People saw her as a child actress who grew up right before their eyes. From being the little sister of Vina Morales, Shaina Magdayao has acquired her own identity and her own set of fans. This December, avid fans will see her portray a superheroine as she takes on the title role in ABS-CBN's Komiks Presents Mars Ravelo's Dragonna.
The 19-year-old actress said that Dragonna has fulfilled her plans to broaden her skills in acting.
"I'm very honored saka masaya po ako na binigay sa akin ni Sir Deo [Endrinal, business unit head] yung Dragonna. It's really a big honor at saka parang mas nakakainspire to kasi ngayon binibigyan nila ko ng parang iba naman, ibang flavor naman sa career ko kasi before drama tapos nagmature ako. Nagseryoso po ako sa Lobo and then now naman medyo light at saka comedy po yung Dragonna," stated Shaina.
She continued, "Nakakatuwa po dahil hindi po ako pinababayaan ng ABS-CBN at saka ng mga bosses. They want me to grow before, ngayon parang pareho na yung gusto namin sa career ko. Kasi gusto ko, I want to try different things. So, parang I'm blessed na kahit papano po, ganun din po yung gusto nilang ibigay sa akin. Gusto po nila na mailabas ko po yung skills ko as an actor."
For this new project, Shaina told the media that she underwent Wushu training and did some Pilates exercises to strengthen her body since this teleserye has a lot of action sequences.
"Well, 'yong action, definitely, is a big challenge kasi nga mayroon talaga akong cracked disc, tumama kasi 'yon sa floor noong nagpa-fight scene kami ni Piolo [Pascual] sa Lobo. So ngayon, para magamot siya at ma-strengthen ko 'yong back ko, nagpi-Pilates ako," she explained.
In this show, Shaina will portray the life of the human character Olive, the young lady who will discover that she has dragon-like powers, thus she's named as Dragonna. With her ability to create fire every time she loses her temper, Olive (Dragonna) will use her strength to fight crime and help protect the weak.
Dragonna has her weakness in the person of Edgar (Jake Cuenca). Olive falls in love with him only to find out that she's bound to lose her special power once she encounters love.
Aside from Jake, Dragonna will also feature other Kapamilya stars like Alessandra de Rossi, Carlos Agassi, Bayani Agbayani, Long Mejia, Eda Nolan, Arnold Reyes, and Kakai Bautista.
Catch how Tiny Tony turns over the responsibility of saving the world from evil forces this Saturday, December 13, in Komiks Presents Mars Ravelo's Dragonna on ABS-CBN after Cinema FPJ.