Julia’s double challenge

Julia Montes

Julia Montes

The much awaited return of ABS-CBN’s “Royal Princess of Drama” Julia Montes to prime time TV begins on Monday, August 24 via Dreamscape Entertainment’s Doble Kara.

Julia plays her most challenging role in her first solo teleserye as twin sisters Sarah and Kara. Despite being poor, the twins grow up in a happy family until Kara is diagnosed of leukemia and their mother is forced to give her to away so she can be treated for her disease.

After many years, fate brings the sisters back together in very different circumstances.

“After doing so many roles that are not so usual for my age, I can really say that this is the most challenging project that has been given to me, so I have to dedicate not only my heart and soul, but also myself as whole for this series,” shared Julia at Doble Kara’s grand press conference this week. “Dobleng challenge po ito, at dobleng kuwento na tututukan at susubaybayan ng viewers.”

Despite her jitters, however, both the production and cast of Doble Kara attest that Julia is in top form for the demands of the heavy drama. After all, she is backed with her acting experience from such hit teleseryes as Mara Clara, Walang Hanggan, Muling Buksan Ang Puso, and Ikaw Lamang through the years.

Besides her acting chops, co-star Carmina Villaroel also noted the 20-year-old drama princess’ professionalism on set. “Napakabait na bata. She’s very respectful. Kung na-star struck siya sa’kin, na-star struck rin ako sa kanya. Sabi ko, ‘Ang galing galing naman nitong batang ‘to.’ Komportable na ako agad sa kanya kahit na isang beses pa lang kami nagte-taping together. Nakita ko ’yung sarili ko sa kanya na talagang may respeto sa co-stars niya. Talagang tumatayo, lumalapit, humahalik, pinapakilala ’yung sarili.”

Completing the cast of Doble Kara are Mylene Dizon, Ariel Rivera, Gloria Sevilla, John Lapus, Allen Dizon, and Alora Sasam, with the special participation of Alicia Alonzo. Also introduced in the series are Julia’s new leading men Edgar Allan Guzman and Anjo Damiles.

The show, which airs weeknights beginning Monday after Flordeliza, is directed by Emmanuel Palo and Jon Villarin.



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