THE “P” TALKS!
BY: Pilar Mateo
ON July 1, GMA Network unveils the most compelling and passionate love story on the Telebabad block via “The Better Woman“.
Two of the network’s hottest stars – now the most daring Kapuso leading man Derek Ramsay (as Andrew de Villa) with versatile sultry actress Andrea Torres (as Jasmine de Villa and Juliet Santos-de Villa a.k.a. Elaine Reyes) presents the most awaited tandem.
Derek’s first Kapuso soap is excited for the project he’s been praying for. While Andrea accepted the challenge with the roles she’s tasked to do.
A happily married life goes awry and the perfect life crumbles. A forbidden love affair ensues.
Who is the better woman then?
The prim wife Jasmine? The twin and seductive Juliet? And who is worthier of Andrew’s love?
Joining the cast are Ms. Jaclyn Jose, the as the devoted mother of the twins, Ina Feleo, Andrew’s sister, Marco Lacaraz, Andrew’s business partner, Ashley Rivera, Juliet’s friend and housemate, Paolo Paraiso, Andrew’s closest friend who secretly desires Juliet, and Francis Makil, the estranged cousin of the mother who knows the matriarch’s secret.
The creative team has Aloy Adlawan (creative director), Suzette Doctolero (creative head), Agnes Uligan (creative consultant), Angeli Delgado (concept creator and headwriter), Rodney Junio (brainstormer) and Ana Lea Nadela, Loi Argel Nova and Erwin Bravo (writers).
The original series is headed by the SVO for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Camille Hermoso-Hafezan, and Executice Producer Darling Pulido Torres.
Mark Sicat dela Cruz directs!
Lead actor Derek was bombarded with questions about his breakup with longtime partner Joanne Villablanca.
He made it crystal clear that his leading lady Andrea had nothing to do with it nor the reason why it has come to them going separate ways.
“There is no third party. It’s not even a misunderstanding. It’s not even nag-patong-patong. So, kung maging kami uli, it would be very hard to go to that next level.
“Yes, I have spoken to her Mom. Neutral naman siya. She does not want to get involved.”
Derek even said he spoke to his ex-girlfriends-Collette Centeno in the UK, Solenn Heussaff, Angelica Panganiban, even Cristine Reyes.
“Not naman really to ask for their advice but to know what is wrong with me. I have been giving it a lot of thought. It was something growing na. Or else, hindi kami umabot rito. She sees thingd her way. Ganoon din ako. Sad yes. For our kids. For our family. Nai-involve na sila.”
Derek said he’s been also focused in completing the house they were supposed to live in this December.
“Ako na lang. And my son!”
He also reiterated that when he signed up with GMA-7, Joanne was with him. So, he said that he is not also the type who would get himself doing gimmickry in promoting a project like this soap.
What if people would still point to Andrea as the woman between them. Are they wont to ask who is “The Better Woman” for him.
“It’s that Guy up there who can provide the answer. It happened. No one is to blame!”
Heat up your nights as Derek’s character sizzles with Andrea’s two roles!