Temptation of Wife (2012 TV series)

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Temptation of Wife
Temptation of Wife title card.jpg
Title card
Based onTemptation of Wife (2008)
Developed byDode Cruz
Written by
  • Luningning Ribay
  • Christine Novicio
Directed by
Theme music composerTata Betita
Opening theme"I Can't Forgive"
Ending theme"Anong Daling Sabihin?" by Kyla
Composer(s)Vehnee Saturno
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes113
Executive producer(s)Carolyn B. Galve
Production location(s)Quezon City, Philippines
CinematographyRoman Theodosiss
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30-45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseOctober 29, 2012 (2012-10-29) – April 5, 2013 (2013-04-05)
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Temptation of Wife is a Philippine television drama revenge series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is a remake of 2008 South Korean drama series of the same title. Directed by Dominic Zapata, it stars Marian Rivera, Dennis Trillo, Glaiza de Castro and Rafael Rosell. It premiered on October 29, 2012 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Luna Blanca, and worldwide on October 30, 2012 on GMA Pinoy TV.[1] The series concluded on April 5, 2013 with a total of 113 episodes. It was replaced by Love & Lies in its timeslot.


Angeline and Heidi share a friendship ever since Heidi was orphaned and was taken under the custody of Angeline's parents, Abner and Minda. Angeline grows up responsible and compassionate while Heidi, fueled by ambition and envy, secretly detests Angeline and always feels inferior next to her. Angeline falls in love with Marcel and later becomes pregnant and gives up becoming a nurse in order to marry Marcel. She soon discovers that Marcel is cheating on her with Heidi.

Cast and characters[edit]

Lead cast[edit]

Marian Rivera portrays Angeline Santos/Chantal Gonzales.
Dennis Trillo portrays Marcel Salcedo.
Glaiza de Castro portrays Heidi Fernandez.
Rafael Rosell portrays Nigel Armada.
Cherie Gil portrays Stella Salcedo.
Michelle Madrigal portrays Chantal Armada.
She is the daughter of Abner and Minda Santos and the meek and submissive wife of Marcel Salcedo. Angeline gave up everything for love, including her studies and the dream of giving her family a more comfortable life.[2]
An irresponsible and self-centered man who struggles to fulfill his responsibility as the heir to the Salcedo's empire and to keep up to his father's expectations. As a spouse, Marcel tries, as much as possible, to be a good husband to Angeline Santos.[3]
Angeline Santos' cousin and best friend. She works as a beauty consultant and manager at Bella France, a beauty company. Heidi secretly detests Angeline because she feels that fate has always favored the latter over her and has given her the things and people that she had always wanted.
Orphaned at a young age, Nigel found a new family with Yolanda Armada, who raised him as her own. He eventually becomes a successful architect. His serene life changes when Angeline Santos enters his life and fall in love with her.[4]

Supporting cast[edit]

The head of the Santos family. He is tough-looking but a soft-hearted man. His family is the most important thing in his life and will do anything to protect them.
The loving and caring mother of Angeline Santos. A practical home maker who also serves as Angeline's inspiration and source of strength.
Brother of Angeline Santos. Despite being a college dropout, Leo struggles to prove his worth as the second man of the family. He is head-over-heels in love with Heidi Fernandez. However, she only regards him as a mess.
The patriarch of the Salcedo clan. He is considered as one of the most respected and well known businessmen in the real estate business. Because of this, he also expects his son, Marcel Salcedo to follow his lead. However, Marcel always turned out to be his biggest disappointment. Romeo is a very principled man, but unknowingly, he harbors a secret past which he has a relationship with Yolanda Armada before he marries Stella. Towards the end of the series, he and Stella finally apologizes to Angeline after Marcel's death and later he rekindles his friendship with Yolanda.
The aristocratic spouse of Romeo Salcedo and the ruthless mother-in-law of Angeline Santos. Ever since, she doesn’t like her daughter-in-law because she thinks Angeline doesn’t belong to their class and treats her like a servant. She later gains a rivalry towards Yolanda Armada which is her husband's former girlfriend. At the end of the series, she and Romeo apologize to Angeline after Marcel's death.[5]
A mentally challenged woman known as Romeo Salcedo's younger sister. She has a crush on Leo, Angeline's brother.[6][7]
Nigel and Chantal Armada’s mother. She is a successful and vicious woman who can stand up to anyone. But behind her image and success lies a dark past, which however, impact her present disposition in a big way, leaving lasting repercussions. She is also the former girlfriend of Romeo Salcedo who had a relationship in the past before Romeo marries Stella which causes her to break her heart and wants to have revenge against them. At the end of the series, she was reunited with Romeo who wanted to rekindled their friendship and later becomes the mother in-law to Angeline who is now married to Nigel.[8]
Yolanda Armada's younger daughter who is obsessively in love with her adopted older brother, Nigel. Her obsession causes her downfall for she is willing to risk everything, even her own life, for him. Heidi and Chantal makes Angeline's life as miserable as hell.

Recurring cast[edit]

  • JC Tiuseco as Bernard - best friend of Marcel.
  • Bubbles Paraiso as Leslie - Heidi's best friend.
  • Robert Seña as Robert Sarmiento
  • Mel Martinez as Pat - the fashion designer friend of Angeline.

