her reunion with Gutierrez.
“Iba 'yung pakiramdam na 'yung kasabayan mo sa trabaho, makikita mo na ang laki ng in-improve tapos sinisigawan ng mga tao pa rin, hinahangaan pa rin. Mapa-proud ka talaga na kasabayan mo siya,” she said.
“Si Chard, hindi lang kasi siya nag-mature as an actor kundi pati sa buhay. Pinag-uusapan namin si Sarah (Lahbati), si Zion and 'yung baby nila. Hindi katulad dati na saan kami pupunta or anong oras ang call time,” she added.
Aside from maturing as a person, Locsin also lauded Gutierrez for his developed discipline when it comes to their craft.
“Makikita mo din ang maturity niya sa set. Pero nandoon pa rin 'yung isang tinginan pa lang namin, basang basa na namin 'yung nuisances ng isa’t isa,” she said.