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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.

Jul 31, 2018

Yasmien Kurdi & Jackie Rice Remain Good Friends Despite The Very Physical Catfights They Frequently Do On Cam For 'Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka'

YASMIEN KURDI and Jackie Rice’s catfight scenes are a big hit in GMA’s toprating afternoon soap, “Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka”, that will end in September to be replaced by Ken Chan’s show where he plays a mentally challenged man. Don’t they ever get “pikon” with all the slaps and punches they exchange with each other?

“Ay, hindi uso ang pikunan sa amin,” says Yasmien, who’s prowess in doing drama is getting better by the day. “Before each take, pinag-uusapan muna naming mabuti ang aming gagawing movements, so we will know what to expect kapag gumigiling na ang kamera.”

“And so far so good,” adds Jackie. “Maganda ang feedback ng viewers, nabubuwisit sila sa contravida character ko, and the consistently high ratings prove we’re doing the right thing. Pero even if you’d think na nagkakasakitan kami in our very physical scenes, off cam, okay na okay kami ni Yasmien. Hindi namin dinadala sa totoong buhay ang roles at mga eksenang ginagawa namin sa harap ng kamera.”

“Maganda ang bonding namin ni Jackie off cam,” adds Yasmien. “Kahit nagsasampalan kami sa eksena, pag sigaw ng cut, masaya pa rin kami. We have a good team work for the good of the show.”

Both Yasmien and Jackie are Starstruck discoveries, Batch 1 and 3, respectively. Through the years, they have developed into competent, convincing drama actresses. Our wish for them is to also get the chance to do full length movies that will showcase their impressive talent as two of our most persuasive actresses in the industry today.