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Tessie Tomas recounts how she convinced her husband to accept her role in ‘Dirty Linen’

“Sabi ko, ‘Babalasahin ko ‘yung asawa ko, para payagan ako kasi kababalik ko lang.” — Tessie Tomas

On January 17, seasoned actress Tessie Tomas recounted how she convinced her husband to accept her role in ‘Dirty Linen’.

At the media conference for ‘Dirty Linen’ which LionhearTV covered, Tomas described her experience getting offered the matriarch role in the Kapamilya “revenge-serye” as dramatic.

The veteran actress shared, “Medyo dramatic ‘yung pagkakabreak ng news sa akin dahil nasa Isle of Man ako eh. Kababalik ko lang naman, siguro mga parang mga two weeks pa lang. At siyempre dahil hindi naman ako masyadong busy doon, ako’y laging nag-a-afternoon nap. Like the Queen, I have an afternoon nap, for about an hour. Then my husband said, ‘You have a call from your manager.’ Parang feeling ko may suspetsa din siya na it is work. Kasi sabi rin niya, Vicky Gallardo…”

Next, she said Dreamscape offered her a matriarchal role in its biggest soap opera. She noted that she had to persuade her husband before she accepted her role in the series.  Tomas narrated, “So sabi ko…Dreamscape, Deo Endrinal, mahal ako dahil sa Blood Sisters, napakaganda rin noong naging role ko doon, they will always take care of me. I’m so deeply honored…sabi ko, babalasahin ko ‘yung asawa ko, para payagan ako kasi kababalik ko lang.”

The actress expressed that she had been absent from the industry for four years; adding that she was glad she was able to convince her husband to allow her to take the offer.

She praised the authenticity of the set while filming the series. She also admired the cast. Tomas quipped, “Sabi ko, hindi ako magpapa-intimidate dito, binasa ko ‘yung story line, mas maiksi lang, sabi ko kaya ko ito, hindi nila i-ooffer to kung hindi ko kaya ‘to. I’m super excited!” 

‘Dirty Linen’ stars Janine Gutierrez, Zanjoe Marudo, Francine Diaz, and Seth Fedelin.

The teleserye also features an ensemble cast such as Jennica Garcia, Dolly De Leon, Janice de Belen, Joel Torre, Susan Africa, Tessie Tomas, Soliman Cruz, Epy Quizon, John Arcilla, Angel Aquino, Tomas, JC Santos, Xyriel Manabat, Raven Rigor, and Christian Bables.

Other cast members include Aubrey Miles, Andrea Del Rosario, Karl Medina, Apey Obera, Tart Carlos, CJ Navato, Ana Abad Santos, Nanding Josef, Liza Diño-Seguerra, and Rubi-Rubi.

‘Dirty Linen,’ directed by Andoy Ranay and Onat Diaz, premieres on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, Jeepney TV, A2Z, TV5, iWantTFC, and TFC on January 23.

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