Lovi Poe's Parents Are Both Well Trained Theatre Actors

Filed under , by Mario Bautista on Sep 16, 2014


TOMMY ABUEL and Susan Africa, the parents of Lovi Poe in “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real”, both started as well trained theater actors in the 80s. Tommy is aware that a lot of viewers hate his character, Papang Tino. “Kasi very self righteous, laging galit,” he says. “Galit ako kay Dingdong Dantes dahil dalawa ang asawa, e ganun din naman pala ako na may mga anak sa labas. When we started, wala akong idea about my role. War freak pala. Pero tumatak sa tao ang role ko dahil Papang na rin ang tawag sa akin when they see me in public.”

Susan recalls that the first time they worked together was in a stage play, “Kanser”, the CCP stage adaptation of “Noli Me Tangere”. “That was in 1982,” he says. “Siya si Crisostomo Ibarra at ako si Sisa. It was also in that play that I met my husband, Spanky Manikan. He was my acting coach.”