After her ABS-CBN comeback in February 2017, veteran actress Carmi Martin continues to do projects for the Kapamilya network.
A freelance actress, Carmi is tapped to play Sophie, the mother of Awra Briguela in Wansapanataym: Amazing Ving.
Awra plays the titular role. The child star was discovered through a viral video that paved the way for him to join the primetime series FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.
In a press conference last July 21, the 53-year-old actress revealed that she is set to portray dual characters for the Sunday fantasy series.
Carmi explained, "Ako dito ang mother ni Super Ving na isang teacher. Talagang nagse-save din ako ng tao, talagang mabuting ina.
"Pero nagkataon nga lang na nahypnotize ako ni Reptilia [Bianca Manalo]. So dalawa rin yung characters ni pino-portray ko dito, si Maskarada. Magiging bad!"
Carmi's inclusion in this latest Wansapantaym installment also allowed her to reunite with Roderick Paulate, her partner in the defunct variety series Tonight With Dick and Carmi, which was aired in the late '80s.
The mother role seemed to be a breath of fresh air for the actress, who has been known as one of the resident kontrabidas in teleseryes.
Carmi admitted that she actually finds it easier to portray kind-hearted roles than the villainous ones.
She reasoned out, "Oo, parang nadalian akong umiyak kaysa sa kontrabida. At saka kasi I'm a Sunday school teacher, so parang madali ako maiyak sa scenes kaysa kapag nabibigyan ako ng kontrabida roles kasi I'm a Christian.
"Parang wala akong pinaghuhugutan at saka yung gusto kong paghigantihan!
"So as a mother siguro, parang mas refreshing talaga. I really love this role and thank you so much for giving me this opportunity as Sophie and Maskarada."
KAPAMILYA COMEBACK. It was last February 2017 when Carmi returned to ABS-CBN after three years via the afternoon teleserye The Better Half.
Prior to the afternoon series, she was last seen in GMA-7's sitcom Ismol Family, which ran from 2014 to 2016.
On the other hand, her last teleserye with ABS-CBN was Moon of Desire, which aired from March to August 2014.
In The Better Half, Carmi played the role of the druglord Mayor Dyna Soriano, who is also known as Mayora.
Last June, Mayora already left The Better Half, after Bianca (Denise Laurel) killed her.
The actress thanked the staff of the show during her last taping day, based on her Instagram post.
She wrote, "Maraming Salamat sa aking The Better half Family for the opportunity to play the Role of Mayora Dyna. Salamat din sa viewers na nag mahal at na galit kay Mayora.... may God bless you All!"
During the press conference, the actress happily announced that while she is doing this Wansapanataym installment, she is set to start another teleserye with ABS-CBN.
"This coming September, nabigyan ako ng panibagong soap. Siyempre di ko muna sasabihin secret muna.
"Pero I'm so happy to be part of ABS-CBN," she ended with a smile.