Award-winning actress Jodi Sta. Maria is back on Viu with a historic collaboration series from the country’s leading network, GMA, and leading content producer, ABS-CBN
The actress hits GMA Telebabad alongside Sparkle artist Gabbi Garcia, Kapuso leading man Richard Yap, and fellow Kapamilya artist Joshua Garcia with Unbreak My Heart starting tonight.
Shot in the scenic locations of Switzerland, Italy, and the Philippines, the romantic drama is the first project of GMA Network and ABS-CBN Corporation.
For Jodi, the landmark project paved the way to end the network rivalry and opened new doors of opportunities for artists from both media outlets to work together.
“Many years ago, nobody thought, not even in their wildest dreams, that this moment right here would be possible. Back then, ABS-CBN and GMA were rivals, competing for ratings and audience share. But now, that has changed,” said Jodi.
“I mean, now we can share artists and talents, and everyone is just given the opportunity to work,” she said. “It’s really more job opportunities for this industry that we have grown to love.”
The actress also emphasized that, at the end of the day, the goal is to provide the audience with good-quality content.
“In addition to us actors and industry members, of course, the ones who will benefit the most from this partnership are our viewers,” added Jodi.
Regarding her experience working with her co-stars, Jodi was asked during the media conference about the dynamics of working and performing intimate scenes with a younger actor.
“It helped to have discussions about boundaries and to establish what we were comfortable or not comfortable doing during the scenes,” stated Jodi. She further explained that the sensuality workshop they attended together with Joshua before flying to Europe played a significant role in making their steamy scenes easier to execute.
On the other hand, Joshua revealed that what made it easier for him to perform the scenes was the trust given to him by his leading ladies.
“It was really challenging, but I think because of the trust that Ate Jodi and Gabbi gave me, the scene became easier,” he said.
The lead stars also revealed that the audience should look forward to each character’s love story, which will be unveiled as the series progresses.
Completing the cast are veteran actors Laurice Guillen, Eula Valdes, Sunshine Cruz, Nikki Valdez, Romnick Sarment, and Victor Neri. Up-and-coming young artists Will Ashley, Jeremiah Lisbo, and Bianca de Vera also joined the star-studded cast.
Unbreak My Heart already gave the audience a sneak peek of the series during its advanced screening last Saturday on GMANetwork.com, iWantTFC, and Viu.
The television premieres tonight on GMA Telebabad, Pinoy Hits, and I Heart Movies at 9:35, while on GTV, at 11:25 p.m. The series is also available to stream on GMA Pinoy TV and TFC.