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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 14, 2020



JILLIAN WARD and her co-stars in “Prima Donnas” have reason to celebrate because the return of their show, which was halted by the corona lockdown, was greeted warmly by its loyal viewers. 

The story continued in the fresh new episodes they taped in a lock in location and the show’s fans are happy to see what has happened to the Donnas, with Jillian playing the eldest one, Donna Marie or Mayi. 

“Nakakatuwa po basahin ang comments at feedback nila kasi it shows na na-miss nila talaga kami,” says JIllilan. “Ngayon daw, masasagot na ang questions na naiwang nakabitin after biglang maputol noong March ang show.”

Wasn’t it difficult to get back to their characters after being idle for so long? 

“What I did is I watched past episodes of ‘Prima Donnas’ on youtube to reconnect with my character and the story again,” she replies. 

“Tapos, with the help of each other and our director, Tita Gina Alajar, it became easier for all of us para makabalik and internalize the characters na aming ginagampanan.”

How is it working under the situation called new normal? 

“Well, siempre, you have to learn how to adjust kasi bale 3 weeks kaming lock in sa set. Walang uwian. But after a while, I started liking it kaysa sa dating system na puyatan. 

"Now, 12 hours of work lang kami then we go back to our rooms in the hotel where taping is taking place. No more travel time at all but with safety measures.”

So how would she assess working at the time of the pandemic? 

“Mahirap po, but it’s also kinda fun kasi we’re all together in just one location, our Primas Donna family. We are making good memories together habang magkakasama kami sa location while practising health protocols like yung having swab test together to insure we’re all healthy.”

Since the show’s rating continue to soar higher, they are now about to do another lock in taping for two more weeks. 

“The episodes we will be taping is until for December na po. We don’t know yet kung matatapos na ang story kasi it all depends sa reception ng viewers. Sana patuloy na mataas ang ratings namin para ma-extend pa kami at may trabaho until dumating ang New Year na 2021.”

Don’t miss the new exciting episodes of “Prima Donnas” every afternoon at 3:30 PM.