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Rhian’s longest day of nonstop crying


JUST A THOUGHT: Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon. – John Green

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CRYING ENDLESSLY: For Rhian Ramos, that one day when she had to film 25 sequences from start to finish has been the most unforgettable moment in her career thus far as an actress.

That day was probably also the longest. It was marked with nonstop crying and acts of violence committed against her character.

An acting coach had to be on the set to guide her emotions, she said.

At a certain point, she couldn’t anymore cry.

Rhian says she gave the best she could to her role as the suffering wife in “Sinungaling Mong Puso,” one of her landmark roles on TV.

And why not? The role was originated by the movie queen Vilma Santos in a movie of the same title.

Program manager Hazel Abonita says “Sinungaling” ran for 15 weeks, two weeks more than the regulatory TV season of 13 weeks. It premiered on July 18 and is closing shop on Friday, Oct. 28.

The toprated series will be replaced by another high-tension drama series, “Hahamakin ang Lahat,” starring Snooky Serna, Eula Valdez, and Ariel Rivera. Joyce Ching and Kristoffer Martin lead the junior cast.

In the same afternoon chat, we asked Hazel what afternoon shows ranked highest in GMA’s book. This year, the clear winners are “The Millionaire’s Wife” and “Sa Piling ni Nanay,” she said.

In 2015, the highest raters were “Half Sisters” and “Yagit.”

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BEYOND MAYABANG: Meanwhile, start-up actor Kiko Estrada hopes that after “Sinungaling,” people will view him in a different light.

“Hindi na yung mayabang, kundi someone with talent,” he pleaded during a recent conversation.

Kiko says it is unfortunate that some industry people may have found him too aggressive or coming on too strong that they failed to see the real person within. He says the staff and stars of “Sinungaling” can attest to his friendly, fun-loving nature.

“Our cast party was a real blast. We will surely miss one another.”

Kiko has also taken to calling Rafael Rossel his bro, a term of endearment that the two actors share.