"The Broken Marriage Vow" Starring Jodi Sta. Maria And Zanjoe Marudo Teases Fans With An Emotional Script Reading
The Filipino adaptation of hit BBC series "Doctor Foster" gives us a taste of the show with a six-minute table read
The Broken Marriage Vow is in full motion!
Fans of the hit BBC series Doctor Foster and its phenomenal K-Drama remake The World of the Married can get even more excited for the Philippine adaptation of the show starring Jodi Sta. Maria and Zanjoe Marudo, thanks to this latest clip of behind-the-scenes footage and photos.
In case you missed it, talk of a local adaptation of Doctor Foster (or The World of the Married, if you're a K-Drama fan) has been in the air since the start of the year, and in the summer, Dreamscape Entertainment confirmed the rumors. Soon after, key elements of the series were revealed and it's an understatement to say that audiences were thrilled.
It was eventually announced that The Broken Marriage Vow's main characters will be played by award-winning actors Jodi Sta. Maria and Zanjoe Marudo, and supporting cast members that include Sue Ramirez, Zaijian Jaranilla, Susan Africa, Angeli Bayani, Jane Oineza, Empress Schuck, Ronnie Lazaro, as well as Bianca Manalo, among others.
The show is directed by Connie Macatuno, the woman behind the steamy Glorious from 2018, last year's Malaya and 2010's TV hit Paraiso.
Only bite-sized bits of information about the series have been shared since its big reveal in April, until this week.
Dreamscape Entertainment treated The Broken Marriage Vow's patient fans with a look at one the show's first table reads, plus personal introductions from the cast about each of their characters.
We see Zanjoe Marudo get in the headspace of his character David Ilustre who, in the scene that he reads, doesn't shy away from the fact that he's romantically involved with two women—his wife, Jill Ilustre played by Jodi Sta. Maria, and his mistress Lexy Lucero played by Sue Ramirez.
A few seconds of the BTS clip are also devoted to a sneak peek of a passive-aggressive moment between Jill Ilustre and Lexy Lucero; the women bare their teeth as they compete for a prized man and their relationship with him, and by the sound of the table read, it's a scene that's sure to be the talk of the town once it airs.
As The Broken Marriage Vow pushes on with filming, its cast members are excited to see the many ways in which they can bend and break their characters. Adaptations, though guided by an original plot, still provide room for a re-interpretation of experiences, emotions, and storylines—something that the show's Filipino cast can't wait to sink their teeth into, as hinted at by Jodi Sta. Maria herself.
The Broken Marriage Vow marks another accomplishment for ABS-CBN in more ways than one.
The entertainment giant has always succeeded in its local adaptations of foreign shows and films, plus it's another Kapamilya project that started and will conclude during the pandemic.
Lead photos from @jodistamaria @onlyzanjoemarudo