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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 16, 2010


DOES RICO Blanco, former RiverMaya vocalist who now tries acting in “Imortal”, have an axe to grind against rumored ex-GF KC Concepcion. When asked if he’d like to do a show with KC someday, he’s reply is an emphatic “I’m not interested”, that he repeated several times. Rico plays the pivotal role of Lucas in “Imortal”. He has acted in an indie film before, “Nasaan si Francis?”, with Epy Quizon, but this is his first TV soap. His former manager with RiverMaya, Chito Rono, is directing “Imortal” and revealed that it’s Rico’s dream to be an actor since way back when. Rico would be good in character roles. He’s already in his 30s and although he looks good, he’s really not leading man material.

About the observation that “Imortal” is copied from the “Twilight” series, its makers say that they’ve long been planning to do a series on “aswangs” at ABS, then the “Twilight” project came on. They add that the story of “Imortal” is very different from that of “Twilight”, although both are about vampires and werewolves. Actually, ‘Imortal’ is also reminiscent of the ”Underworld” series with Kate Beckinsdale, which is also about the love story between a vampire and a werewolf.