The Half Sisters ends year-and-eight-month run



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The much-awaited ending of GMA-7's longest-running and top-rating afternoon series The Half Sisters finally happens on GMA Afternoon Prime as the program airs its final episode on Friday, January 15.

The Half Sisters brought laughter and tears to the viewers and dominated its timeslot with high TV ratings. And due to the clamour of viewers, it was rewarded several extensions and continues to remain at the top for more than one year and eight months since it premiered last June 2014.

As the series ends this Friday, Barbie Forteza, Thea Tolentino, Andre Paras and Jean Garcia share their most memorable scenes and what to expect as the series comes to an end.

For Barbie, who plays the role of Diana, she has a lot unforgettable scenes while doing the series but she will definitely treasure her trip to Japan with her co-stars since it was her first out-of-the-country experience. She also shared that viewers need to watch out if Diana and Bradley (Andre Paras) will end up together after all the setbacks in their relationship, "No matter how terrible the past can be, you will still learn to forgive the people you love the most."

For Thea, who portrays Ashley, her most memorable moment was when Jean Garcia slapped her many times for a crucial scene. "Siyempre yung sampal pa rin ni Ms. Jean Garcia. Yung apat na sunod-sunod. "Yun talaga ang hindi ko makakalimutan dahil uminit ang pisngi ko noon siguro ng more than 1 hour."

She promises that viewers will be on the edge of their seats because of the intense and exciting finale episode, "Walang eksena na dapat palampasin dahil dito talaga makikita ang lahat ng hirap na dinanas ng pamilya nila Ashley at Diana."

For Andre, he will definitely miss all his co-stars because they really got close on and off cam, "The most memorable scenes are the ones behind the camera because we get to bond with each other." He also revealed that while doing the show he learned "to always be humble and to always be yourself.?? And for the finale, viewers should "expect a happy ending from a sad story."

And for Jean who plays Rina, she will never forget the episodes "when I became blind. That was a first for me and talagang nung una nangapa ako--I thought madali lang pero hindi pala--mahirap pero I enjoyed it kasi it was a different challenge for me as an actress."

She will miss everyone in the show most especially her teen co-stars, "First time ko nakatrabaho sila Barbie, Thea, Andre pero kahit mga anak ang turing ko sa kanila, we became real friends!"

For the finale, Jean said viewers should "expect the most exciting, and heart-pounding ending! We gave all our energy, dedication and passion to The Half Sisters kaya isa rin siguro yan sa nagsustain sa amin para manatiling No. 1. Hindi lamang kaming mga artista at director kundi lahat ng involve sa show gave their best! Kaya this is one show I will never forget."

Don't miss the finale episode of The Half Sisters, under the direction of Mark Reyes, this Friday, January 15, after Eat Bulaga only on GMA Afternoon Prime.




Barbie Forteza and Andre Paras


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