Angel Aquino initially felt nervous about doing confrontation scene with Ai-Ai delas Alas in Maria la del Barrio


Angel Aquino did not expect that her portrayal of Vera Cruz’s character in Magkaribal would earn much attention. For her portrayal of Victoria in Maria la del Barrio, she promised, "Aasahan ko na ibibigay ko rin ’yong buo ko para kay Victoria. Sana gano’n pa rin ang maging response sa kanya. Sana, kung hindi niya mapantayan, mas mahigitan pa niya si Vera."


Angel Aquino’s previous character on Magkaribal made a strong impact on avid viewers of ABS-CBN’s fashion-serye.

As Vera Cruz, Angel was always seen on television as "always angry, always upset with everyone, always screaming at the top of her lungs." (CLICK HERE to read related article)

Now that she will portray another kontrabida role, will she also show her fierce side in the upcoming teleserye Maria la del Barrio?

The model-actress hopes that the audience will still appreciate her as she portrays the character of Victoria Montenegro-Dela Vega.

"Sana, kung hindi niya mapantayan, mas mahigitan pa niya si Vera," Angel said during the media junket prepared for the cast members of Maria la del Barrio recently.

She further said, "Kasi, kapag tumanggap po ako ng project or ng character, ginagawa ko lang siya.

"Hindi ko naman alam na gano’n ang naging response kay Vera.

"Ngayon naman kay Victoria, aasahan ko na ibibigay ko rin ’yong buo ko para kay Victoria.

"Sana gano’n pa rin ang maging response sa kanya."

SCENE WITH AI-AI DELAS ALAS. Prior to the press conference, the extended version of its trailer was shown to the media. Many noticed her heavy scene with Ai-Ai delas Alas.

Ai-Ai will do a short role in the show as Maria Hernandez’s [played by Erich] adoptive mother named Casilda.

At first, Angel said she felt nervous doing the confrontation scene with Ai-Ai.

She recalled, "Noong una, kinakabahan ako kasi alam kong masasaktan ko siya.

"Pero game naman sya.

"Sabi niya sa akin, ’O, huwag mo nang isipin ’yan. Basta kung ano ’yong kailangan mong gawin, gawin mo na.’

"Na-relax ako kahit papaano doon. In-aasure naman niya ako idedemanda kung masaktan ko siya."

Angel will be joining the lead stars of Maria la del Barrio, Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee.

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Also included in the cast are Ian Veneracion, Assunta de Rossi, Paw Diaz, Aaron Villaflor, Jake Roxas, Katya Santos, Gio Alvarez, Atoy Co, Jane Oineza, Badjie Mortis and K Brosas.

Maria la del Barrio is under the direction of Rory Quintos and Richard Somes. It will start airing on August 5 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.


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