MANILA – As early as now, Angelica Panganiban is already prepared to be bashed by the avid supporters of Kathryn Bernardo once the remake of “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” starts airing on ABS-CBN.
In the upcoming series, Panganiban plays the villain Claudia Buenavista, while Bernardo will take on the iconic role of Yna.
Speaking with ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, Panganiban said she understands how Bernardo’s fans would feel when Claudia starts to make life miserable for Yna.
“Ako kasi maiintindihan ko kung magagalit sila sa akin kasi ako, kung may iniidolo at nasaktan, parang 'Bakit niyo ginaganyan yung idol ko na mahal ko?' So maiintindihan ko sila. I guess okay lang ‘yun. Part 'yun ng trabahong tinanggap ko,” she said.
Panganiban, however, added that she is hoping that Bernardo’s fans will keep in mind that what they do on set is nothing personal.
“Kahit naman ayaw ko [siyang sampalin] dahil natatakot ako sa mga nagmamahal sa kanya, wala tayong magagawa dahil trabaho lang,” she said. “Pero siyempre sana hindi [magalit ang fans]. Mas okay kapag hindi.”
Meanwhile, Panganiban shared what she considers the most challenging about her latest role.
“Unang una, may anak na siya sa katauhan ni Daniel Padilla. ‘Yun siguro ang pinakamalaking challenge sa akin kasi para lang kaming magkaibigan nila Kathryn at Daniel. Medyo mahirap 'yun kasi eight years lang ang age gap namin. Ako, siguro mahirap dahil wala naman akong anak so hindi ko alam talaga kung ano ba ang instinct ng isang ina,” she said.
Despite this, Panganiban promised to work hard to give justice to the role, which was originally played by Jean Garcia.
“Pangako Sa ‘Yo” will start airing on ABS-CBN on May 25.