It’s confirmed that Yasmien Kurdi and Jeric Gonzales will be part of the main cast of GMA’s adaptation of the popular K-Drama Start-Up, which will be headlined by Alden Richards and Bea Alonzo.
For Yasmien, apart from the series being an exciting development in her career, playing a role in a local adaptation of a Korean drama is very close to her heart.
“I’m excited especially since I’ve watched the original series on Netflix. At the height of the lockdown, it’s what I did and I finished it. That’s why when I received word that I’ll be included in the cast, I got super excited,” the actress exclaimed.
Yasmien is also thrilled working with Alden and Bea for the first time.
“And that’s what makes the excitement double on my part. It’s a new cast and it’s very refreshing. I consider it a dream come true since for the longest time I’ve wanted to work with them. Finally, the chance is here and I’m so glad,” she said.
As for Jeric, he admitted that he is under pressure just with the thought that it’s a huge television project.
“It’s inevitable, but it’s a good kind of pressure. For one, I will be challenged to do my best. I never imagined that I’ll be part of the local adaptation of Start-Up. Then, I’ll be working with big and really competent stars,” he explained.
Jeric was also able to watch the original version of the drama and he finds the story beautiful and the characters are wonderful.
“To be working with Ms. Bea and Alden is an honor so I will really be challenged to deliver my best in this series,” he ended.
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After two years, Elmo Magalona has a new soap opera titled, Panalo o Talo It’s You, which has started airing last week not on the Kapamilya Channel but on NET 25, a free TV station owned by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.
Serving as his leading lady in the show is Star Magic talent Arielle Roces who previously appeared in the NET 25 shows Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw in 2020 and Ikaw ay Akin in 2021.
This is an exciting development in Elmo’s acting career considering that his last regular soap was the Kapamilya Channel’s A Soldier’s Heart which featured Gerald Anderson in 2020.
Elmo is also part of Love on Da Mover, a Brightlight Productions and Star Cinema’s co-production which is yet to be shown. Here, he stars alongside Elisse Joson and JC Alcantara. Earlier this year, he did the iWant Original series Click, Like, Share.
Arielle, on the other hand, is still currently seen in the Kapamilya primetime series Viral Scandal.