Maine Mendoza transforms into pickpocket for Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special


Maine Mendoza takes on another challenge in her acting career by being part of the 2017 Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special.

The Dubsmash Queen will show her serious side as she portrays Mayang, a professional pickpocket who fosters an unlikely friendship with a child who will teach her the value of family and forgiveness.

“Isa ito sa mga kakaibang character ko na nagawa ko, ever. Si Mayang
kasi, very serious. Seryoso siyang tao. Medyo siga, so nahirapan din
ako na mag-adjust sa ganung character,” Maine said about her role in
the episode titled Prinsesa, which will air on April 11.

The Destined To Be Yours actress pointed out that her role as Maya is
so far the most difficult and most interesting.

She explained, “Yung persona ko as Maine Mendoza, malayo sa character ako. Kasi si Mayang, galit lagi sa mundo. Meron din naman siyang sympathy sa tao, kailangan lang kunin yung kiliti sa puso. Doon lang kami nagkakapareho ni Mayang.

“Most of my roles are happy lang na babae na optimist.

“Alam naman ng mga tao na most of my roles ay medyo happy-happy lang. Pabebe. Pero dito, iba ako.

“Parang mas kailangan dito ng acting dito since hindi naman ako ganun talaga as a person.”

In connection with this, the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival Best
Supporting Actress admitted that she still has not adjusted in acting
life.

“Nahihirapan pa rin ako,” she admitted.

“Kailangan ko pa rin ng tulong ng acting coach and directors.

“May adjustments pa rin, naiilang pa rin ako kapag umaarte.

“But I just let it flow. Ang ginagawa ko talaga is I focus sa work ko
and sa script.

“I really take it seriously para maka-deliver ako nang maayos in terms
of acting.”

Joining Maine in Prinsesa are Wally Bayola, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Anjo
Yllana, and Trops stars Tommy Penaflor and Joel Palencia.

This Lenten Special will be directed by Imagine You and Me director
Mike Tuviera.

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2017 EAT BULAGA LENTEN SPECIAL. Alden Richards and Ryan Agoncillo star in Kapatid, a tale of two brothers who learn to look after each other despite their differences. It also stars Ruby Rodriguez, Pia Guanio, and Jerald Napoles. It is directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal.

In Jose Javier Reyes’s Inay, Paolo Ballesteros and Ai-Ai delas Alas
play mother and son who “raise” each other by recognizing their
sacrifices and accepting their differences.

Lorna Tolentino headlines Pagpapatawad, a story of a broken family’s
newfound chance to reconcile and start anew by learning from the
mistakes of the past to help them face the future. Gina Alajar directs
the episode, which also stars Kenneth Medrano and Taki of the
teen-oriented show Trops, child sensation Baste, and Patricia Tumulak.

Jake Ejercito joins other Eat Bulaga Dabarkads via Mansyon, starring Jose Manalo, Tito Sotto, Barbie Forteza, and Trops’s Kim Last, Miggy
Tolentino, and Jon Timmons. Mansyon, directed by Linnet Zurbano,
revolves around a family who finds home in each other as they build on their dreams and try to overcome obstacles that threaten to drift them apart.

Finally, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon star in Kaibigan, a
heart-warming tale of two friends who face circumstances that elevate
their bond from friendship to family. Directed by Joel Lamangan, the
episode also stars Bianca Umali and Kim Rodriguez.



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