Yasmien Kurdi’s advice to wives with philandering husbands
Scammers are everywhere these days. That’s why GMA Network’s upcoming suspense drama series “The Missing Husband,” about love in the time of scamming, is so now. Topbilled by Yasmien Kurdi and Rocco Nacino, the show premieres on Aug. 28 on GMA Afternoon Prime from Monday to Friday at 4:05 p.m.
Yasmien and Rocco portray an OFW couple in Qatar, Millie and Anton. They lose all their hard-earned money in an investment scam. Anton suddenly disappears after getting death threats from those they invited to invest in their biz.
Can Millie still count on their love even when they have no more money to count? Till debt … este, death … do they part.
Here’s my chat with Yasmien:
Is it easier to make your marriage work because your husband is not from show biz?
I don’t think so. My parents are not from show biz, but their marriage also didn’t last, whereas there are show biz couples who are happily married. It’s a case-to-case basis. My husband and I have been together for 17 years (11 years as a married couple).
We always fight, but that’s part of marriage. Venting our feelings makes us meet halfway. We don’t allow others to meddle in our marriage. Even if we argue, we know that we are allies no matter what.
What’s your advice to wives with philandering husbands?
Have a heart-to-heart talk with your husband. Stay calm in front of your kids. Pray before making any decision.
As Yasmien, what’s your advice to Millie?
Listen to your heart and instincts. Double-check your facts before doubting someone.
For Carlo, it’s important to ‘never give up on yourself’
Letting go is a tricky thing. Even when you think it’s over, you feel that it’s not exactly the end yet. But it’s hard to be bound where love is no longer found. Just like what happens to the couples in “Kung Hindi Lang Tayo Sumuko” (streaming on Viva One on Aug. 21).
Based on the bestseller by Marcelo Santos III, the series is headlined by Coleen Garcia, Carlo Aquino, Ryza Cenon, Jerome Ponce, Rhen Escaño and Kiko Estrada. Helmed by Carlo Catu, it’s for hearts in limbo. Ready, set, let go!
Here are quotes from Coleen (C), Carlo (CA), Ryza (RC), Jerome (J), Rhen (R), Kiko (K) and Direk Carlo (DC):
C: My husband Billy told me to forget about him while I’m doing love scenes. It’s something I am not comfy doing, but as long as it’s needed in the story, I’m game. I set aside any awkward feeling to make my partner in the scene at ease.
CA: It’s situational whether giving up on a lover is a sign of strength or weakness. But make sure you never give up on yourself.
RC: As a woman and a mom, I had misgivings about how my character was depicted in the film, so I requested Direk if we could revise some parts.
J: I will give up only after I have exhausted all means, so there will be no room for regrets.
R: We were taught how to love, but we were not taught how to let go properly. I hope my next boyfriend will go easy on me. Because of the heartbreaks I endured, I’m so fragile already.
K: My takeaway from the character I played is to accept my flaws and own up to my mistakes.
DC: As a director, I must say that if you are not willing to collaborate, then just write a diary. On my set, it’s the story that’s “God,” not me.
Bea Alonzo, farm girl
Sometimes, celebrities need to escape from the maddening show biz circus lest they self-destruct. When Bea Alonzo needs to recharge, she goes to her farm in Zambales that grows mango trees and raises cattle and poultry.
Since Bea is a certified farm girl, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has tapped her as its endorser for the 2022 Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF). The CAF will start conducting [census] on Sept. 4. They will gather data for programs to improve the agriculture and fisheries sectors.
With this collaboration, Bea has become a “CAFarmer.” Just like on her farm, everything is in full bloom in the life of “Mrs. Dominic Roque-to-be.”