As Kapamilya’s primetime show “Wildflower” approaches its climax, the scenes are also becoming more and more intense. On Tuesday, January 30, main character Lily Cruz, portrayed by Maja Salvador, was publicly humiliated by Tirso Cruz III’s character.
During the gut-wrenching scene in “Wildflower,” the battered female protagonist was seen being paraded in the public plaza of Poblacion Ardiente. The bloodied Lily Cruz was being publicly humiliated and tortured after being accused of lending a hand in the murder of RK Bagatsing’s character.
As much as the gore is needed to make this pivotal scene more realistic, the officers from Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) thought otherwise. Earlier this February, the department sent out a warning to the show’s producers regarding this disturbing scene.
In an exclusive interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal, Business unit head Ruel Bayani disclosed how the officials from MTRCB sent them a warning:
“Surprisingly, parang dito na lang kami sa dulo na-warningan. Warning lang, ha. Warning lang itong very bloody… itong tinorture si Lily sa town plaza. Warning lang yun because, remember, we’re being responsible din also because alam mo naman, ang story diyan is we should be able to self-regulate.”
Furthermore, Bayani also explained that no matter how “violent,” the “Wildflower” torture scene was necessary and symbolic before the downfall of the Ardientes.
“Kailangan kasi namin sa kwento, kailangan tumodo yung abuse para ma-human rights abuse si Julio Ardiente. Hindi mo ito dapat ginawa, hindi ito ang batas, hindi ikaw ang executioner. May reason why those scenes were necessary na hindi lang obvious when they were being shown, pero nakita ng tao later on na importante.”
For that reason, the scenes were once again shown as a flashback in the succeeding episodes. However, this time, the show staff turned the clip to black and white.
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