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Angel Locsin ecstatic to work with cast of ‘The General’s Daughter’

By: - Reporter
/ 08:33 PM January 15, 2019
Cast and directors of The General’s Daughter during their media conference at the Dolphy Theatre in Quezon City / Photo by Krissy Aguilar

Cast and directors of The General’s Daughter during their media conference at the Dolphy Theatre in Quezon City / Photo by Krissy Aguilar

MANILA, Philippines — It was the “perfect moment” for Angel Locsin to return to working on a teleserye as she was joined with a powerhouse cast in ABS-CBN’s upcoming primetime series “The General’s Daughter.”

“Ito po yung perfect moment na babalik ako ng teleserye kasi parang nandito lahat ng mga hiling kong maging ka-trabaho,” Locsin said during press conference of “The General’s Daughter” on Tuesday.

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(This is the perfect moment for me to return to television because it’s as if everyone I want to work with is here.)

The highly-anticipated series will be joined by veteran actors Tirso Cruz III, Maricel Soriano, Eula Valdez, Janice de Belen, and Albert Martinez.

“Kung alam niyo lang po ‘yung excitement ko nung nalaman ko, nagkita kita kami sa story con [conference] kung sino makakaharap kong artista, hindi po ako nakapagsalita,” Locsin said.

(If you all just knew how excited I was when I found out, when I met the actors I was working with at the story conference, I couldn’t speak.)

“I think tahimik lang yata ako buong story con kase parang, eto ba yun? In-ask ako kung sino mga gusto kong makasama, sinabi ko po, ‘I trust you, kayo na po bahala, surprise me.’ Grabe naman po nasurprise naman po ako nang bonggang bongga,” she gushed.

(I think I was quiet the whole story conference because I was like, is this it? They asked me who I want to work with, I said, “I trust you, it’s up to you, surprise me.” Well, I was so surprised.)

Other stars in the action-adventure television series are Ryza Cenon, Paulo Avelino, Arjo Atayde, JC De Vera, Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte.

The Kapamilya network’s first offering for 2019 tells the story of Rhian Bonifacio (Locsin), a daughter of a respected military general who grows up trying to get the affection of her parents.

Locsin admitted her character might be the most “complex” role she played, but her fellow actors made the experience more fun because of their high caliber acting.

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“I think ito yung pinaka complex na character na gagawin ko. Mahirap po siya. Actually mga characters po namin mahirap gawin pero fun kasi yung mga kaeksena ko po ang gagaling umarte,” she said.

(I think this is the most complex character that I’ve tackled. It’s difficult. Actually the characters are all hard to portray but it’s fun because my co-actors are such good actors.)

“The General’s Daughter” directed by Manny Palo and Mervyn Brondial is set to air on ABS-CBN this January 21, 2019. /je

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