PEP List: Female bidas we want to play kontrabida roles

Jun 19, 2013

On hearing the words "bida" and "female lead," these actresses' sweet faces come right off the top of your head. They are undeniably blessed with that "pang-leading-lady" appeal— a combination of pleasant demeanor and lovable onscreen presence which not many actors have. Certainly, their ever-developing acting skills have secured them a niche in showbiz too, and the timely opportunities that came their way somehow sway one into believing that they're meant to be stars.

The bidas, as opposed to the kontrabidas, have a soft spot in the hearts of the Filipino audience. The more downtrodden and tragic their fates are in a teleserye or a big screen romantic comedy, the more loved their characters are. But has anyone ever wondered how these female stars would fare if asked to play the kontrabida characters instead? Really, their fans wouldn't be disappointed over their idols displaying a bit of versatility.

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In this list, deconstructs your top-of-mind female bidas by (pseudo-)fitting them into roles they would otherwise play.

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