Sofia Andres is back and doing shows again after taking a break from showbiz.
She will be part of Erich Gonzales’ upcoming teleserye on ABS-CBN titled La Vida Lena.
Dreamscape Entertainment, the producer of La Vida Lena, announced the cast members on October 7, 2020, through its social media accounts.
Also joining La Vida Lena are Agot Isidro, Janice de Belen, Raymond Bagatsing, Ruby Ruiz, Malou Crisologo, Christian Vasquez, Pen Medina, Soliman Cruz, Hasna Cabral, Josh Ivan Morales, Danica Ontengco, and Renshi de Guzman.
JC De Vera, Carlo Aquino, and Kit Thompson will portray Erich’s leading men.
La Vida Lena is Sofia’s first teleserye after giving birth on November 24, 2019.
It was in June 2020 when the 22-year-old actress first admitted that she is already a mother.
Daniel Miranda is the dad of her baby.
SOFIA ANDRES’ LAST TELESERYE before HIATUS
Sofia’s last teleserye with ABS-CBN was the 2018 series Bagani, where her stint lasted for seven weeks.
At that time, Sofia became controversial as rumors spread about her attitude problem.
The talks started when the Kapamilya actress was called out for continuing to use her phone during an interview and another time at a press conference.
She apologized for her behavior in an Instagram post.
After her exit from Bagani, there were whispers Sofia was transferring to GMA-7.
However, she said on Twitter she had no plans to leave ABS-CBN.
Sofia’s character returned to Bagani three weeks before its final episode.
After Bagani, Sofia took a break from show business.
ERICH IN, IVANA OUT
The teleserye La Vida Lena was originally titled Ang Lihim ni Ligaya and slated to be a vehicle for Ivana Alawi in her first lead role in a TV show.
Ivana attended the story conference in March 2019, with Kit Thompson and Raven Molina as her leading men.
Weeks later, the production for Ang Lihim ni Ligaya was stopped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her vlog on September 8, 2020, Ivana said she decided not to do any project during the pandemic for the safety of her family.
Subsequently, ABS-CBN announced that Erich will top-bill La Vida Lena.
Some of La Vida Lena’s cast members—Agot Isidro, Janice de Belen, Christian Vasquez, and Kit Thompson—were originally part of Ang Lihim ni Ligaya.
PEP Troika in a report asserted the similarity of La Vida Lena to Ang Lihim ni Ligaya, and that Erich replaced Ivana in the project.
ABS-CBN and Dreamscape Entertainment have yet to announce whether Ang Lihim ni Ligaya will still air on TV or not.