Guest cast[edit]

  • Patricia Ysmael as Scarlet - a stranger who helped Angeline.
  • Sheena Halili as young Yolanda
  • Jay Aquitania as young Romeo
  • Mel Kimura as Josefina Fernandez


Temptation of Wife (아내의 유혹), a 2008 Korean television drama series originally broadcast by Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) from November 3, 2008 to May 1, 2009. It was written by Soon-ok Kim and directed by Se-kang Oh. The series starred Seo Hee Jang, Jae Hwang Lee, Woo Min Byun and Seo Hyung Kim as the lead characters.[9]

Despite the controversies regarding the storyline of the drama[10] and the "plagiarism" issues,[11] it is one of the most popular and highly watched dramas in South Korea. The series also won several awards in 2009 SBS Drama Awards including the Daesang (Grand Prize) award for Seo Hee Jang; Best Actor award for Woo Min Byun; Best Supporting Actor award for Joon Yong Choi; Best Actress award for Suh Hyung Kim; and Best Young Actor award for Yoon Suk Jung.[12][13]

The series also had a huge success in the Philippines during its run.[14] GMA Network aired the series (dubbed in Tagalog) in an early primetime slot from October 4, 2010 and concluded on May 27, 2011.[15] Due to its popularity, the network decided to re-air the series on primetime from June 6, 2011 – August 25, 2011.[16]

Production and development[edit]

Mid-2011, in a press lunch, the then GMA Network's senior vice president for entertainment, Wilma Galvante[17] stated that they would be adapting the Korean series, Temptation of Wife.[18] Pre-production started in earlier 2012. The head writer, Dode Cruz stated that he develops "a bit serious, sexier and edgier version" than the original. The producer assigned Dominic Zapata to helm the series.

Originally planned for a December 2012 premiere, it was later moved to an earlier date.[19] following the cancellation[20] of the supposed series, Haram.[21]


The cast and characters were announced on September 11, 2012 during the series' story conference, with the main cast being, Marian Rivera, Dennis Trillo, Alessandra De Rossi and Rafael Rosell. The network personally chose Rivera and Trillo to their respective roles. As for her preparation, Rivera stated that "Whenever I have a new soap, I make sure to ask some tips about the role. Then I talk to my director how he wants me to approach my role. I'd like to have an idea of the character that I am going to portray and how I would give life to it onscreen," she said. She further stated that she wants every role she does to be different from the previous one in terms of how she going to approach it. "I was challenged to alter the concept of being a "damsel in distress" in my role as Angeline," she added.[22] On the other hand, Trillo described his character as a "not-so-typical-leading-man" role.[23]

De Rossi[24] was originally assigned by the network to play Heidi Fernandez.[25] However, the role was eventually given to Glaiza de Castro.

The series served as Rosell's first major project[26] for the network after he signed an exclusive contract with the network.[27][28] Zapata, made the entire cast watch the original series before shooting began to familiarized their characters.[29]


The series’ plug, teasers and opening title sequence were filmed on September 11, 2012 in a studio at GMA Network Center in Quezon City. The said teaser is actually an omnibus plug for the network's final set of primetime offerings for 2012.[30] Filming for the series began on October 9, 2012. Many of the series’ scenes were shot on location in Quezon City.[31]



According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Temptation of Wife earned a 23.5% rating. While the final episode scored a 27.9% rating.[32] The series had its highest rating with a 41.3% rating.[33]

Critical response[edit]

Vincent Anthon Garcia of gulfnews.com said that "Marian Rivera has proved why she is truly the Queen of Primetime TV. Her current series, Temptation of Wife, has zoomed to the top of the ratings".[34] Mario Bautista of Journal praised the show's main villain, Glaiza de Castro, said that "One reason why Temptation of Wife clicks with viewers is the fact that de Castro is so effective as the villainous Heidi. We know she didn't want to play kontrabida (villainess) again after she did lead roles in Grazilda and Biritera. But Glaiza made the right decision in accepting the Heidi role as it's really so "mark" and she can show her versatility as an actress who can do both lead and villain roles."[35]


Year Organization Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2012 ENTERVREXWORLD 4th FMTM Awards 2012 Top 10 Best Philippine TV Series Included [36][37]
Best Actress in a Drama Series Marian Rivera Nominated
2012 Primetime Queen Won
Most Popular TV Series Character as Chantal Nominated
TV Entertainment Artist of the Year Included
Most Popular TV Actress Included
Most Popular TV Series Villain Glaiza de Castro Won
Most Promising New TV Series Love Team Marian Rivera & Rafael Rosell Nominated
2013 Global TV Drama 8th Seoul International Drama Awards Programmer's Choice for Best Drama Series Nominated [38][39]
Philippine Movie and Television Press Club 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Marian Rivera Won [40]
Television Asia Plus 18th Asian Television Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated [41]
Pinoy Exchange Best of 2013 PExers Choice Awards Pinoy TV Show ng Taon Nominated [42]
2014 Entertainment Press Society 5th ENPRESS Golden Screen Television Awards Outstanding Adapted Drama Program Won [43]
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series Marian Rivera Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Glaiza de Castro Nominated
Northwest South Samar State University 4th Northwest South Samar State University Students Choice Awards Best Actress in a Primetime Teleserye Marian Rivera Won [44]

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network Title Date
Vietnam TodayTV VTC7 Mặt nạ hoa hồng October 28, 2013



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