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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 27, 2021



LOVI POE’s ‘The Other Wife’ remains to be the number one movie in Vivamax streaming channel for the second straight week. 

She is currently filming a new movie entitled “Seasons” in Ilocos Norte. She is paired with Carlo Aquino and with the son of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Jolo Estrada, who’s being introduced in this film. 

But while shooting “Seasons”, her performance in psychological thriller, “The Other Wife”, is getting more positive feedback for her. 

“I’m so happy the film remains number one on Vivamax and I’m also honored by the reviews I’m getting as they’re all very encouraging,” she says. 

“I was right to accept the project as the script is very intriguing. I had great teamwork with Direk Prime Cruz and everyone. I’m just grateful to be able to work with them in this amazing project.”

What does she like in her role? 

“As an insecure wife, I was deglamorized as I felt i’m not good enough for my husband, si Joem Bascon. I keep on comparing myself to his childhood friend, si Rhen Escano, who is a free spirit. My character is completely opposite sa akin, so I just treated it as my playground.”

As a suspicious wife, what did she do in front of the camera? 

“In playing my role and to motivate myself, every morning, I compare myself to her and put myself into her shoes.  

"She’s not really aware of what is going through her mind and she has not learned to control her emotions.  Actors should be seen on screen according to what their character is, para mai-portray niya ito nang tama, and that’s what I did.  

"But after the shoot, kailangang alisin ko yung character from my system, or else I will be in trouble at baka mahawa ako sa kanyang paranoia. I have to think of puro positive thoughts naman.” 

She thinks the movie is timely for those who suffer anxiety during the pandemic. 

“It starts as a movie about a couple trying to save their marriage, then dumating yung best friend na karibal nung wife, so you’d think it belongs to the mistress genre. 

"A lot of people won’t see where this is going but actually, it’s a mixture of two genres, the rocky marriage story mixed with a psycho thriller. I’m just very proud to be part of this unconventional movie.”