Yam Concepcion wouldn’t fret being the replacement of Erich Gonzales in the forthcoming ABS-CBN teleserye, Love Thy Woman.
In the series starring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, Yam will play Dana Wong, Kim’s half-sister and Xian’s fiance.
The job was originally expected for Erich, who attended the show’s story meeting last April 2019.
Erich called attention to that her character was being transformed into a kontrabida, which was not discussed with her during the pitching.
On August 2019, Love Thy Woman maker Dreamscape Entertainment officially affirmed Erich’s resignation, and that she will be replaced by Yam Concepcion.
Yam said that she actually does not feel like she was the second decision for the job.
“I wouldn’t fret kasi it’s a venture.
“Actually, di ba, si Erich yata ang umalis?
“So, technically, I don’t believe I’m the second decision because ako yung pinili nilang una to replace her.
“So, nakakataba rin ng puso na ipinagkatiwala sa akin ni Sir Deo [Endrinal, business unit head] yung venture na ito.”
On July 30, days before the official announcement that Yam was taking over Erich’s job, Dreamscape Entertainment posted a photograph of their gathering with Yam for Love Thy Woman.
During the December 17 meeting with PEP.ph and different reporters, Yam revealed how she got the job of Dana Wong.
She explained, “Actually, pumunta sila sa VIVA, yung team nila ang pumunta sa VIVA. Nagmeeting, iprinesent nila yung story sa akin.
“Actually, hindi ko pa nga alam na si Erich yung original noong pinuntahan nila ako.
“Nagpakipot muna ako, siyempre, pero game na ako!
“Siyempre venture, pero nagpakipot muna ako, ‘Give me the script muna, basahin ko muna.’
“So, anyway, the following day, I let them know.”
According to the 31-year-old actress, who had the breakthrough job of Jade in Halik, she saw this as a chance to learn from veteran actors who are part of the cast.
Yam was particularly eager to work with Eula Valdes, whom she considers to be her object of worship.
Yam proceeded, “Why not? I mean this is siyempre, under Dreamscape, first time ko magtrabaho sa Dreamscape, Probinsyano pa. Pinoy channel presents Love Thy Woman which will be presented here on daily basis
“And why not? This is a decent open door also. Makakatrabaho ko yung mga batikang aktres na si Eula Valdes, symbol kong number one because of Pangako Sa ‘Yo, Christopher de Leon, Zsa Padilla, Sunshine Cruz. Stunning! Mga bigating artista.
“I’m sure this will be a decent encounter for me and I’ll learn a great deal also.
“And yun bago na naman, bagong condition, bagong venture, bagong character, so I think this will help my development as an actress.”
While Yam didn’t straightforwardly say that Dana Wong is the show’s kontrabida, she revealed that viewers may hate her new character more than Jade in Halik, where she played the mistress of Sam Milby.
“Hindi naman sinabi na magiging kontrabida pero I’ll probably cause the chaos in the story,” admitted Yam.
“I believe she’s truly bad, sa pagkakakilala ko kay Dana Wong.
“Kasi third week na kaming nagte-taping. Ano ba tong character? Krung racket, mas baliw pa kay Jade! Pero ito, mayaman naman siya kaya iba na naman.”