Jessa Zaragosa, who plays the role of Sarah’s mother in ‘Kokak,’ confirms issue with co-star Sarah Lahbati. It was reported that Sarah’s aunt told Jessa to get out of Sarah’s tent during their taping because it’s exclusively for the young artist.
In an interview with PEP, Jessa said that Nanay Cristy [Fermin]’s article in Bulgar was accurate. Jessa didn’t elaborated much on what happened. But according to Cristy Fermin’s column, when Jessa entered the tent, Sarah’s aunt told her that the tent is only for her niece. GMA quickly acted upon the incident.
When asked if it’s true that Sarah’s aunt is already banned in their taping Jessa said, “Ayoko nang i-elaborate ‘yan, tapos na kasi, e. Kasi okay na po kaya ayoko na ring masyadong… kasi inaksyunan rin naman ng GMA, so…”
How is her relationship with Sarah after the incident?
“Okay lang po kami. Pero siyempre pinagsabihan ko rin siya. Sinabi ko na ano, na sana walang ganun. Hindi dapat mangyari yung ganun,” said Jessa.
“First time in my twenty-one years in this business. Basta sinabi ko sa kanya, kay Sarah, na isa ‘yan sa mga pinag-aralan kong masterin sa aking twenty-one years. Na modesty aside naman, sa industriyang ito, yung pakikisama is very important, and yung kortesiya and yung kunsiderasyon, lalo na sa mga senior artists. What’s due them, what’s due them. Kung ano yung dapat mong ibigay na respeto,” she adds.
Meanwhile, Sarah Lahbati said that she was really upset with what happened and has apologized already to Jessa.
“Kasi ayoko na nakikita na may gulo or ayoko ring makita na affected yung family ko. So, all I can say is that nagkaroon ng misunderstanding, natapos na, naka-move on na lahat ng tao. And ang importante ngayon, maayos na lahat, wala nang isyu and masaya na lahat ng tao,” she said.