Promising young actors Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona were unveiled as the next big prime time stars of ABS-CBN this week at the network headquarters in Quezon City.
Salvador, who had proven her worth in the youth-oriented afternoon soap, Oh My G, is ripe for a prime time drama, according to the network’s creative group Dreamscape Television Entertainment, and makes for a fresh team-up with former GMA Network talent and showbiz scion Magalona.
The two will star in the series Born for You, which is due to replace the Kim Chiu and Xian Lim-starrer The Story of Us.
Salvador will play Sam Kazuko, an aspiring Filipina singer who grows up in Japan. A hopeless romantic, she believes in the concept of “the red string of fate,” which is supposedly an invisible string connecting two destined people wherever they are in the world.
On the other hand, Magalona will play Kevin Sebastian, a popular teen heartthrob and son of OPM icon Mike Sebastian (Ariel Rivera), the artist behind the hit, Born for You. Despite his popularity, Kevin doubts the authenticity of love and destiny because of the complicated relationship of his parents.
Their love for music will bring Sam and Kevin together, but it might also be the reason for their budding romance to be cut off.
Completing the cast are Bernard Palanca, Vina Morales, Ayen Laurel, Gina Pareño, Freddie Webb, Jimboy Martin, Joj Agpangan, Francis Magundayao, Smokey Manaloto, Ogie Diaz, Katya Santos, DJ Durano, Alfred Labatos, Kyline Alcantara, Paulo O’hara, Neil Coleta, and Young JV.