Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid will fill homes with laughter every weeknight beginning tomorrow, as she returns to acting and the primetime block with GMA Network’s Poor Señorita.
Known to draw in viewers not just to concert venues but the cinema and television as well, the blockbuster star is excited to take on another romantic-comedy, which she describes is aimed for the whole family.
“It’s a fun series, and para po ito sa buong pamilya na talagang makakapag-pagaan ng loob, pero may konting kurot pa rin sa puso,” she described at the series’ official launch.
Poor Señorita revolves around a lady named Rita Villon (Regine) who is an heiress and a successful owner of a perfume company. She is obsessive-compulsive and a perfectionist who is feared by all her employees. She has never had a boyfriend nor shows any interest in men, but deep inside she longs for love and connection.
“Actually I’m still molding the character [even as the first episodes are ready],” Regine revealed. “Pag gumagawa kasi ako ng anything, pinag-uusapan muna namin ang character para alam na alam ko kung sino siya. I talk to the writers kung ano expectations sa character.
“Kailangan malaman ko kasi I have to be consistent, sa mga moves ko, sa gestures, sa mannerisms. Para pag nabago siya ng panahon [in the story]makikita mo rin yung difference na binago siya ng experience niya,” she continued.
Indeed, the singer-actress needs to pay close attention to acting nuances for the material especially because she will have to shift from being a millionaire to someone who loses all her money. As she goes about her way to regain everything she lost, she stumbles upon five street children who will help her get back on her feet. And along the journey, Rita develops affection for the children who will teach her the true value of happiness, and will also fall in love. With no less than hunky actor Mikael Daez as her leading man.
Given a challenging role, albeit in a romantic comedy, Regine confessed, “I’m very happy to be working on a series again but I’m also feeling a little nervous kasi I haven’t done this in a while.”
Joining her in the series besides Mikael are Sheena Halili, Kevin Santos, Valeen Montenegro, her real life best friend Jaya, Ervic Vijandre, Jillian Ward, Miggs Cuaderno, Zymic Jaranilla, Caprice Cayetano, Ralph Noriega, and Snooky Serna.
The series also introduces talent search Starstruck Season 6’s “First Prince and Princess” Ayra Mariano Elyson De Dios.
Playing special roles are actor/director Ricky Davao and GMA Network’s “Primetime King” Dingdong Dantes as Rafael, a hotel owner who goes on a blind date with Rita.
Poor Señorita is directed by Dominic Zapata and premieres on March 28 on GMA Telebabad.