Glaiza de Castro is all set for her teleserye comeback after three years.
The Kapuso actress has started taping for the upcoming Kapuso remake of the 1980s movie Nagbabagang Luha.
Glaiza is taking on the role of Maita, which was first portrayed by Lorna Tolentino.
The upcoming afternoon series also features Rayver Cruz, Mike Tan, and newbie Claire Castro.
Rayver plays Alex, a role portrayed by Gabby Concepcion in the film.
Mike is playing Bien, the character of Richard Gomez.
Claire, the daughter of T.G.I.S. stars Raven Villanueva and Diego Castro, makes her television debut as Cielo, the role played by Alice Dixson in the movie.
Kapuso Facebook fan page Solid Kapuso Latest Updates uploaded photos of Glaiza, Mike, Claire, and Rayver getting instruction from their director, Ricky Davao.
According to a report by GMANetwork.com, the cast is currently in Laguna for a month-long lock-in taping.
Royce Cabrera, Myrtle Sarrosa, Karenina Haniel, Archie Adamos, Allan Paule, and Gina Alajar are part of the show's supporting cast.
Nagbabagang Luha is Glaiza’s teleserye comeback after the success of her 2018 afternoon series, Contessa.
After Contessa, she did guest roles in GMA shows Sahaya and Prima Donnas in 2019.
In 2020, Glaiza was tapped to lead the comedy skits of Sunday variety program All-Out Sundays.
She was already taping the afternoon series Seed of Love with Mike Tan and Valerie Concepcion when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Philippines, halting production for all entertainment programs of GMA-7.
During GMA-7’s New Year Countdown for 2021, it was announced that Glaiza and Mike are headlining Nagbabagang Luha.
The hit movie was first shown in 1988 based on a novel by the late writer Elena M. Patron. The movie was directed by Ishmael Bernal.
It tells the story of sisters Maita (Lorna/Glaiza) and Cielo (Alice/Claire) who fall for the same man, Alex (Gabby/Rayver).
The movie is known for a standout scene between Alice Dixson and Lorna Tolentino, where Alice’s character tells Lorna, “Ate, mamamatay ako kapag kinuha mo sa akin si Alex.”
Lorna's character replies, “Ipalilibing kita.”
GMA-7 has yet to announce the official airing date for its remake of Nagbabagang Luha.
GMA-7’S TOP-RATING AFTERNOON MOVIE REMAKES
Since 2007, the Kapuso network has been filling its afternoon slot with adaptations of classic movies under its umbrella series, Sine Novela presents.
Among the op-raters were Sinasamba Kita (2007), Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso? (2007), Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap (2007), Magdusa Ka (2008), Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan (2008), and Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin (2009), among others.
Glaiza herself top-billed two Sine Novela presents installments: Kaputol ng Isang Awit (2008), where she played the lead role originated by Sharon Cuneta, and Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin (2009), where she was the main kontrabida.
GMA-7 discontinued Sine Novela presents in 2010, but occasionally did remakes of old movies.
Its latest adaptation project is the ongoing afternoon series Bilangin Ang Bituin Sa Langit, with Mylene Dizon, Kyline Alcantara, and Nora Aunor in the lead roles.
Nora was the lead star of the 1989 movie version. Her two roles in the movie are now being portrayed by Mylene and Kyline in the TV version.
The veteran actress, on the other hand, was assigned to portray a character who was not part of the original Bilangin Ang Bituin Sa Langit.