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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.

May 17, 2013

ABS-CBN Introduces Another Child Actress, Andrea Brilliante, In 'Annaliza' Remake

AFTER XYRIEL Manabat, ABS-CBN is launching another child actress, Andrea Brilliante, in their remake of “Annaliza”, then played by the late Julie Vega. The soap ran from 1980 to 1986 on Channel 7, produced by Kitchie Benedicto, and also launched the love team of Rey PJ Abellana and Leni Santos. ABS already attempted to do this before with Dawn Zulueta, directed by Jerry Sineneng, but it was shelved. Now, it’s under the supervision of new business unit head Ruel Bayani and Denise Laurel plays the real mom of Annaliza.

Andrea is 10-years old but she’s been acting for a couple of years now, starting with TV ads. She was the daughter of Shaina Magdayao in “Alynna”, Princess in “E-Boy”, the young Jessy Mendiola in “Sabel”, the young Kim Chiu in “Ina Kapatid Anak” and the young Andi Eigenmann in “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan”. She also became a regular in “Goin’ Bulilit”.

“Excited po ako kasi gusto ko talaga maging bida,” she says at the presscon of “Annaliza”. “Talagang gagawin ko po lahat para maraming manood sa show namin.”

Supporting her in the show are Zanjoe as her foster dad, Patrick Garcia and Denise Laurel as her real parents, Carlo Aquino as the man who kidnapped her as a baby, Kaye Abad as her dad’s vindictive ex-lover who’d make her life miserable, and teen stars Khalil Ramos, Sue Ramirez, Kiko Estrada and Shy Carlos. Also in the cast are child stars Kyline Alcantara, Nathaniel Britt, Jillian Aguila and Reign Tolentino. It starts airing this Monday before “TV Patrol”.