“Pure Love” cast member Yen Santos is becoming known among industry insiders as actress whose tears can fall within two seconds whenever required for scenes.
In an interview, she disclosed that it took awhile before she found her technique.
“Nung umpisa talaga, dalawang oras nila hinihintay pero hindi talaga ako maiyak (sa mga eksena). Sabi ko sa sarili ko, darating ang araw na gagaling din akong umiyak, na may pag huhugutan ako, siguro sa mga malulungkot na pinagdanan ko,” says she in an interview.
It also helped that she attended workshops and carefully studies the characters she plays.
“Pag inaral mo yung character mo, sa puso mo alam mo kung paano mo siya (pagiyak) gagawin. Sa workshop, natutunan ko kung paano mag-relax,” she said.
Yen said that she almost gave up before “Pure Love” came along. Projects were far and between, to the point that her mom told her to just pack her bags and return to Nueva Ecija. Funny, but when she auditioned for the series, she came in late which she thought would be taken against her. She also ended up snagging a role she didn’t set her eyes on.
Asked how she has learned handling rejection, Yen cites prayers and perseverance.
“Humingi ako ng guidance kay Jesus kung para sa akin ba talaga (o hindi). Nagsisikap ako.”
The budding actress also knows by now that things fall into place at the right time, and that the support of loved ones fuel you to stay on track despite obstacles. She cherishes the good reviews she has gotten for her performance on the show, though Yen doesn’t let these go to her head.
Her message to critics?
“Wala po akong sama ng loob sa kanila. Nakatulong pa po sila sa akin kasi na-challenge ako na may ibubuga pa pala ako.”
“Pure Love” aired its final episode last Nov. 14.