KC Concepcion Agrees To Do Contrabida Role Because Of Judy Ann SantosKC Concepcion admitted that it was Judy Ann Santos' presence in ABS-CBN's "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala" that convinced her to take on the role. If it wasn't for Santos, it would have been harder for the Kapamilya network to persuade Concepcion in being a contrabida for a teleserye.
The daughter of superstars Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion revealed this during the press conference held in Quezon City for the said teleserye.
She related that a Twitter follower of hers already asked her the same questions. She explained that Santos personally called her and asked her to play the contrabida.
Concepcion had to think about it first before finally accepting the role. By this time, she called ABS-CBN directly. Santos learned about her acceptance only through the network.
Sources said Santos handpicked Concepcion and Sam Milby for the roles in her comeback teleserye. For Concepcion though, this is a chance for her to prove her worth in terms of acting.
In "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala," she will play the role of Alexis, the childhood friend of Sam Milby's character (Eros). She will also have an affair with Eros after revealing her feelings for him since they were children.
As Alexis, Concepcion argued her character is not "all bad." She said there is a back story to her role, and the viewers will also soon love Alexis. The actress, however, is open to the possibility that a lot of viewers may hate her character since she will be working against Santos' Anessa.
Concepcion said she has to research a lot of contrabida roles--the ones done by Cherie Gil and even Gladys Reyes, who portrayed Clara to Santos' Mara back in the 1990s.
“Inaral ko po yung kahit papaano… parang ayaw ko po maging tipikal na kontrabida na nakagano'n [nakataas] yung kilay."
Asked about her mother's reaction, she said Cuneta is actually proud that she's taking on an entirely new role. The Mega Star has never done a contrabida role in her showbiz career.
Because of her role, a lot is asking if Concepcion is also like Alexis in real life. The actress said she has always remained through to herself despite of the criticisms thrown her way.
“Kaya if you want to say na nagmaldita ka dahil natuto kang magmura o natuto kang magalit, natuto kang ipaglaban ang sarili mo, that’s okay. Pero I wouldn’t say na pagmamaldita ‘yon—siguro nagpapakatotoo lang siya.”