GMA Network Blends Romance and Psychology in “Ang Dalawang Ikaw” – Philippine Canadian Inquirer
How well do you know your significant other? Is true love enough to endure the hardships of choosing to be with someone who changes their personality and lives in a world outside of your own?
The GMA Network presents another progressive, advocacy-driven story involving the life of a married couple and the challenges they face due to a mental disorder in Ang Dalawang Ikaw, first on June 21st.
The original series features the long-awaited return to the small screen of the beloved tandem of Ken chan and Rita daniela, taking on their most mature roles to date, with the up-and-coming Kapuso actress Anna vicente which is ready to spice up the series.
Notable for his varied and challenging roles, Ken is ready to showcase his remarkable acting prowess as he breathes life into the characters of Nelson sarmiento, Mia’s devoted husband who is a senior graphic artist, and her personality alter, Tyler franco, the impetuous arms dealer and betrothed of Beatrice. Rita plays Nelson’s willing and family wife, Mia Perez-Sarmiento; while Anna portrays the role of Beatrice Ilustre, a double-sided arms dealer who goes to great lengths for love.
Ken, who has attended a series of intensive workshops and consultations for his role as a person with dissociative identity disorder (DID), believes their show is a step towards raising awareness of mental health issues in the community. country.
“Naniniwala ako is the first name of Dalawang Ikaw is a magical instrument for viewers who have the largest number of those who have been able to DID. Born calling for separation from all that has to do with others. Hindi natin alam is not what can be pinagdadaanan or kaya naman is mayroon na pala silang DID hindi lang natin alam o hindi rin nila alam dahil wala silang correct diagnosis dahil sa kakulangan sa pera. Huwag tayo manghuhusga ng tao. Intindihin, unawain and suportahan natin ang bawat isa. Leave no one behind, ”he shares.
Rita, in turn, reveals what is the secret behind RitKen’s successful chemistry onscreen: “We’re so comfortable with each other and we always give our 100% in everything we do, play on the mapa, host or play. I believe na Ken brings out the best in me and the same goes with him. Sa tagal na namin magkasama sa industriya, alam na namin kung paano namin aatakehin ‘yung namin roles both as individuals and in tandem. I’m really happy and excited to be working with him on a series again.
Meanwhile, Anna expresses her gratitude to the Kapuso network for entrusting her with this TV project: “It really is a blessing to me as a CMG program with a card in a large scale project. I’m really grateful to them for giving me the opportunity to show my talent, grow and learn more as an actress.
Completing the list of very talented stars are Jake Vargas like Lucas Javier, assistant of a psychiatrist and friend of Mia who will end up falling in love with her; Dominique roco like Greg perez, Mia’s protective and paraplegic brother; Lianne Valentin like Jo Escobar, Mia’s close friend who wants what is best for her; Joana Marie Tan like Lani delgado, the supportive and rational friend of Béatrice; Jeremy Sabido like King Bautista, Nelson’s friend who is a submissive husband to his wife.
Ang Dalawang Ikaw looks back on the life of Nelson (Ken), a loving husband with dissociative identity disorder, and his wife, Mia (Rita). The couple struggle to keep their marriage intact as they face the challenges posed by the existence of Tyler (Ken), Nelson’s alternate personality, and Beatrice (Anna), his lover.
Will Mia accept Beatrice’s offer to share Nelson and Tyler? Or is Mia ready to let go of Nelson and accept Lucas into her heart? Will Nelson be able to fight for their marriage, especially when Tyler slowly takes control of his whole being?
The gripping drama is under the supervision of GMA Entertainment Group led by SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, FVP for the drama Redgie A. Magno, SAVP for Drama Cheryl Ching Sy, Program Manager Dennis Joi K. Bentulan, and executive producer Arlene D. Pilapil.
With the advice of Dr. Bernadette Arcena as Ken’s consultant psychiatrist, the series is a product of the visionary minds of GMA’s award-winning creative team – Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Head of creation Suzette Doctolero; Creative consultant Denoy Punio; Creator of concepts Geng Delos Reyes-Delgado; Editor-in-chief Lobert Villela; Writers Geng Delos Reyes-Delgado and Jake somera; and brainstorm Cynthia paz.
See the world premiere of Ang Dalawang Ikaw – produced by the drama unit of GMA Entertainment Group, under the direction of esteemed director Jorron Lee Monroy and associate director Ralfh Malabunga – from June 21.
Viewers abroad can also follow the program via GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.
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