Sexy Cebuana celebrity Ellen Adarna was about to call it quits in showbiz six months ago when she felt her career had no where else to go. She was a mainstay at a gag show at her former mother studio, which was pretty much it in terms of projects.
The 25-year-old who first caught the public’s attention during the height of social networking site Friendster (multiple profiles claimed to be Ellen’s), planned to return to Cebu and resume working for the family’s hotel chain business.
“I told my manager I’m ready to go back home, but he stopped me and said, let’s try out ABS-CBN—and here I am,” the petite mestiza happily recalled as she joined the cast of the network’s newest afternoon drama series, Moon of Desire, which premieres on Monday.
Ellen’s “cross over” as they call it in showbiz circles, has certainly renewed interest around one of FHM’s Sexiest favorites, with the help of her non-stop posts on Instagram, where she documents her fitness regimen, diets and sizzling pictorials. Of course, her following is predominantly male, which may just shake-up the usual demographics of teleserye viewers come Monday.
Make no mistake that Ellen Adarna is hot property once more, and she will show just in the seemingly sultry series, Moon of Desire, where she completes the love triangle of lead stars JC De Vera and Meg Imperial, as a rich and seductive heiress.
Too hot for an afternoon timeslot? Apparently not according to series directors FM Reyes and Raymund Ocampo, who told The Manila Times that the MTRCB has approved the show’s initial episodes.
“The sexiness of the series is just its packaging. It’s actually something we would encourage the youth to watch [being a day time series], because without meaning to be preachy, the show’s message is something they will learn from. Na hindi ang panglabas na kaanyuan ang importante, kung ‘di ang kabutihan,” Reyes concluded.
Meg portrays the role of a young lady embarrassed by the medical condition hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth), yet falls in love with JC’s character.
Moon of Desire will begin airing on March 31 after It’s Showtime on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.