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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.

Nov 29, 2016

Barbie Forteza Gets No Less Than Four Leading Men For Her New Soap, 'Meant To Be', Led By Jack Roberto & Ken Chan

BARBIE FORTEZA’s fans who are asking as to when she’ll have a new show will be glad to know that she’s about to start taping a new soap, tentatively titled “Meant to Be”, to be aired early next year. We’re happy for Barbie as she’s really one of the most competent young actresses we have today, as she has proven with the awards she has won for films like “Puntod”, “Mariquina” and “Laut” for which she won in an international filmfest in Portugal.

In “Meant to Be”, she will have not just one but four leading men no less. “I hope maging okay ang working relationship naming lahat,” she says. “First time ko silang makakasama and I’m looking forward na sana magkatulungan kaming lahat para mapaganda at mag-rate nang husto ang aming show.”

One of them is Ken Chan, who finally has a follow up show after he won acclaim as a transwoman for “Destiny Rose”. This time, he’d play a Chinoy, the illegitimate son of a rich Chinese tycoon, who’s a bad boy because he has a big chip on his shoulder.

The other one is Jak Roberto, who gained fame showing off his six-pack abs in “Dear Uge”. The other two are both foreign guys who both started with the Kapamilya Network: Ivan Dorschner and Addy Raj.

Ivan is a Fil-Am actor who is the runner up of James Reid in PBB Teen Clash of 2010. Addy is an Indian singer who made waves in ABS-CBN’s talent search for foreigners, “I Heart OPM”. Ivan did a lot of supporting roles in ABS-CBN soaps but his career did not take off, so he went back to the U.S.A. and it’s only recently when James became a big star with the help of Viva that he decided to renew his showbiz career here in Manila. Here’s hoping he’ll be luckier this time as a