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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.

Jan 18, 2018

Kris Bernal Welcomes New Contravidas Sheena Halili And Jade Lopez Who Help Make The Show More Exciting As It'S Just About To Reach Its Thrilling Conclusion

KRIS BERNAL welcomes the inclusion of a new contravida in her hit drama show, “Impostora”. This is Jade Lopez who, like Kris, is a Starstruck discovery. This is in addition to Sheena Halili, another Starstruck find that is also making viewers mad and outraged because of her role as Rafaela who connives with Sheryl Cruz.

“Magaling si Jade na aktres so I’m sure makakatulong siya para lalong gumanda ang show, just like Sheena na very effective din sa role niya,” says Kris. “Sila ang mga bagong magpapahirap sa character ko as Nimfa.”

Jade is very thankful for the role GMA-7 gave her in “Impostora”. “I play Danica, isang babaeng maraming lihim at maraming masamang balak sa buhay,” she says. “Mismong ako, hindi ko kinakaya ang role ko kasi paiikutin niya talaga ang lead characters sa series. Very manipulative siya at sure akong kaiinisan siya ng viewers.”

Doesn’t she mind doing contravida roles? “Not at all. Enjoy akong pahirapan ang mga bida. Dream ko ngang maging magaling na contravida like Cherie Gil, Jean Garcia, Eula Valdez na talagang nagmamarka sa tao. E, mas bagay naman talaga akong maging contravida dahil mukhang contravida raw ako. Ha ha ha!”

What can she say that “Impostora” is currently one of the highest ratings show in GMA’s Afternoon Prime and how is it working with Kris Bernal? “I’m really very happy naman for Kris sa success ng ‘Impostora’. She deserves it as she has always been very hardworking. Ang tagal na since the last time na huli kaming nagkasama, that was in 2009 in ‘All My Life’. Magkabarkada kami roon. This time, magkalaban na. Na-miss ko siya talaga kasi eight years na since we last worked with each other. And I’m also happy na successful businesswoman din siya with the restaurants she opened. Masipag talaga siya ever since.”

She doesn’t hide the fact that she’s on with a non-showbiz guy. “We’re getting on married in October. I think we have any time to prepare for it.”

GMA-7 is fortunate that their afternoon dramas are all rating well: “Ika-6 na Utos”, “Impostora” and “Haplos”. It’s because of their strong women characters: Sunshine Dizon as Emma vs. Ryza Cenon as Georgia in “Ika-6 na Utos”, Kris Bernal as Nimfa vs. Kris Bernal as Rosette in “Impostora”, and Sanya Lopez as Angela vs. Thea Tolentino as Lucille in “Haplos”. As a Triple Threat, they’re really unbeatable as they’ve clobbered the shows of other channels in their time slots which proved to be of no match at all.