Bianca Manalo on extramarital affairs: 'Give men allowance for mistakes'

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Bianca Manalo on extramarital affairs: 'Give men allowance for mistakes'
Beauty queen-actress Bianca Manalo with boyfriend, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian
Bianca Manalo via Instagram

MANILA, Philippines —  Filipino fans are easily hooked on ABS-CBN's "The Broken Marriage Vow," the Kapamilya adaptation of popular British show "Doctor Foster" with a hit Korean counterpart titled "The World of the Married." Some women can easily relate to Jodi Sta. Maria's Dr. Jill Ilustre, as she deals with the disloyalty of her husband, Zanjoe Marudo's David Ilustre.

Female netizens are visibly rallying against marital cheating in social media conversations, but actress Bianca Manalo seems to have an unpopular opinion. 

Just like her character Carol Manansala, Bianca believes that she should not be the one to tell a female friend about her husband's cheating, should she find out about it. 

"'Di ko sasabihin. Alam ko babae din ako na dapat isipin ko kung paano kung mangyari din sa akin 'yun. Pero ang akin, eh paano kung maaayos pa nila mag-asawa, pero sinumbong mo na?" she said.

"Parang si Carol, siya 'yung tipo na alam niya lahat at kahit gusto niya sabihin sa kaibigan niya, 'di niya hahayaang makasira siya ng relationship. I believe, that's not your story to tell. Malay mo maayos nila mag-asawa. 'Yun ang paniniwala ni Carol, medyo mahirap ang character ko," Bianca shared during the recent virtual press con of the TV series.

“Mga lalaki, nagkakamali. Bigyan natin sila ng allowance for mistakes,” the actress further said.

Bianca also shared how she prepared for her role.

"Ginawan ko ng story background ni Carol. Hinanda ko ang sarili ko, nag-practice ako ng facial expressions sa salamin. Binalik-balikan ko 'yung original British show na 'Dr. Foster,' tapos yung Korean version," she said.

"The Broken Marriage Vow" can be watched on the Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, and on Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, and TFC.

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