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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Nov 3, 2016

Tom Rodriguez Says His Role In 'Someone To Watch Over Me' Is His Most Physically And Emotionally Draining Role Ever

TOM RODRIGUEZ says his role as TJ, a young family man afflicted with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, is so demanding as his scenes are mostly physically and emotionally draining. “I’ve played other drama roles before like in ‘My Husband’s Lover’ pero ibang klase itong ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’,” he says. “Dahil sa sakit niya, TJ will have a violent streak. Masasaktan niya ang pamilya niya, lalo na ang misis niya, si Lovi Poe as Joanna na nasugatan dahil sa kagagawan niya.”

Tom as TJ will tell Lovi to just commit him to a hospice in case he gets worse, but Lovi says she cannot do that as she remains committed to him. To make matters worse, their baby, Joshua, gets sick and his fever keeps on recurring. He is diagnosed to have dengue fever and Tom goes berserk in the hospital when the nurses won’t mind them when the baby needs blood transfusion.

He feels so useless that he cannot personally take care of his sick child because of his worsening condition. The kid improves when Tom gives his own blood to him for transfusion. Baby Joshua is played by Caleb Punzalan, who’s really so cute and cuddly that viewers like him so much as shown in the great feedback on him in social media. Later, in the wedding of Lance Serrano as Alex, Tom goes berserk again when he thought that Lance is marrying Max Collins as Irene, his first girlfriend.