Drama shows that feature the female characters engaging in violent catfights seem to be a favorite scene among local audiences. This is the reason why “Sa Piling ni Nanay” (with Yasmien Kurdi and Katrina Halili fighting all the time) and now, “Ika-6 na Utos” (with Sunshine Dizon and Ryza Cenon as the adversaries), are all winners in the ratings game.
So does Julie Anne now avoid doing slapping scenes? “As an actress, part talaga yun ng trabaho namin,” she says. “Hindi maiiwasan. In fairness to Ms. Jean Garcia, she asked me kung gusto ko raw, dayain na lang namin ang sampal. Sabi ko, totohanin na, itodo na ang sampal, para take one lang. Ni-ready ko talaga ang pisngi ko, kasi gusto kong maramdaman ko talaga yung sakit para makapag-react din ako nang tama. Kapag fake kasi yung sampal, baka ipaulit pa ni Direk Gina Alajar. Okay lang naman yung sampal, ang mahirap yung suntukan. Yun, dapat, i-fake na lang.”
Is she feeling inspired now that she’s paired with her beau, Benjamin Alves, in the show? “Basta masaya kami tuwing magkasama, lalo rito sa taping. Yung love team, binuo ng fans namin in May last year. So this coming May, first anniversary ng love team namin.”