Avid viewers of GMA Network’s top rating drama series The Half Sisters will have all the more reason to stay glued to their favorite afternoon habit as veteran actress Eula Valdes joins the cast and brings an interesting twist in the story.
Eula will play the role of Ysabela Zuñiga, the rich haciendera who saves Benjie Valdicañas (Jomari Yllana)—the biological father of one of the half-sisters Diana (Barbie Forteza)—from an accident that leaves him traumatized. She falls in love with the pivotal character and will do anything to have him despite the odds.
Eula says she is very thrilled to join the cast of the popular series and to work again with Director Mark Reyes. “Excited to work with Direk Mark again whom I worked with the first time I transferred to GMA via Kamandag years ago. And of course I’m delighted to be part of the No. 1 daytime soap nationwide,” Eula enthused at a pocket interview on Thursday.
She is also delighted to reunite with another noted actress Jean Garcia, whom she worked with last in the network’s Filipino version of the Koreanovela, All About Eve in 2009.
“Of course, I’m also looking forward to work with my original love team Jean Garcia! ‘Yon ang lokohan namin before na kami ang magka-loveteam,” laughed Eula, pertaining to the fact that their characters are always in conflict in their past projects. The two have become good friends since.
For his part, Direk Mark promised, “Things get more exciting as Ms. Eula Valdes as Ysabela Zuñiga joins the already stellar cast led by Jean Garcia, Jomari Yllana, Gloria Romero, Barbie Forteza, Thea Tolentino, Derrick Monasterio and Andre Paras. The iconic rivalry of Jean and Eula will once again be enjoyed by local audiences in the next chapter of this consistent top-rating afternoon prime show on GMA.”
The Half Sisters airs weekdays after Eat Bulaga on GMA Afternoon Prime.