If Angel Locsin's mysterious role in "La Luna Sangre" appears to have been left hanging, lead star Kathryn Bernardo assured fans that the "big question mark" will be answered as the primetime hit counts down to its finale.
Bernardo addressed the plot point of Locsin's Jacintha during a press conference Tuesday ahead of the March 21 conclusion of "La Luna Sangre." The young superstar said she's aware of viewers actively debating about several aspects of the story.
One prevailing theory is that Jacintha is actually Malia from the future. Malia, portrayed by Bernardo, is the daughter of Lia, also played by Locsin in the series' first week. This led viewers to believe that Jacintha was merely Lia returning after a vague death scene.
But "La Luna Sangre's" January 10 episode apparently affirmed the time-travel theory, when Jacintha magically disappeared but not before a closeup of Locsin's face was overlaid with what appeared to be Bernardo's features. Understandably, this further fanned speculation that Malia and Jacintha are indeed the same person.
"I really appreciate it, na 'yung mga fans especially ng 'Lobo' and 'Imortal,' talagang inaaral nila 'yung bawat character, from the Moonchasers, to Prof T, to LLU (La Liga Unida), gano'n sila ka-hands on," Bernardo said, referring to the first two installments of the "Moonstone" trilogy and the warring factions in its storyline.
The actress added: "Nanonood kasi ako sa TFC (The Filipino Channel), ta's nakikita ko 'yung comments nila, na parang ako, 'Oh my God, ang galing ng mga fans.' Ang dami nilang questions, ang dami nilang theory na OK, ang galing nila manghula."
While Bernardo stopped short of confirming which of the theories she has read are true, the Star Magic artist teased that the mystery of Jacintha and her connection with Malia will finally unravel as "La Luna Sangre" nears its ending.
"Isang malaking naiwan na question mark sa lahat, kung si Jacintha ba ang future Malia, kasi hindi pa masyado na-close 'yung plot na 'yun. Feeling ko ma-wi-witness nila iyon in the last two weeks, kung ano 'yung naging purpose ni ate Angel sa pagpunta niya sa present world nina Malia at Tristan," she said.
Aware of the heated discussions online, Bernardo hopes the remaining episodes will satisfy viewers, not only of "La Luna Sangre" in the last 10 months, but of the entire "Moonstone" trilogy since its inception 10 years ago.
"'Yung mga tanong nila, dito maka-clarify. Sana masagot lahat in our last two weeks... Nagpapasalamat kami na ganoon nila tinutukan 'yung show. Ibig sabihin na-involve sila rito," she said.