Jane Oineza: What Playing Diane On ‘The Broken Marriage Vow’ Taught Her About Love

Her role reminded her what relationships shouldn’t be like.

For the last three weeks of The Broken Marriage Vow, fans have so much to look forward to. First, there’s the culmination of the main storyline. Things between Dr. Jill Victorino (Jodi Sta. Maria), David Ilustre (Zanjoe Marudo), and Lexy Lucero (Sue Ramirez) will come to a head at last.

But one other character captured fans’ imaginations: Diane Riagon, played by Jane Oineza. Through Diane, Dr. Jill discovered the truth about her husband. But Diane wasn’t without her own demons. For most of the series, she navigated a relationship with an abusive guy.

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How Jane Oineza owned her role

Jane admits to grappling with her role in the beginning. “There was pressure kasi grabe yung weight nung project. Inisip namin kung paano gagawin na sariling atin,” she says. “Naging malaking tulong yung vision nila Direk Andoy (Ranay) at Direk Connie (Macatuno).”

She worked closely with the creative team. Thus, she was able to use her own experiences to bring the character of Diane to life. When it comes to acting, her diligence has always been one of Jane’s biggest assets. In order not to waste time during taping, she devoted herself to studying her character. She worked hard until she knew Diane by heart.

Self-love is the best love

Unsurprisingly, Jane‘s biggest takeaway from Diane is that self-love is the best. “Unahin ‘yung sarili and what she needs,” she said.

Another key lesson? The art of letting go. When something isn’t working out anymore, you have to walk away. Even if every step you take is painful. “Learning to let go of someone that you love kasi hindi kayo swak, hindi niyo nalalabas yung best ng isa’t-isa. Kasama yun sa mga natutunan ko kay Diane.”

Her character’s growth is a major source of joy for Jane as the series comes to a close. “Thankful ako na nag-iba na siya. Malayo na ang narating niya mula sa kung saan siya nagsimula. Nag-grow at natuto siya. Better person na. I’m proud of her.”

The Broken Marriage Vow is available on Viu and iWantTFC. It also airs on A2Z Channel 11, Jeepney TV, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live and TV5.

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