Sunshine Dizon is the newest addition to the cast of Encantadia 2016.
Just yesterday, May 10, Sunshine posted a picture where a script of Encantadia could be seen in the background.
Sunshine’s inclusion to the cast list was also announced yesterday, May 10, on GMA’s primetime news program 24 Oras.
In fact, Sunshine has already completed her costume-fitting.
“Maganda, nakaka-challenge, kailangan pa nating magpa-fit talaga ng husto.”
Sunshine also expressed her happiness upon being included in the cast of this requel (remake + sequel).
She told 24 Oras, “Masaya ako kasi at first I thought sina Dong [Dingdong Dantes] lang.
“Tapos when they said that they created a new character for me, sobrang na-touched ako and happy ako.”
Both Sunshine and Dingdong were part of Encantadia’s original cast in 2005.
Sunshine played Pirena, the caretaker of the fire gem while Dingdong played the Sapiryan warrior-turned-prince Ybarro.
In the 2016 version, Glaiza de Castro will reprise the role of Pirena while Ruru Madrid will portray the role of Ybarro.
Sunshine also shared that her kids Doreen and Anton are fans of the original Encantadia as they have watched the series on the Internet.
In fact, her daughter is amazed with Pirena’s powers that she dreams of becoming a fire princess.
"She [Doreen] is so amazed with all the fire power and sometimes she would tell me, 'Mama how come your hands don't get burned?'
“Sabi niya, where's the fire gem daw. She also wants to be a fire princess when she grows up."
Last Saturday, May 7, Sunshine also posted a picture of her and Glaiza on her Instagram account.
Sunshine also said in 24 Oras that a new character for the requel was created for her.
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph, Encantadia writer and creator Suzette Doctolero revealed that there will be a new major character included in the 2016 version that will change the story of Encantadia.
She revealed, “May isang major character na hindi namin nire-reveal na may malaking part sa Encantadia 2016 na hindi siya part noong unang saga.
“Kapag ipinasok siya, ang laki ng mababago sa palabas na ito.”
Could Sunshine’s role be the character Suzette was talking about?
Viewers have yet to find out when Encantadia 2016 airs this third quarter of 2016.