Marian Rivera may be an actress first and foremost but she also happens to be blessed with the moves of a dancing diva. The talented beauty is set to unleash a new facet in her career as her self-titled prime time variety show premieres tonight on GMA Network.
Sharing her excitement with The Manila Times, Marian enthused, “Sobrang excited ako dahil isa ito sa mga pangarap kong gawin. Ibang side naman ni Marian Rivera ang makikita ng mga manonood, at siyempre kaabang-abang din ang mga makakasama namin sa show—mula sa mga magagaling na choreographers, dance crews, hanggang sa mga celebrity artists.”
No less than the Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos will share the stage with Marian for tonight’s pilot episode; along with Diamond Star Maricel Soriano who was also noted for her talent on the dance floor as a teen star. Maricel will join Marian in the regular segment “Play List,” where the two will groove to the former’s signature dance hits in what has been dubbed as the “Marya-Marian Showdown.”
Tasked to help Marian host the show is Eat Bulaga mainstay Paolo Ballesteros, who is known for his animated charm. Recording artist Julie Anne San Jose, who holds the “Kapuso Pop Superstar” title, will also be on hand to take charge of the music.
Marian is directed by Louie Ignacio with head writer Rommel Gacho, and will air every Saturday night on GMA Network, before Magpakailanman.