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Joem Bascon details the differences between Filipino and Korean sensibilities in the ‘Flower of Evil’ adaptation

“Siyempre, Pinoy, taste ng Pinoy, gagawin mo kung ano ‘yung alam mo kung papaano siya gawin dito sa Pilipinas. ‘Yun ‘yung napag-uusapan namin. At tsaka kahit may naplano na kami at first, parang kapag ka-eksena mo na sila, iba na ‘yung magagawa mo, kasi iba na ‘yung energy na binibigay nila lahat sa amin.”– Joem Bascon.

On June 20, Kapamilya actor Joem Bascon detailed the differences between Filipino and Korean sensibilities in the Flower of Evil adaptation.

During the grand launch for Flower of Evil, Bascon shared the cast’s behind-the-scenes discussion for their respective roles, noting that they had the option to watch the source material.



“Nagkaroon kami ng discussion noong first time kami pumasok sa lock-in kung papanoorin o hindi. Noong mga first na usap namin. Pero, ‘yun nga nasa desisyon mo kung gusto mo panoorin para magkaroon ka ng skeletal na background sa character.”

He then pointed out the differences between Filipino and Korean culture and how they tailor-fitted the story of the Flower of Evil for Filipino audiences.

“Mostly kasi ‘yun nga ‘yung napag-uusapan namin eh, iba kasi ang Pinoy on certain situations kaya kapag pinanonood mo ‘yung mga eksena noong mga sa Koreans na gagawin namin, iba ‘yung pag-react namin. 

“Siyempre, Pinoy, taste ng Pinoy, gagawin mo kung ano ‘yung alam mo kung papaano siya gawin dito sa Pilipinas. ‘Yun ‘yung napag-uusapan namin. At tsaka kahit may naplano na kami at first, parang kapag ka-eksena mo na sila, iba na ‘yung magagawa mo, kasi iba na ‘yung energy na binibigay nila lahat sa amin.”

He also disclosed the cast’s debriefing process, especially after their emotionally intense scenes. 

“‘Yung sa lock-in, kasi siyempre may family ako sa bahay. Challenging siya sa mental state ko na nagaalala sa bahay. Alalahanin ‘yung kung ano. Aside from thinking about the characters may iniisip ka pang ibang bagay.

“Tapos siyempre nandoon ka na sa kainitin ng challenging role na ginagawa mo tapos pagbabalik sa Villa, ang maganda po doon, sa sobrang challenging for everyone, nagtutulungan na lang kami. Kumbaga nagkakaroon kami ng debriefing, everyday. 

“Pero, kailangan talaga po namin, katulad ni Piolo, sa sobrang bigat ng role na ginagawa niya– ngayon kasi hindi lang siya for 10 scripts na dere-deretso mo gagawin.”

As for the Filipino adaptation of the Flower of Evil, the series stars the newest Kapamilya Lovi Poe and Piolo Pascual. 

Kapamilya teleserye all-star cast including JC de Vera, Agot Isidro, Denise Laurel, Joem Bascon, Epy Quizon, Rita Avila, Jett Pangan, Pinky Amador, Joross Gamboa, Joko Diaz, and Edu Manzano.



Flower of Evil, directed by Darnel Villaflor and Richard Arellano, premieres first on Viu on June 23 and 24 and on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z on June 25 and 26. 

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