Actress Mona Alawi, formerly known on GMA-7 as Mona Louise Rey, makes a comeback for a limited engagement.
She is set to portray the younger version of her sister, Ivana Alawi, in the upcoming ABS-CBN prime-time series A Family Affair.
Mona is seen in flashback scenes, where her character CherryRed enters the lives of the Estrella brothers and is treated like their sister.
CherryRed grows up into a sexy, charming woman who captivates the brothers, particularly Paco (Gerald Anderson) and Dave (Sam Milby).
She is also an "ate" to the younger Estrella brothers, Seb (Jake Ejercito) and Drew (Jameson Blake).
CherryRed and Paco fall in love, get married, but conflicts arise when CherryRed gets into an affair with Dave.
The series, shot in Masbate, is Ivana’s first lead role for a teleserye at ABS-CBN.
It also marks the first teleserye exposure of Mona after six years. Before this, she was a GMA-7 child actress.
Mona started her career in 2011, playing the titular role in Munting Heredera. She was then given lead roles in several Kapuso shows, such as Aso Ni San Roque (2012), Bukod Kang Pinagpala (2013), My BFF (2014), and Hahamakin Ang Lahat (2016).
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Mona then took a break from show business and later became active on YouTube vlogging with her sister.
Both Mona and Ivana have also talked about Mona's battle with Type 1 diabetes.
A Family Affair, produced by Star Creatives, is directed by Jerome Chavez Pobocan and Raymund Ocampo.
It is set to air soon on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.
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