PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"This coming April 15, GMA Network is all set to launch its newest Kapuso leading lady, Kim Rodriguez, in Kakambal ni Eliana. Kim is now regarded as one of the hot properties of the Network. She recently won the New Movie Actress of the Year Award at the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies for the movie Ang Mumunting Lihim.
"In the series, Kim plays the role of Eliana. Eliana grew up without a family as she was left to tend for herself in a small isolated room, in their family's shop. The only thing she knows and talks to is her twin snake and her Lolo Eddie. She longs for a family and seeks someone who will love and accept her. Eliana is kind, patient and is always ready to help others who are in need.
"Playing opposite her are GMA's newest leading men: Kristoffer Martin as Gabo and Enzo Pineda as Julian. Meanwhile, Lexi Fernandez plays the role of Margarita, the girl who will be Eliana's rival in all things possible.
"The series also stars Jomari Yllana, Antonio Aquitania, Sherilyn Reyes, Chynna Ortaleza and Jean Garcia. Completing the star-studded cast are Leo Martinez, Carmen Soriano, Eva Darren, Carlene Aguilar, Mosang, and Jay-R.
"Kakambal ni Eliana will surely charm the hearts of viewers of all ages and at the same time will make them laugh, cry, and fall in love.
"The series tells the story of Eliana, a girl who was born with a snake attached on her back. Eliana and the snake share one spinal cord. The snake comes out from her back and wraps itself around her hand every time she experience extreme emotions like sadness or anger. She will grow up alone, not knowing anything about the world and not knowing anything about her family because she was kept hidden inside a basement. However, when she was able to get out of the basement, she will discover new things and meet people that will eventually change her life.
"Eliana first meets Gabo (Kristoffer). Gabo grew up in the streets. Even though he did not finish school, he is street-smart. He will do anything to survive. Gabo is the one who will help and be Eliana's friend when she finally got out of isolation. He was not even scared when he found out that Eliana has a twin snake. He stood by Eliana and will eventually fall in love with her.
"Meanwhile, Eliana crosses path with Julian (Enzo) when she and Gabo got separated. Julian is a budding photographer. He belongs to a loving family. He is quiet and reserved but expresses himself through his photographs. Julian has a girlfriend named Margarita (Lexi) but later on he falls in love with Eliana as well. Margarita, an aspiring model, grew up spoiled and is used to getting everything she wanted. She is very competitive and she'll do anything just to get what she wants. When she sees Julian's fondness and display of affection towards Eliana, she will eventually hate her and make her life hard.
"Find out how Eliana deals with what life throws her way. Will she ever have a normal life and find true love and happiness despite having a snake attached on her back? Will she be able to have someone to accept everything about her? As the message of Kakambal ni Eliana says, "Ang matanggap mo ang lahat ng tungkol sa akin ay ang tunay na pag-ibig."
"Kakambal ni Eliana is directed by Roderick Lindayag, the director behind the high rating programs Sana ay Ikaw na Nga, Hiram na Puso, and Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin, among others.
"The creative team is composed of Creative Director, Jun Lana; Afternoon Prime Head, Roy Iglesias; Creative Consultant, Kit Langit; Headwriter, Des Garbes Severino; writers, Rona Lean Sales and John Kenneth De Leon; and Brainstormers, Francis Cyril Ramos, Delfin Ilao, and Jihan Condecido.
"Kakambal ni Eliana, created by the GMA Drama Group, is supervised by the Officer-In-charge for Entertainment, Lilybeth G. Rasonable; AVPs for Drama, Redgie Acuña Magno and Cheryl Ching-Sy; Program Manager, Hazel F. Abonita with Executive Producer, Jojo Aleta. Adding soul to the series is the theme song "Kung Alam Mo Lang" composed by Dodgie Simoun, published by BAMI (Star Songs Inc.), and interpreted by Maricris Garcia.
"Kakambal ni Eliana premieres April 15 on GMA Afternoon Prime."
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Kim Rodriguez's character has a twin snake in Kakambal ni Eliana
April 12, 2013