The trauma of infidelity: ‘Nagbabagang Luha’ stars give their two cents value

From left: Rayver Cruz, Glaiza de Casto, Mike Tan and Myrtle Sarrosa

The ongoing television adaptation of the 1988 drama “Nagbabagang Luha” touches on various themes and themes – unrequited love, persistence, jealousy and deception. But at the center of it all is infidelity … and between sisters too.

And that complicates the situation even more, said lead actress Glaiza de Castro. “I don’t think I could handle my husband cheating on me with my sister. Sometimes it’s more frustrating and sad when it’s your loved ones, your family or someone close to you who is hurting you, “she said in a virtual press conference for the afternoon soap. “This is something the soap is trying to address. And I think that’s what sets it apart from other cheating stories, ”added the GMA 7 star, who portrays Maita, a woman forced to raise and protect her young sister, Cielo (Claire Castro) after she’s from were abandoned by their parents.

Cielo begins to rebel and longs for more freedom. A series of tragic events lead to her kidnapping, which tears the sisters apart. In Maita’s grief, she drew strength from Alex (Rayver Cruz), whom she eventually married. One day Cielo reappears. But instead of a happy reunion, there is a sibling rivalry. For Claire, cheating not only harms the relationship, but even more harms the person on the other side. “I think it ruins a person’s self-esteem and how they see themselves. Think twice before cheating on someone because that person may bring this baggage with them in future relationships, ”she said.

Personal experience

The rest of the cast also voiced their infidelity. Myrtle Sarrosa, for example, admitted that she knew this subject all too well.

“I didn’t really understand this former loved one personally – I’ve heard about it from other people. Somebody told me about it. Then you really feel the pain, ”says Myrtle, who plays Alex’s ex-girlfriend. “When I got this project, I realized that it’s really hard to trust someone because it’s so easy to destroy.

From left: Gina Alajar, Royce Cabrera and Claire Castro

“Cheating ruins a relationship that has taken so long – years – to build. One mistake and you destroy that trust which is difficult to restore, ”she added. Infidelity cannot be “forgiven and forgotten”, emphasizes Mike Tan, who plays Bien, Maita’s long-time friend, who secretly falls in love with her. “It will be difficult to make things the way they were after you’ve been betrayed. It is something that cannot be easily forgotten. It will stay in your heart and mind … what you heard, what you saw, “he said.

Rayver echoed Mike’s thoughts and said that the effect of cheating is something that lasts in life.

Always ‘a choice’

“It’s something that people bring with them to the end. No matter how much you change things, you will never be able to take them back. People should think carefully about their actions. Cheating destroys trust in a relationship. Once the window is cracked, you’re just waiting for it to crack, ”he said.

Royce Cabrera (Sherwin, the kidnapper) and Gina Alajar (Calida, Alex’s devious mother) stressed that cheating is always “a choice”.

“There is no explanation… no justification because cheating is wrong wherever you see it. It’s a choice, ”said Royce. “If you choose to cheat, you choose to sin.”

“Cheating is always a decision. It’s always been like that since we were kids in school. If you get caught cheating, there are consequences, ”said Gina. “The same goes for relationships. Fraud is treason. No matter where you look at it, fraud is fraud is fraud. “

“It is painful for the person being betrayed because they can develop trust problems that can affect their future relationships,” she added. INQ

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