Two years since producing its most successful TV series, the gay-themed My Husband’s Lover, GMA Network is making another big gamble in its latest drama offering, The Rich Man’s Daughter, which tackles the reality of lesbianism.
Starring Rhian Ramos in the title role, story revolves around how a rich man finds out that his daughter Jade is a lesbian, which forces him to offer millions of pesos to a man who will marry her. In the process, Jade’s revelation will also hurl the rest of her conservative Filipino-Chinese family into a series of discoveries.
And as Jade discovers something about herself and upholds her personal truths, she begins the difficult journey of finding out if her family will love her unconditionally, or if who she is will destroy them.
The project showcases Rhian’s versatility as an actress, as she breathes life to her most challenging role to date.
Making the drama series even more stellar are versatile actors headed by Jade’s love interest in Glaiza de Castro, who plays the role of Althea Guevarra—a smart, independent and driven woman, who is sexy, classy and a proud lesbian.
Luis Alandy is David, Jade’s long-time boyfriend. He is educated, proud of his humble beginnings, and is very responsible. He longed to marry Jade one day and is challenged when Jade falls for someone else.
Katrina Halili is Wila, a femme lesbian and Althea’s ex-girlfriend. She vows to hate the next person who Althea falls for.
Mike Tan is Paul, Jade’s older brother. He is a quiet and private person. He is also protective of Jade. Paul is a closeted gay.
Chynna Ortaleza is Batchi, also a proud lesbian and very butch. She acts and dresses up like a man, and is Althea’s best friend.
Also in the cast in pivotal roles are Pauleen Luna, Paolo Contis, TJ Trinidad, Charee Pineda, Stephanie Sol, Al Tantay as Oscar Tanchingco, Glydel Mercado, Tony Mabesa, and veteran actress Gloria Romero.
The Rich Man’s Daughter is under the helm of the highly acclaimed director (Temptation of Wife and My Husband’s Lover) Dominic Zapata, with the help of creative director Roy Iglesias, creative consultant RJ Nuevas, creative head and head writer Suzette Doctolero.
The Rich Man’s Daughter premieres May 11, and airs Monday to Friday on GMA Telebabad.