The issues that people thought will put Maricar Reyes down did not stop the beautiful actress from facing life with her head held high. And as she stars in her biggest break on Philippine TV, Your Song Presents Gaano Kita Kamahal, Maricar is ready to prove that she has what it takes to be an actress.
First seen (as an actress) in I Love Betty La Fea, wherein she portrayed the character of Candy, Armando's first love, many have noticed how Maricar pours her heart out in the craft she chose to be in. Her appearance as a taong grasa (vagrant) on May Bukas Pa have given the public a hint on how fiery Maricar's passion is when it comes to acting.
Instead of sulking in her room, Maricar has opted to continue working. The gamble paid off when she was given lead star status in this Sunday afternoon soap opera airing on ABS-CBN.
In Your Song Presents Gaano Kita Kamahal, Maricar will be giving life to the character of a piano teacher who will fall in love with a guy (Sid Lucero), who's already committed to someone (Jodi Sta. Maria). Their passion for music will give way to a forbidden romance.
In an interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Sid said that he had some difficulty portraying the role of a keyboardist since his character was supposed to be very good in playing the piano. He had to take up lessons to effectively portray his role.
When asked to describe his leading lady Maricar, he said, "Even in the wee hours of the morning, tuloy ang trabaho niya, kahit puro iyakan ang mga eksena niya. She keeps a real cheerful mood. Pati 'yong mood namin, nagiging light dahil magaan siyang katrabaho."
Sid revealed that he met Maricar when he was still studying in Ateneo. Does he know how affected the actress is by the controversies surrounding her?
"I don't know how the whole thing affected her, but you know, I am respecting her a lot on how she's handling the situation. Very painful para sa isang babae 'yun, but she's handling it as if nothing happened. Tuloy ang trabaho niya. She goes to work na parang walang nangyari. She's making the most out of it. That's the best way to handle it."
Sid also told PEP that he will be part of Dahil May Isang Ikaw, the upcoming teleserye starring Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa.
Your Song Presents Gaano Kita Kamahal starts airing this Sunday, July 5, after ASAP '09 on ABS-CBN.