GMA Network has revealed the identities of the lead stars in the TV adaptation of the phenomenal Korean hit My Love from the Star.
The series, one of the Network’s highly-anticipated programs in 2017, promises to delight the viewers by bringing back the mala-aso’t pusang kilig of Steffi and Matteo with Jennylyn Mercado and Gil Cuerva.
Jennylyn plays Steffi, the popular, beautiful and sought-after actress and endorser. She is rich, successful but over confident and feeling entitled.
Mercado is excited to begin work on the adaptation. She is looking forward to give the audience a whole new viewing experience with her role as Steffi. “Dito, they will see another side of me—the one na nakita nila sa films ko. Kasi kung dati sa pelikula ko siya ginagawa ngayon dadalhin natin ‘yun dito sa GMA. And finally, dumating na si Matteo, and I saw na very willing siya na matuto and open siya sa lahat ng mga ideas at mabait. That’s why excited ako na mapanood na ito ng mga viewers natin.”
Meanwhile, bagging the role of Matteo the extremely intelligent yet cold and aloof extra-terrestrial being who lived as a human on Earth for 400 years ever since his spaceship crash-landed, is commercial and print model Gil Cuerva.
After going through a series of auditions, the newbie actor is thankful that the Network chose him to play the role of Matteo. “Naninibago ako. This is all new to me but at the same time I’m very grateful and honored na ako ang pinili at may tiwala po ang production, si Direk Joyce (Bernal), si Jennylyn sa akin. Sa totoo lang po there’s a lot of pressure on me na mag-deliver. Kim Soo-hyun is very big in Korea so siyempre may comparisons po doon but I’m up to the challenge. I’m excited to do it and hopefully I will be able to deliver.”
Completing the cast are Gabby Eigenmann, Christian Bautista, Jackie Rice, with Glydel Mercado, Spanky Manikan, Renz Fernandez, Melissa Mendez, and Nar Cabico.