Maricel Soriano out, Dawn Zulueta in


DAWN Zulueta

Dawn Zulueta is bent on giving a portrayal which “Maricel (Soriano) can be proud of in ‘Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin.’”

“After all, the role was originally designated for her (Maricel),” Dawn said on Monday.

Dawn replaced Maricel who was dropped by ABS-CBN from the coming drama series “Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin” after the Diamond Star berated costar Gerald Anderson on their first taping day early this month.

Dawn wasn’t bothered at all by the controversy and the fact that she was a mere second choice. “I don’t mind at all. I don’t pay attention to intrigues. I just want to start the year fresh and positive,” she said.

Accepting the project was not an easy decision for Dawn. Intrigues aside, the actress said she had to ask the permission of her husband, Davao del Norte Representative Antonio Lagdameo, Jr., who’s seeking reelection this year. “I wasn’t intending to work this summer because I’ve already promised to help Anton with his campaign. I just have to figure out my schedule and how to make it work.”

Debt of gratitude

More than the project’s story and all the creative people she’ll be working with, Dawn said it’s about giving back to the network that gave her so much last year.

She explained, “I’ve been wanting to be a part of an unforgettable project, and ABS-CBN (bosses) gave me  ‘Walang Hanggan.’ They trusted me.”

With Dawn now on board, ABS-CBN business unit head Deo Endrinal said they would have to tweak Maricel’s original role a bit.

“Definitely, Dawn will be approaching it differently than Maricel,” he said. “But the script will be pretty much the same.”

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  • Paul

    sa katarayan mo, yan ang napala mo.

  • Joey

    ang babaw naman yata ng dahilan para palitan ng ganun-ganun lang… maricel is a well-respected actress in philippine showbiz (well-respected din naman si dawn)… is gerald anderson of greater stature than maricel is at this point? tanong lang naman…

    • pov pov

       simple lang, maricel knew she was at fault and abs gave her an easy way out…step down and we will keep what you did in house.

      • Joey

        but it apparently did not stay “in house”

  • lagalag

    Maricel is cougar, Gerald said no to the offer of Maricel to be her boytoy.

    Maricel is same like Nora Aunor, both big LOSER.

  • boybakal

    Maybe Marice has not recovered from her depression.
    It’s better for her to be replaced.
    Are they family of something…her niece is bipolar, she suffered depression.
    Medication is the key and consult the doctor.

  • Jojo

    maricel soriano is already consider a veterans actress she must deserved fair judgement and be respected sa ngyari beside ksalanan naman tlga ng young actor…bkit pa kau tinawag na-KAPAMILYA kong hndi nio man lamang masettle yun issue yan sa loob ng inyong bakuran dba bagkus pinalaki nio pa ..tsk..tsk..

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