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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.

Aug 19, 2013

Protegee Winner Thea Tolentino To Be Launched Solo As 'Pyra, Ang Babaeng Apoy'

THEA TOLENTINO, “Protegee” female winner, can’t believe it when told that she’ll be launched to solo stardom in “Pyra, Ang Babaeng Apoy” that starts airing on August 26 to replace “Kakambal ni Eliana”.

“I really thought they were just joking but it turned out to be the best birthday gift that I got when I turned 17 on Aug. 11,” she says. “Nakatulong yata ang pagsuporta ko kina Barbie Forteza, Krystal Reyes and Joyce Ching as one of their kontrabidas in ‘Anna Karenina’ kaya ako na-consider for this role.”

She will be paired with male Protegee winner Jeric Gonzales and supporting them are Gladys Reyes, Angelu de Leon, Roxanne Guinoo, Ryan Eigenmann and Janno Gibbs, among others, directed by Dick Lindayag.

As Pyra, she plays a girl who has pyrokinetic powers. This means she can produce fire whenever she’s emotionally upset. This is reminiscent of the local film “Divina, Diyosa ng Apoy” which starred Lyn D’Amour in the 1950s and also the Hollywood film, “Firestarter”, with Drew Barrymore in the title role.