Carla Abellana on Basahang Ginto leading man Geoff Eigenmann: "I need him."

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"Talagang pagbubutihan namin ito dahil nandun pa din yung pressure, e. Kailangan mataas ang rating, and very confident naman ako na maganda ang kalalabasan nito," says Carla Abellana about her newest afternoon soap opera with Geoff Eigenmann titled Sine Novela Presents: Mars Ravelo’s Basahang Ginto.


After starring in primetime soap operas, Carla Abellana is now set to topbill the afternoon series Sine Novela Presents: Mars Ravelo’s Basahang Ginto. It started airing today, May 23, on GMA-7’s Drama-rama sa Hapon block.

In an interview during the show’s press junket held recently, Carla admitted that she already knew the character that she would be portraying through her grandmother, veteran actress Delia Razon.

"Noong nalaman ko na gagawin namin ni Geoff ’yong Basahang Ginto, I knew right away who it was kasi ni-remind po ako ng lola ko [Delia Razon]. I knew right away that it [starred] Alicia Vergel and Pancho Magalona. Parang na-brief niya ako about sa story and I found out na she won Best Actress for it," recalled Carla.

The fact that the actress of the ’50s movie version of Ravelo’s komiks series won an acting award made the 23-year-old actress very nervous.

Carla stated, "Siyempre, nandun ang pressure, di ba? Kasi, napakabigat ng role and, at the same time, you have to do justice to the role because nga nagampanan ng napakaganda noon 1950s."

In this TV series, Carla will portray the character of Orang or Laura, an orphan rescued and raised by an Aeta couple.


However, the young actress admitted that she did not have time to study her role more deeply because they already had to start taping.

"Napakahirap po na mag-prepare for such a big role, e," she confessed. "Unang-una, remake po siya, napakaganda ng istorya ng komiks ni Mars Ravelo. Kulang ho kami sa panahon para makapag-prepare. Pero simula po noong nag-story conference, nagkaroon na po kami ng idea kung ano ang character ng isa’t isa. Nagkaroon po kami ng character study and background. You know, doon na namin talaga nakukuha. So, hindi siya kaagad-agad nakukuha dahil nga napaka-challenging ng roles namin at saka kakaiba talaga sa nakasanayan namin. Pero as we continue to tape for the show, doon po kami natututo."

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SYNOPSIS. A tragedy struck the Aeta community where Orang (Carla Abellana) lived in since birth. The event killed her adoptive father, forcing Orang and her adoptive family to evacuate and start anew in the city.

However, life in Manila turns out to be exactly the opposite of what they hoped for. Another unfortunate event occurs, leaving her adoptive mother incapacitated. This means that Orang would have to find a way to provide for the needs of her family.

Incidentally, Orang meets a rich bachelor named Danny (Geoff Eigenmann) who offers her to be a maid in his grandmother’s house. He also plans to use her to exact revenge on his scheming girlfriend Sylvia (played by Vaness del Moral).

Soon Danny realizes that he no longer needs to make his girlfriend jealous since he is already falling in love with Orang. She, on the other hand, will find out that Danny was involved in the accident that incapacitated her mother. Orang leaves the mansion to seek revenge and to unveil the mystery of her true identity.

WORKING WITH GEOFF AGAIN. Aside from having a new show, the young daughter of actor Rey "PJ" Abellana was happy to know that she would be paired with her constant onscreen partner Geoff Eigenman.

"Natutuwa naman ako na I get to work with him again, kasi kailangan ko ’to, e. Kapag ganito ang challenge sa akin, maganda na maging kapareho ko si Geoff kasi sa katunayan magaling siya mag trabaho and tulungan kaming dalawa. In short, I need him in this point of my life—kasi, heto na naman, challenge na naman, pressured na naman ako—and to make my work better."

She also pointed out that having Geoff around has its advantages. Carla narrated, "I get strength from Geoff. Sinabi ko lang sa kanya ’yan nung isang gabi, e, sabi ko, ’You give me strength!’ Sabi ko kay Geoff, kung wala siya, ang hirap, e. Kung nandyan siya napapadali niya talaga yung trabaho.Buti na lang nakahihinga naman ako. Nakasanay na din kasi."

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Also joining Carla and Geoff in this afternoon program are Rita Avila, Celia Rodriguez, Jackielou Blanco, Tony Mabesa, Bearwin Meily, and returning actress Samantha Lopez. Young stars such as Kevin Santos, Vaness del Moral, Charming Lagunsad, and Byron Ortile are also part of the cast.

This new installment of Sine Novela will be directed by Joel Lamangan.

Follow the story of Orang and Danny every day after Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak on GMA-7’s Drama-rama sa Hapon.

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