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Jennylyn Mercado bags lead role in ‘Descendants of the Sun’ remake

By: - Reporter
/ 08:51 AM October 04, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Jennylyn Mercado bagged the lead female character/role in the Philippine remake of the famed Korean teledrama “Descendants of the Sun.”

This was first announced in GMA’s “24 Oras” on Thursday.

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Jennylyn will play Dr. Maxine Dela Cruz, a Filipino adaptation of Song Hye-Kyo’s Dr. Kang Mo-yeon character in the original Korean version.

In an Instagram post, she said that she was “super happy” with the development.

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“When I heard they started taping already and preparing for the soap, ako din na-curious kung sino nga ang napili para sa role (I got curious too on who was picked for the role),” Jennylyn said.

“When I learned that it was me, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for GMA’s trust and also pressured since I know how big this project is,” she added.

She will star opposite Dingdong Dantes, who last April was picked to play “Big Boss” or Captain Lucas. /gsg

READ: Dingdong Dantes is ‘Big Boss’ in ‘Descendants of the Sun’ remake

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