PRESS STATEMENT FROM ABS-CBN:
"CHILD STAR ANDREA BRILLANTES IS THE NEW ‘ANNALIZA.’ ABS-CBN remakes the '80s classic soap opera Annaliza that catapulted the late actress Julie Vega into stardom. On its return to television, the role of Annaliza is played by promising child star Andrea Brillantes who first appeared in kiddie gag show Goin’ Bulilit.
"Her acting prowess was gradually noticed when she landed roles on hit primetime teleseryes such as Budoy and PHR Paraiso where she played the young Jessy Mendiola, Kahit Puso’y Masugatan as the young Andi Eigenmann, and Ina, Kapatid, Anak as the young Kim Chiu. Now, Andrea is ready to take on her biggest break on television as she is launched as one of the newest teleserye princesses of the Kapamilya network.
"Annaliza is an endearing and heartwarming family drama that centers on the enduring love and fighting spirit of a child despite all the struggles and miseries in her life. She will go through challenges that seem to be insurmountable, especially for a child like her, but with the guidance of her adoptive father, Anna Liza will conquer it all with her innocence, innate goodness and ability to love unconditionally. Joining Andrea in Annaliza is an ensemble of character actors such as Zanjoe Marudo, Kaye Abad, Denise Laurel, Patrick Garcia, and Carlo Aquino as well as teen sensations Khalil Ramos, Sue Ramirez and Kiko Estrada."
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