Jodi Sta. Maria and Sue Ramirez faced off in a table read for The Broken Marriage Vow, the highly-anticipated remake of the hit British drama, Doctor Foster.
In a video released by ABS-CBN on July 9, the cast of the series – led by Jodi, Sue, and Zanjoe Marudo – gave a glimpse of what's to come as they read out the script as their characters.
Jodi is set to play Dr. Jill Ilustre, a successful doctor whose marriage is on the verge of collapse as she suspects her husband David Ilustre (Zanjoe) of having an affair. Sue plays Lexy Lucero, the young woman who becomes David's mistress.
In the video, the two actresses read out several scenes where their characters confront each other – including the scene where they meet, and where Jill informs Lexy that she is pregnant.
“The script reading was exciting. I can’t wait to do the scene where Lexy meets Dra. Jill,” shared Jodi. “It was a good run and I know that there’s more to do and more ways to play around with our characters.”
Sue shared the scene she is most looking forward to shooting: “Everyone probably knows who sexy Lexy is. She is the other woman. There is one scene in particular that I’m very excited to do. It’s the scene where Lexy finds out, through Jill, that she’s pregnant.” (LOOK: The casts of 'Doctor Foster' adaptations around the world)
Jodi said she is also excited to do the pivotal scene where Jill confronts David about his affair, which he calmly denies.
“David falls in love with two people. Because of this, there will be conflict not only within our family, but also among our closest friends and the people around us,” Zanjoe said.
Also at the script reading were director Connie Macatuno, and the other cast members: Zaijian Jaranilla, Susan Africa, Ronnie Lazaro, Empress Schuck, Bianca Manalo, Rachel Alejandro, Angeli Bayani, Joem Bascon, Brent Manalo, and Jane Oineza.
The Broken Marriage Vow is set to air soon on ABS-CBN platforms, though no specific date has been set yet.
Art Acuña, Ketchup Eusebio, Malou Crisologo, Franco Laurel, Sandino Martin, Jojit Lorenzo, Kate Alejandrino, Jie Anne Armero, Migs Almendras, Avery Clyde, and JB Agustin are also part of the cast.
The show is one of several international adaptations of Doctor Foster. The South Korean adaptation, The World of a Married Couple, also gained popularity in the Philippines when it was broadcast on ABS-CBN in 2020. – Rappler.com