THE “P” TALKS!
BY: Pilar Mateo
ADMITTEDLY, they are pressured as the premiere of their heartwarming tale about family and love among siblings unfold on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Afternoon Primetime of GMA-7.
The “Prima Donnas” will be portrayed by three sought after teen stars at the Kapuso lot. Jillian Ward as Donna Marie, Althea Ablan as Donna Belle and Sofia Pablo as Donna Lyn.
The original drama directed by aqard-winning actress Gina Alajar is headlined by one of the country’s best kontrabidas, Katrina Halili as Lilian Madreal, Ms. Chanda Romero as Lady Primarosa Claveria, Wendell Ramos as Jaime Claveria, Benjie Paras as Agaton, Elijah Alejo as Brianna and Ms. Aiko Melendez as Kendra Fajardo. Glaiza de Castro plays a special role as Maita Claveria, Jaime’s wife and the mother of the three Donnas.
Will family secrets, grudging relatives and an endless pursuit of their real identity bind the three Donnas and make them strong amidst the many challenges that life will throw at them?
The show’s Creative Team is composed of Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Unit Head Dode Cruz; Concept Consultant Kit Langit; Concept Creator Maria Zita Garganera; Headwriter Luningning Interino-Ribay; writers Borgy Danao, Mike Ladera and Kutz Enriquez.
The original series is headed by the SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Redgynn S. Alba and Executive Producer Marissa Hilario.
The three Donnas know that they will be pitted against a strong series on the other side of the fence.
But they remain unfazed.
For Jillian, “Kabado po. Pero we are offering another kind of family drama sa audience. Actually, napanaginipan ko nga po ang magiging katapat naming show. Basta dumaan lang. Nakikita ko naman po sila sa FB.”
Sofia who was once part of the Kapamilya said, “I am super honored and blessed to be part of this serye. Aware naman po kami sa katapat. Dahik iba naman po ang tema ng istorya namin, importante na maiparamdam namin sa mga manonood ang puso ng istorya ng tatlong Donna.”
And for Althea, “Iba’ng-iba po ang mapapanood nila. Wala naman dapat na maging isyu. Napapanood ko rin naman sila. Actually, gusto ko po ma-meet si Andrea (Brillantes). Kasi, magaling siya umarte. I am proud of our project. Ano na lang…beware!”
Just starting on their journey as mature actors, especially for Jillian, the girls are looking forward to the scenes they will tackle with the veterans.
Who gets slapped, showered with harsh words or punished even.
Said Direk Gina, “May times napapagalitan ko. Kasi nga mga bata. ‘Di maiwasan ang laro. Tatlo sa kanila, pati si Elijah ang lalabo pala ng mga mata. Mga nakasalamin na. Sabi ko mag-contacts. Madali naman sila umiyak. Eh, hindi sila sanay sa contacts. Pero isang kembot lang ang luha. Challenge rin for them. Kasi bago sila umiyak ka-cut ako, tanggal. Minsan nawawala ang luha. Buti na lang may tio na Chanda shared. Lubricant! Ayun! Solved!
THE singer, Alynna Velasquez, who portrays Principal Garcia now in “Kadenang Ginto” at the Kapamilya lot is leaving her post, as she does a series of shows with her bestfriend Hajji Alejandro in the US.
Hajji, together with the OPM Legends, Nonoy Zuñiga, Rey Valera and Marco Sison will tour the US and Canada through Starmedia Entertainment’s “OPM Hitmakers The Final Tour” where they will also give a fitting tribute to Rico J. Puno.
Alynna will be away for about a month and she will also miss her gigs with Jong Cuenco in Dampa sa Greenhills.
Before she left, Alynna shared some trivia about herself.
Challenge accepted Rei Tan. 😘
Four places I’ve lived:
1. Hong Kong
4. Quezon City
Four things I watch on TV:
1. Kadenang Ginto
2. Tagalog Films (Cinema One)
Four places I have visited that were memorable:
Four things I love to eat
1. Paksiw na Bangus
2. Sinigang na Bangus
3. Guinatan Bilo Bilo
4. Japanese food
Four people I think will respond and hopefully will
1. Mae Francisco
2. Amor Pantig
3. Eliza Fatima Heather
4. Frhea Jaimil
List 4 Favorite drinks
2. Slender Sips Coffee and Juice
3. Sago Gulaman
4. Thai Milk Tea
Now you know that Principal Garcia of “KG” is no KJ when it comes to playtime!
Safe travels my bebe friend!